The Terra Nova Laser 35L is the lightest rucksack we tested at 513g; easy loading; medium back; top side pocket; water-resistant zips; small daisy chain loops; removable foam back pad; comfy contoured shoulder straps; large elastic side pockets; 2 base gear loops; 2 snack pockets on hipbelt. But we found it to be oversized by 4 litres at 39 litres; long opening zip not useful if contents are in a top-opening dry bag; top pocket hard to access; less durable.
Terra Nova – tel. (01773) 837370; www.terra-nova.co.uk
Verdict: The Terra Nova Laser 35L is an easy-loading, light rucksack for walkers and runners.
First published in Trail magazine July 2009