This top-loader is ideal for hiking and travelling light, and even takes a D-SLR camera
Price at time of review: £75
Though this 24-litre daypack has been designed especially for women, it’s also been created with hiking in mind. However, such is the flexible design that it ought to have wide appeal.
Treading the tropics
Those treading the tropics at the ‘wrong’ time of year (or backpacking in Blighty on any given day) will adore theOsprey Sirrus 24’s waterproof cover stowed in a pocket in its undercarriage. So too its off-the-back frame, which contributes not only to an empty weight of 1.05kg but also to an especially comfy wear.
With a curved back, but not as much as similar Berghaus daypacks, the Osprey Sirrus 24’s lower section is roomy and its two other pockets are accessible from the top – handy if you’re using it as carry-on luggage and need to stow a wallet or purse. We also found that this 24-litre pack can easily take – and protect – a D-SLR camera in a soft cover.
Hip belt pockets
The trek pole attachment might not be of much use to most, but the hip belt most certainly will; padded and well designed, each side hides a small zipped pocket.
Add a couple of mesh pockets and compartments on the inside and outside and this toploader is screaming not just to accompany, but replace, a backpack.