Osprey Stratos 36

An incredibly well-thought-out pack, with pretty much all the features that you could ever need. Mesh back system is breezy without being so curved that it restricts capacity, or being too rigid to restrict movement. The shoulder padding is particularly pleasant, with enough padding without adding too much bulk, and the hip pads grip and support perfectly. The 36-litre capacity does feel huge, but heavier loads are handled well, with excellent compression straps keeping the load at the correct height. One slight criticism; with the pack full, it can be a bit fiddly to get to the zip front pocket.

Capacity: 36L
Weight: 1,414g
Main compartment: Drawcord and buckle lid
Back system: Suspended mesh
Contact: 01202 413 920; www.ospreypacks.com