Vaude Maremma 28

This daysack from Vaude is a comfortable, stable pack that carries a full load very effectively. The harness is flimsy compared to the best in class, but the soft shoulder straps, which are fleece-lined to prevent chafing, are excellent. It’s a lightweight model that comes with a compass, thermometer, whistle and sit mat. The pale coloured liner and large main compartment make it easy to rummage around in, and it has an excellent concave back system.

Verdict: A well designed, feminine rucksack with some useful features, including a huge main compartment with a wide opening. The sit mat is a fantastic idea too.

Capacity: 28 litres

Main compartment: Drawcord/lid

Back system: Aeroflex Ventilated Mesh (concave)

Other features: Waist belt, two side pockets, pole holder, pale coloured liner, women’s specific harness

Colours: Mocca/off white, red/vine red

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