TrailRunMag 08.08.2011

This is my ideal pack for trail running all day. Enough room to fit the essentials in – bit of emergency kit, wet weather gear, food and water – but comfortable enough to haul all day. Extremely lightweight, the Ion 20 is designed with a molded Exolite back panel, and dual-density Airmesh shoulder harness, so it molds to fit your back throughout your excursion, and disperses pressure zones more widely. The large main compartment features an internal organizer with numerous pockets and zip holds, plus a padded universal laptop/hydration sleeve that accommodates laptops up to 15″.  Okay, so you’re not running with a laptop and if you do, it’s going to be stuffed, but I’m all for versatility – kit that is as useful off trail as it is comfortable on trail just doubles its real value. Features a wet weather cover, discretely stowed away, a hip belt mesh zip pocket  and easy access stretch side pockets for your energy bars. For an all round trail bag that can handle long day hauls, this one’s a winner.

RRP: AU$189.95 / NZ $249.95