Karrimor Zephyr 25L

This compact zipped daysack from Karrimor has a comfortable, channelled back system that keeps the load close to your back for stability. The padded shoulder straps are fine, but more adjustment on the chest strap would be a good idea. Some good features, including double compression straps, space for a hydration bladder and useful pockets. But the zipped compartments aren’t great, and the exterior is quite cluttered.

Verdict: A comfortable pack that carries heavy loads well. Make sure you try before you buy, as some may find the harness too small. Not as neat and tidy looking as some.

Capacity: 25 litres

Main compartment: Zipped (YKK)

Back system: Supercool Windtunnel (channelled)

Other features: Detachable waist belt, ladies fit harness, two front pockets, ice axe strap, rain cover, hydration system compatible

Colours: Wedgwood/cinder, black/cinder

Contact: 01372 377713; www.karrimor.com