Berghaus has added to its range of high-performance rucksacks with two women’s-specific packs
Built for hiking and those who love to explore the outdoors, the women’s Freeflow 25 and 35 feature a curved back design that maximises airflow and reduces the build-up of heat.
Freeflows have been a mainstay of the Berghaus pack range for decades, and the latest generation has been enhanced by the addition of two women’s-specific options. In order to provide the best possible comfort and coolness during use, the back system has been refined, and now uses a carefully constructed combination of curved design and mesh.
As a result, the manufacturer says the Freeflows deliver the optimum balance of minimal contact between the back and pack, great load transfer and carry comfort, and low weight. Berghaus claim that their extensive testing show that backs remain 30% drier when using a Freeflow, compared to a close-fitting system.
The Berghaus women’s Freeflow 25 and 35 packs have been designed for the female body, and this is reflected in the back length, harness shape and design of the hip belts. Their fit can be customised with a height-adjustable chest strap (both packs) and adjustable waist strap (Freeflow 35), and top tension straps.  External storage comes in the form of stretch side bottle pockets and a zipped pocket in the hip belt.  Both packs are compatible with hydration systems and include rain covers, and other handy features include side compression straps, a zipped front pocket, dual walking pole holders, and panel-access zip opening (35).  The women’s Freeflow 35 weighs 1,305g and the Freeflow 25 weighs 1,155g.
The women’s Freeflow 35 retails at £95 and the women’s Freeflow 25 retails at £75.