Weight: 460g / 2.0L anti-bacterial lined reservoir / Lockable bite valve / 1.1L cargo capacity / 1 zipped pocket, 1 mesh pocket and 1 insulated main compartment / Colours: orange, blue, black, red / Contact: www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk [right-hand pic]
A cracking value, well made small pack suitable for a minimum of tools and maybe a strapped-on waterproof, but not a lot else. There are padded straps and a chest harness, and while there is no waist strap, there is a slot in the body where you could fit one. There’s little chance of you loading it enough to require it, but the option’s there.
The reservoir has a roll-top closure, meaning you can pull it inside out for cleaning and drying relatively easily, and the Easy-Flow right angled valve kicks out an impressive flow on demand. It also locks easily in a one-handed push or pull operation like a traditional water bottle.