Vango Airvent 35

This daysack from Vango has a nice concave-style back system, and the Airvent is cool and dry to wear and the back-length about ideal. Against it though, the padded hip fins stick up at an odd angle. It’s a robust rucksack that proves tighter on space than some, but is reasonably stable and also has some nice features. A decent selection of pockets, but quite heavy and lacks compression straps. 

Verdict: A smallish but well-featured 35-litre pack that’s ideal for winter walking or the odd weekend away. A notch down from the best in quality, but still decent value for money.

Capacity: 35 litres

Main compartment: Lid/drawcord

Back system: Air-vent (concave)

Other features: Padded hip belt, side mesh pockets, zipped front pocket for map, twin pole/ice axe holder

Colours: Black/red, black

Contact: 01475 746000;