Regatta X-ERT 35L 2010

The best ‘budget buy’, the Regatta X-ERT 35L (1280g) almost achieves great things: it’s light, perfectly comfy up to a certain load and has an adjustable, ventilated back system. But it has some very eccentric features: most notably the large external pocket with a tiny zipped entrance, two tiny-capacity side pockets and a hidden key stash.

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It wouldn’t take much to transform the Regatta X-ERT 35L from a serviceable ‘value’ rucksack into a great daypack, but either way it represents pretty good value for money.

Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2010