Rohan Stravaig 35 (2011)

A less-ventilated pack than some, with a channelled back rather than suspended mesh. The benefit of a channelled back system is that it keeps the load very close to your centre of gravity so that even heavy loads feel stable. The obvious downside is that you don’t get the airflow offered by suspended mesh back systems. There’s plenty of padding on the hip fins and shoulder straps, though, which keeps heavy loads feeling comfortable. The main compartment is large, with plenty of space for winter walking kit, and there’s a very useful zip pocket on the front and two more in the lid. The fabric is tough, water-repellent, and there’s a rain cover too.

Capacity: 35 litres

Weight: 1,050g

Main compartment: Lid and drawcord

Back system: Padded channel

Contact: 0800 840 1411 www.rohan.co.uk

Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011