Incredibly comfortable, even when fully loaded. The shoulder straps are narrow, close-set and perfectly shaped to fit round the bust, and the well-padded hip fins move as you walk. There’s plenty of length in the chest strap and hip belt. Back system allows a decent flow of air, and maximum comfort and stability. Double compression straps keep contents secure. It’s a tall, slim pack so doesn’t obstruct arm movement and the wide drawcord opening and single buckle lid closure make it easy to pack and fasten. Plenty of pockets, mesh compartment for wet clothes, zip on the front allowing easy access in a hurry.
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Channelled
Other features: Hydration-compatible, wet clothes compartment, walking pole holders, rain cover
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.deutergb.co.uk
First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.