Lowe Alpine Airzone Centro ND35 (2011)

A classic walking pack that’s durable, comfortable, and carries loads with ease. There’s slightly less room in the main compartment than some, but there’s a large expansion pocket on the front (perfect for carrying waterproofs), and a really useful zip pocket for storing kit you want quick access to. The lid pockets are on the small side, though. It’s got a lightweight women’s harness, and the hip fins flex easily as you walk. The suspended mesh back system allows a really good flow of air across your back, while keeping the load stable and close to your centre of gravity. Decent lumbar padding helps keep the load feeling comfortable all day, too. Comes with walking pole attachments and a waterproof cover to keep your kit dry.

Capacity: 35 litres

Weight: 1,300g

Main Compartment: Lid and drawcord

Back system: Suspended mesh

Contact: 01539 740840 www.lowealpine.com

Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011.