This 25-litre daysack from Wynnster has a concave airflow back system, which does an excellent job of keeping you cool and dry, and the broad strip of padding at the base feels good against your lower back. The padded waist belt helps spread the load well, and the shoulder straps sit well on your shoulders, too. It’s a spacious pack with two large side pockets, but the lid pocket is very cramped compared to some. Like most of the concave packs, the load is held away from your back, but it still feels reasonably stable and doesn’t move around too much, even when moving fast. It’s made from very tough ripstop polyester that should take a few knocks.
Verdict: The Wildcat is a traditional-style rucksack with a decent carrying capacity and a comfortable back system and harness. It’s reasonably stable to carry and very good value for money, too.
Capacity: 25 litres
Main compartment: Drawcord/lid
Back system: Wynnster (concave)
Other features: Anatomical padded waist belt, chest strap, detachable rain cover, lid pocket, two side pockets, pole holders, hydration system-compatible
Colours: Navy/charcoal, linen/storm blue, charcoal black
Contact: 01372 377713; www.wynnster.co.uk