Sleek enough to look at home on a busy commute but sturdy enough for a day out in the hills, the Stravaig is a great crossover pack. But it’s definitely an outdoor pack at heart, prioritising space for a hydration system over a laptop pocket. There’s a discreet walking pole attachment, and you’ll find a rain cover secreted underneath. The fabric itself is robust ripstop nylon, so it will take a fair bit of abuse before giving in. The back system is the simplest of the bags on test: a fat, padded U-shape which runs from the shoulders, down and around the hips. It might not look very feminine but it has certainly been designed with the female frame in mind; It holds the main weight of the pack well away from your body and is narrow enough to avoid impeding your arms. The simple waist-strap is removable when you just want to use it around town.
Extra pockets: 3 (front x2, interior)
Back system: Padded airflow
Contact: 0800 840 1411
A good crossover pack, but not for high-mountain adventures.
First reviewed in Country Walking July 2015 by Sarah Ryan