Patagonia Nine Trails 28L

Walk rating

22 February 2018

Price: £130

Weight: 1000g

This lightweight hiking pack is made from tough, water-resistant CORDURA nylon ripstop material. The U-shaped zip opening gives easy access to the main chamber, and the well-padded shoulder straps and breathable mesh back panel ensure a comfortable carry. Other useful features for walkers are the two hipbelt pockets, two stretchy side pockets for stashing things like poles and water bottles, and one huge external stretch pocket on the front of the pack. There’s also a small stash pocket just inside the lid for things like keys, phones and headtorches.  

- No rain cover and no external stash pocket on the lid. 

VERDICT: A really excellent pack designed with the needs of walkers in mind. The 28 litre capacity makes it spacious enough to hold everything you’d need for a long day hike, the mesh back system and padded shoulders give it a snug and comfortable fit, and you’ve got all the pockets you need to separate your gear into easy-access compartments. The main zip opening might not suit everyone, but if you like that style this isn't far off being the perfect walking rucksack.