Quite a big, heavy pack but the X-ert is exceedingly comfortable, courtesy of a well-padded, adjustable harness. It’s well-featured, with useful bellowed side pockets, walking pole attachments, a single pocket in the lid and an easy-to-use single buckle for the main compartment. It has a concealed key pocket and a useful rain cover stowed beneath the main compartment. The back system feels cool and comfortable but it could really do with some compression straps to improve stability and versatility.
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave
Other features: Hydration-compatible; pole holders
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