This daysack is similar to a technical climbing ’sack in concept with no unnecessary clutter and a clean, streamlined profile. The back system is adjustable, with shoulder straps you can alter at the top, a chest strap and hipbelt. The pocket on the body of the pack is comfortably OS map-sized. Plastic lugs and adjustable elastic allow for walking poles to be carried. The lid is secured by one buckle and fits well. It also has an external pocket that contains a rain cover. This is a really nicely designed pack that will satisfy your hill-walking needs well, and all for a thoroughly reasonable price. But for a walking pack this might be considered slightly light on pockets, as there are no external, secure pockets suitable for a water bottle. The use of plastic lugs to secure walking poles means you could not place an axe there instead if you needed to.
Manufacturer’s capacity: 30 litre
Trail tested capacity: 38.5 litre
Materials: KS-P600C 600D polyester & KS-420ND HD 420D nylon
Features: ventilated back system, lid pocket, front pocket, walking pole attachment, hydration system-compatible, rain cover
Made in Vietnam
Stores in UK: no info provided
Verdict: Buy it if you appreciate minimalism, slick designs and don’t need bells and whistles.