Review: The back system is cool and stable and the harness is just about perfect, with cool and well-ventilated shoulder straps that spread the load nicely. The hip fins are wonderfully comfortable and effective. Adjustable back lengths mean this pack should accommodate most walkers. Not the biggest pack, although plenty big enough for weekend or winter walks, and this makes it feel a tad more stable. We like the side zip that offers easy access to the bottom of the pack, and the pockets proved useful, although we wished it had a bigger one in the lid.
Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Airzone suspended mesh (concave)
Other features: Padded waist belt, large mesh side pockets, front pocket, inside/outside lid pockets, ice-axe/
pole attachment
Colours: Slate grey/terracotta, bark/dust, cobalt/granite
Contact: 015339 740840, www.lowealpine.comVerdict: The Centro is a superb bit of kit that can handle big or small loads comfortably and will fit most walkers, courtesy of an adjustable back length. Tough and built to last, too.