A classic pack that has done consistently well over the years. The Triset is tall and slim, perfect for steep and strenuous going, with a well-padded, contoured harness and an excellent concave back system that is cool and stable. The additional 4L capacity comes from two expandable side pockets that will easily take a water bottle or flask. It also has a sizeable lid pocket and a rain cover stowed beneath the main compartment. Compression straps and walking pole holders work faultlessly and the fabrics used are first class throughout. A superb pack at a superb price.
Capacity: 25L (+4L)
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave/mesh
Other features: Walking pole holders, expandable side pockets, compression straps, hydration-compatible
Contact: 01665 510660; www.vaude.co.uk
First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.