Technicals T35+5

This 30-40 litre rucksack has a front compression system; zipped front pocket; zip-around closure to main compartment; wide hipbelt; waterproof, welded, stitchless seams; removable hood usable as bumbag; very durable fabric. But it weighs 1600g; conventional lid plus a zip-around main closure seems OTT; lid does not fit well; not as good as others for stowing poles; back padding very firm.

Verdict: A strange combination of features that produces a heavy but waterproof sack.

 

First published in Trail magazine, May 2008