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excellent rucksack but so many straps!
on 15 August 2010
Very comfortable if properly adjusted, and makes considerable weight seem quite light as a result.
Pretty effective built-in rain hood - it's in a velcro pocket at the bottom attached by a strap so can't be lost, and being part of the rucksack it fits it.
Useful straps, webbing etc. for carrying walking poles etc.
External pouches for carrying water bottles etc., with click-lock straps to stop them falling out.
Very secure closure - there are two drawstrings, then a click-lock strap, then the actual lid of the rucksack comes down and is fixed with two click-lock straps. While rucksacks of this kind aren't actually waterproof (hence the rain hood) the internal drawstring closure makes it pretty resistant to sudden showers.
Bigger than average daysack - I wanted something a bit larger to accommodate an SLR, waterproofs, fleece, food etc. - this is an ideal size without being too big.
Contoured back so that air can get to your back and allow sweat to evaporate - at least from the bits that aren't in contact with the rucksack.
Not so good things (these are minor quibbles really, this is a good rucksack):
More straps than the Marquis de Sade - they all have their purpose but can get a little confusing at times.
The main sack is just one big space - apart from that there is just a zip pocket in the lid and the two external bottle pouches. There isn't a secure pocket inside. But you probably don't need that for hillwalking purposes, which is what it's for.
Without doubt this is the best daysack I've owned, by some distance. Very good value.