This daysack from Regatta is long and fits well, and has a good concave back system that keeps you cool and dry. The shoulder and waist straps are well padded and there’s plenty of adjustment on the chest strap. It’s a large pack with some good features for the price, but loses marks as one of the plastic rings holding the back system together broke during the test. A buckle also bent out of shape, making its longevity doubtful.
Verdict: Reliability aside, the X-ert Tech 35 is still a well-featured and comfortable rucksack at a very good price. Perhaps not tough enough for prolonged heavy use though.
Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave
Other features: Waist belt, chest strap, two zipped side pockets, one zipped front pocket, inner security pocket, pole/ice axe attachments
Colours: Black/seal grey/pepper, black/seal grey/gravel
Contact: 0161 749 1313; www.regatta.com