Tatonka Luna 36 2009

The Tatonka Luna 36 rucksack secure women’s shoulder fit; top zip pockets; rain cover, gear loops; front pocket; bottom compartment; elastic mesh side pockets, internal access zip, vented back, pocket on padded hipbelt. But very heavy at 1869g and tested as 6 litres oversize at 42 litres; extremely high price; overly complex back system; limited back length options; internal access useless with top-opening liner bag.

Tatonka – tel. (0161) 432 0319; www.tatonka.com

Verdict: The Tatonka Luna 36 rucksack is a good fit for tiny women, but it’s heavy even before loading!

First published in Trail magazine July 2009