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Vaude Citus 16

£70 www.vaude.com

This is an extremely lightweight pack with a full mesh Aeroflex back system, using a tensioned frame that is similar to the Haglofs Vina 30. The weight saving comes in part from the use of minimalist materials such as 40D siliconised ripstop nylon and single cord pull compression and attachment system. Reflective elements give a nod to sports use, but I find it’s a bit too rigid for moving fast as it tends to bounce about a bit. The Citus comes into its own as a super light daypack for warm weather when less kit is required.  Weight 480g.

VERDICT: Clever, minimalist design and materials. 

BEST FOR: Ultra light hikes. 

Review by Lucy Wallace @snoweider