Tatonka Tivano

Unusually, the back system of this women’s-fit daysack actually allows you to alter its length, making it possible to get a more precise fit. It will also appeal to the taller females out there. There is a good selection of pockets (the side ones in particular are gigantic). The base of the pack has a zipped opening to access items packed at the bottom. There are also basic facilities for a hydration system and walking pole attachments at the side. But there is no adjustment for the top of the shoulder straps, leaving them to flop around. The walking pole attachments are positioned over the pockets, making them hard to access, and there are no compression straps to reduce the capacity or secure the enormous side pockets.

 

Manufacturer’s capacity: 30 litres
Trail tested capacity: 39.5 litres
Materials: Textreme 6.6, Microrip
Features: adjustable back system, side pockets, external lid pocket, rain cover, walking pole attachment point, rain cover
Weigh: 1400g
Made in Vietnam
Stores in UK: England 30; Wales 6; Scotland 10; Ireland 3

Verdict: Buy it if you like ’sacks with lower compartments and side pockets for when trekking hut-to-hut or B&B-to-B&B.