Deuter Futura 22 AC SL

This daysack from Deuter has a funky modern design, with comfortable, padded shoulder straps and a waist belt with small hip pads that distribute the load well. It has a twin main compartment and two useful, if rather small, pockets. It’s quite short though, with a slightly bulging shape that feels a little unstable when full, although the double compression straps help control this.

Verdict: A feminine looking, compact pack with a nice modern design. The Aircomfort back system works well and the harness is comfortable yet simple. A fair price for what it offers.

Capacity: 22 litres

Main compartment: Zip

Back system: Aircomfort (concave)

Other features: Waist belt, side compression straps, front pocket, security pocket, wet clothes compartment, pole holder

Colours: Bamboo/canvas, granite/ash, fire/cream

Contact: 0191 296 0212;