Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32
+ Superb build-quality and attention to detail. The ‘On-The-Fly’ compression system is excellent, allowing you to adjust the pack without removing it. Shoulder straps are soft and comfy, even on bare skin, and there are two hip pockets. The back system is rigid yet lightweight.
– We’d like a chunkier hip buckle and bigger hip pockets, please!
VERDICT: An extremely well made and durable pack with plenty of adjustments to fine-tune the fit. Lightweight, too.