Lowe Alpine Mintaka Air ND35

This daysack from Lowe Alpine has a comfortable back system with a decent amount of padding and good lumbar support. The nicely contoured shoulder straps are good, too. Bigger busted women may not find the chest strap long enough. The Pure Air Zone back system creates a good flow of air without feeling unstable. However, this pack doesn’t have any compression straps to keep its contents secure.

Verdict: A fairly priced, durable rucksack with a cool, stable back system that performs well full, but could do with some compression straps for smaller/lighter loads. Bigger chested women should also check the chest strap before buying.

Capacity: 35 litres

Main compartment: Lid/drawcord

Back system: Pure Air Zone (channelled)

Other features: Body-shaped harness, padded waist belt, two side pockets, front mesh pocket, pole holder

Colours: Titanium/haze blue, light olive/burnt olive

Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com