The North Face Terra 25

This daysack from The North Face  has a long back, stacks of padding, adjustment at the shoulders and hips, and a very breathable, deep, channelled back system, making it a delight to carry. It’s very heavy though, even when empty. It’s over-elaborate and more clunky to use than many, though, and heavy for 25 litres. The huge lid pocket and removable back plate are good, which does reduce the weight, but all that padding isn’t needed, and bigger side pockets would be good.

Verdict: A good-looking pack with more padding than is necessary at this size. Lots of bells and whistles, but overall performance would be enhanced if it were to shed some weight.

Capacity: 25 litres

Main compartment: Drawcord/lid

Back system: Channelled

Other features: Padded waist belt, harness and chest strap, two water bottle pockets, pole holders

Colours: Deepwater blue, Indian clay red, black

Contact: 01539 738882; www.thenorthface.com