Karrimor X-Lite 20

Another pack lacking the extra pockets and strappy bits that you’d expect to find on a technical pack. Its streamlined build works well when you’re in full motion (for example, climbing a steep mountain path) as well as simply keeping everything tucked away together in one main pocket. The slim design means the pack sits tucked away in the middle of your back, allowing plenty of movement for your arms. The thin back system isn’t too bad at venting but it’s that small area of contact that really helps to prevent sweating. Inside, there isn’t too much room, especially if you’re not carrying a hydration system and need to store water bottles inside. Access to the bottom of the pack through the zip pocket is good.

: 20L
Weight: 603g
Main compartment closure: Zip
Back system: Vented
Accessories: Pole loops; compression straps; hydration-compatible
Contact: 0870 838 7300; www.karrimor.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, July ’11