“ Brand: Berghaus / Style: Daysac / Max Litres: 25 „
Berghaus are one of the most popular names you see on peoples packs whilst walking or hiking. They have managed to establish the perfect reputation of quality gear whilst keeping the prices low. They will not compete with a budget brand but always sit significantly lower than the higher end manufacturer's.
The freeflow range of packs from Berghaus relate to the back support system. The body of the bag is held a few inches away from the back by a structered mesh support to allow air to flow between keeping the back cool. This is great for anyone who likes strenuous walks or walking on hot days. The downside of this is that the weight is pulled away from the body adding more strain, with a 25l bag this shouldn't be too much of an issue.
The mesh panel moulds seemlessly to the wearer for a very comfortable experience even on the longest and strenuous of trips. The hip support is adjustable in length so all wearers should be able to find a position for comfortable support. The back system does add weight however, at 1.42kg empty its not the lightest bag for the size.
Two expandable side pockets are included which are great for storing items you want to access quickly such as drinks or a camera. 2 pockets are included in the lid to keep small items from getting lost in the main area of the bag and it included the ever handy key clip. 2 walking pole attachments are on the front.
The main section includes the water bladder pouch with hose exit over the shoulder. For day trips the volume is easily enough for most. I've managed to squeeze in: 2 litre bladder, flask, lunch for 2, 2 sets of waterproofs, 2 fleeces and 2 hats. All small items such as map, phones, keys, first aid kits and wallets easily fit in the lid pockets.
Prices around £30-40 depending on which years model and what time of year you shop is a real bargain. There are much cheaper bags out there but nothing i have come across is as comfortable or robust as the freeflow at this price.
Compact daysac with new improved Freeflow back system. A reduced area of mesh means less perspiration and combined with new engineered shoulder straps using EVABreathe® technology the new Freeflow range is stylish and even more breathable, ideal for all trekking activity.