The Sequoia boasts a dizzying array of features, all weaved together into one exceedingly practical package. The higher price reflects the fact it’s designed around (and comes with) a 3L water reservoir, which slides neatly into its own compartment at the back, so it can be taken in and out without emptying the main compartment. The Sequoia is a master of compartmentalisation – it has pockets dotted everywhere, and they’re all welcome additions, especially the flap at the front which allows quick stowage for a map or a soggy jacket. The back system is just as sophisticated, with three mesh ‘ventilation pods’ which cushion and move with the back; the benefit of choosing ‘women’s-specific’ is really obvious with this pack. Some might say all the gizmos are a bit over the top, but when it’s this comfy, you won’t turn it down.
Target Price £120
Men’s version: Fourteener
Extra pockets: 5
Back system: NV Hike (padded airflow)
Contact: 0116 234 4646, www.camelbak.com
Flawless design, first class comfort: the women’s fit makes a difference.
Review from Country Walking magazine.