The Wenger Almer 40 is an incredibly well-thought-through 1500g pack designed for ski touring and alpine adventure. It has a rain cover, mesh water bottle holder, quick-stash sleeve, Swiss Army knife pocket (naturally) and organiser pocket. But it’s too pricy and too feature-packed for most walkers. Definitely worth admiring
in the shops, though: it is a thing of beauty
Stockists – tel. (01539) 721032; www.whitbyandco.co.uk
The Wenger Almer 40 is ideal for ski touring but overkill for a Lakeland stroll. However you won’t find a finer place to stash your Swiss Army knife.
Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2010