This is a finely balanced backpack and one of the few products on test to boast a suspended back system. A tightly sprung mesh creates an inch of space between the pack and the body – a ‘Goldilocks’ distance where the load is close enough to keep you balanced,but allows air to circulate freely. Being a women’s specific fit, the hip belt is well-padded and the shoulder straps are thoughtfully curved, allowing ease of movement around the arms and shoulders. There is little which hasn’t been thought of: it’s compatible with hydration systems, the zips are covered with storm flaps, there are elasticated bands to stop straps flapping around in the wind, and there are even straps underneath the pack to secure a jacket. It might be a little too fussy for some, but it’s hard to fault this pack.
Target Price £80
Unisex version: Salvo
Extra pockets: 4 (front, inner, belt x 2)
Back system: Freespan (suspended)
Contact: 01539 624040, eu.gregorypacks.com
A pack which ticks all the boxes. Functional, practical and balanced.
Review from Country Walking magazine.