Berghaus Freeflow 25+5

The Berghaus Freeflow 25+5 women's rucksack fits the back and shoulders so snugly it will feel like it has grown there. We especially like the Berghaus Freeflow 25+5's padded hip fins and super-comfy shoulder straps. The chest strap is quite short, so bigger-busted women should check it fits. A roomy pack with an extra five litres in the side expansion pockets. The back system and shoulder straps are less sweaty than some.

Capacity: 25 litres (plus five)
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Freeflow (concave)
Other features: Seven pockets, waist belt, hydration-compatible, compression straps, two pole holders
Colours: Five including pillarbox red/grey
Contact: 0191 516 5700,
Verdict A superbly comfortable and roomy women’s pack that is well-suited for year-round hillwalking. The back system will keep you cooler than most. Well priced, too.

Reviewed by Country Walking 2008.