Vaude Triset 35 + 8

The Triset rucksack fitted well – with a very long back and lovely slim profile. It has modest padding, but is ample for its size. We found the Aeroflex concave back system cool and very stable. The tall, slim profile makes it best for rugged terrain or scrambling, but this, combined with its huge volume, makes it more fiddly to access than other models. Nice and light, though. Good price too.


Capacity: 35 litres (plus five)
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Aeroflex ventilated (concave)
Other features: Padded waist belt and chest strap, five pockets including two expansion side pockets, pole holders, rain cover
Colours: Grey/red, navy/royal
Contact: 01665 510660;

Verdict: One of the larger packs on the market, but also one of the lightest – ideal for those who tend to carry bigger loads. It’s stable, well-featured and amazing value for money.