Over the first lockdown, I had a serious life clear out, making sure that everything I held on to was something I loved and/or needed. It was also a chance to realise the bits I was missing, and one of the things which really popped out, was that I didn’t have a single backpack. I hadn’t bought one since school, and for days out exploring, I’ve been meaning to pick one up for years.
Craghoppers kindly sent over their 22L Kiwi Classic Backpack a few weeks ago, and honestly, I’ve fallen in love. Made with recycled polyester construction and finished with a water-repellent finish, it’s a sturdy backpack, which feels super comfortable to wear. Inside, there’s a padded pocket which is perfect to sliding your laptop in for safekeeping, and I love how much I can fit into the main compartment, without it feeling stuffed to the brim. Approximately 10 bottles were recycled to make this product, which is just incredible and I love the details like a key clip, which keeps all my bits safe and organised. I used the backpack on a recent weekend out exploring the Scottish Highlands, and it was a lifesaver – it easily fitted all our water bottles and bits, and didn’t leave my back or shoulders feeling sore.
Craghoppers 22L Kiwi Classic Backpack is priced at £50 and is available here.