Review: The X Lite offers a new take on the concave back system with two mesh panels stretched between the wearer and the pack rather than the usual single panel. It worked well and felt both cool and comfortable. A short, boxy pack but well-made and stable with any load. It has a good lid pocket and easy bottom access but the mesh side pockets aren’t as useful as most as they’re a bit small with fiddly zips.
Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave
Other features: Padded waist belt, front pocket, lid pocket, pole attachments
Colours: Cinder/black, race blue/cinder, flame/cinder
Contact: www.karrimor.comVerdict: A good-looking, well-made pack that has a good back system and some very useful features, although it could do with bigger side pockets. Quite dear for what it is.