Osprey Stratos 32

This daysack from Osprey has the excellent AirCore concave back system, which does a great job of minimising contact with your back, yet still feels supportive. The shoulder straps and hip belt also have just the right amount of padding for a pack of this size. Although only 32 litres, it will easily swallow your kit. Light and well-built, it has lots of useful features, such as a front stretch pocket – perfect for a map or wet waterproof – side access to the main compartment, and roomy side pockets.

Verdict: A light, comfortable and superbly featured pack that’s difficult to criticise. Expensive but worth it, so if you can afford it, buy it!

Capacity: 32 litres

Main compartment: Lid/drawcord

Back system: AirCore (concave airflow)

Other features: Waist belt, front pocket, side pockets, pole holders, harness

Colours: Tangerine, black, bliss blue

Weight: 1,350g

Contact: 01202 572775; www.ospreypacks.com