Low-priced option for those on a budget not looking for too much carrying power. Very small with only limited pockets, which will suit those not demanding too much for their money. Decent concave/mesh back system that is both cool and comfortable, and it also felt quite stable. The walking pole holders leave a bit to be desired, but it is hydration system-compatible and the main compartment is easily accessed via a zipped opening.
Main compartment: Zipped
Back system: Concave/mesh
Other features: Walking pole holders, hydration-compatible, mesh side pockets Contact: 01937 591101; www.robens.de
First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.