Jack Wolfskin Montrose 24

A nifty little pack that works as well for a commute to the office as it does in the hills. The main compartment is split into two, although if you’d rather keep things simple you can remove the divider and have one large compartment instead. The front pocket has many different organiser options inside, which is almost too fussy for outdoor use, but certainly useful if you’re using the pack to take to work. It won’t let you down in the hills, though, with a comfortable and stable women-specific harness, a soft waistbelt that flexes as you walk, and a padded back system that allows sweat to evaporate while keeping the load close to your back. A compact and stable pack.

: 24L
Weight: 950g
Main compartment closure: Zip
Back system: Suspended mesh
Accessories: Slots and loops for small items and key carabiner
Contact: 020 74340994; www.jack-wolfskin.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, July ’11