Lightwave Fastpack 40
+ Welded and taped seams, along with waterproof fabric and zips, help keep the rain at bay. Lightweight yet durable, with a very comfortable and supportive hipbelt.
– No hip pockets and no female-specific option. The long poles in the back system restrict your head’s movement and can even bang annoyingly against it.
VERDICT: A light, comfortable and practical pack; it’s a shame the noggin-banging poles let it down.