The North Face Ligero 35

This 30-40 litre rucksack has a moulded back system with airflow channels and good stability and comfort; wide, padded hipbelt; stretch wand pockets; compression straps; front stash pocket; zip-top main compartment closure; two large lid pockets; removable rain cover (104g). But you might prefer a conventional lid closure; it’s surprisingly heavy at 1500g.

Verdict: If you like zip-around lids this is a great sack for hill-walkers of all types.


First published in Trail magazine, May 2008