To handle a Fjällräven product is like holding a finely cut precious stone – its materials are luxurious, every aspect is crafted with the utmost care, and it will last forever. The classy Kaipak focuses on old-fashioned comfort and durability rather than bells, whistles and toggles. The padded back moulds naturally and comfortably to the torso while the slim design and compression straps mean the weight is always pulled close to the body, stabilising heavy loads. Made from tough G-1000 HeavyDutyEco material, it’s designed to withstand the elements, with the pockets protected by storm flaps and the main compartment by the lid. A rain cover is one of the few modern concessions, but for all its simple charm, it would be good to see some mod cons, like a hydration pouch and padded hip belt.
Target Price £110
Extra pockets: 3 (top, inner, front)
Back system: Padded mesh
Contact: 02392 528711, www.fjallraven.co.uk
Elegant, comfortable and durable, but avoid if you use hydration systems.
Review from Country Walking magazine