The Highlander Munro 35 rucksack has a tested capacity of 36 litres; low price; long back; top lid pocket, black raincover; mesh underside pocket, top bungee; vented back, inside pocket; comfy shoulder straps; large front pocket, daisy chain, 2 large side pockets; less comfy hipbelt; 2 pole end holders, 1 ice axe loop. But it’s the third heaviest at 1534g; raincovers can disappear in high wind; not hydration-compatible; no compression straps or wand pockets.
Highlander – tel. (01506) 438438; www.highlander-outdoor.com
Verdict: The Highlander Munro 35 30-35 litre rucksack is heavy but it’s great value for summer and winter walking.
First published in Trail magazine July 2009