Salomon Minim 20

This is a slimline pack for those who like to stay on the move. The long shape of it means that you could even run with it, should you need to. The long, narrow design keeps your arms free to swing around, and the pack is very lightweight. The breezy airvent back system really keeps the pack away from your body, with only two thin straps in contact with the wearer and a rigid curve to the bag itself. Of course, this does mean that load capacity is compromised. Loading is made trickier by the vertical zip opening on the main compartment. If the bag is full the contents are inclined to burst out when you unzip. That makes it difficult to re-pack too.

: 20L
Weight: 692g
Main compartment closure: Zip
Back system: Airvent MINIM suspended mesh
Accessories: Pole loops; hydration-compatible
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• Review from Country Walking magazine, July ’11