There is no denying the beauty of the Keb. The comfortable, smooth padding on the back, straps and hip belt feels luxurious. The birch wood frame peeks through looking stylish and offering support for the pack. The very durable thick canvas is reinforced on the bottom and at the sides, key areas for abrasion, giving a two-tone appearance. Its appeal doesn’t end there, however, with numerous practical considerations to match its style. There are multiple pockets within pockets to aid your organisation, two main compartments to arrange your kit and expandable side pockets with toggled adjusters, which are great when wearing gloves. The top pocket is a good size for quick access items and is extendable to complement the fill level of the main pack. Unfortunately, this style and durability mean it weighs 2.26kg, a significant additional weight for longer journeys, and the price tag is also quite high.
▶ Verdict: Thoughtful design, stylishly produced, but rather heavy.
▶ Best for: Any trips where you want to match practicality with beauty (and don’t mind the weight).
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70