Being from America, I usually don’t use the word ‘rucksack’, but I decided to for this post. Traveling has really exposed me to the differences between the real English and British English especially when I went on a 46 day tour with Tucan Travel 😀 I found this post about the differences in terminology particularly entertaining.
What led me to use the word ‘rucksack’ was when a representative from Mrluggage.com contacted me about the possibility of reviewing one of their Karrimor Rucksacks, which I gladly accepted. Both Mrluggage.com and Karrimor are British companies that use the word ‘rucksack’ so I said to myself, “hey, why not I use the word rucksack?”
After vigorously testing the
backpack rucksack in the super cold NYC area, I have determined that it is top notch. The Karrimor Kodiak 25 is top loading and has tons – or should I say tonnes – of cool features that can be used in any environment.
Here are some of the features:
- Top loading
- Comfortable straps
- 25 liter capacity
- Waist belt
- Internal flexible plastic frame
- Padded airflow back
- Hydration sleeve
- Compression straps
- Water bottle pockets
- Small front pocket
- Top pocket
- Includes a rain cover
- Lightweight and durable
Though the pack has lots of useful features, I’d still like to see some minor changes to make it even better…
So some things that I’d like to see in this backpack are:
- Mesh waist belts pockets
- A mesh front pocket instead of current stiff one. The front pocket needs to be more stretchy so that it can hold bulky items like jackets.
- A zippered bottom pocket
- Shoulder strap pocket for little items like a smartphone or protein bar.
Who it’s for:
- Urban users
- Day trip travelers or super minimalist longterm travelers
Overall, I would recommend this backpack to anyone who needs a comfortable and light pack for hiking, traveling, etc.
This is the same backpack except in the orange flame color (hover over the image to see the really cool diagram with captions):
Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question/comment about the rucksack or life’s deepest issues.