Berghaus Freeflow III 35 + 8

This daysack from Berghaus is very comfortable. You’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it – even when fully loaded – which says a lot about the Freeflow back system. However, it does carry the load away from the back, which can affect stability. The 35+8-litre capacity sounds huge, and it’s superbly featured, with everything you could wish for, including excellent pockets and a good rain cover.

Verdict: A wonderful, well-featured pack with good pockets and a great back system. Difficult to fault for the price.

Capacity: 35 litres (plus 8)

Main compartment: Lid/drawcord

Back system: Freeflow III (concave airflow)

Other features: Hip belt, expansion side pockets, shock cord pole holder, internal zipped lid pocket

Colours: Five, inc. blue/granite/black

Weight: 1,400g

Contact: 0191 516 5700;