Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue
The first thing I noticed about the Z35 was its size for a 35 litre pack; it swallowed the contents of my normal Mountain Rescue pack which is 45 litres with room to spare!
Being tall, 6’4” I have always found it difficult getting a pack that fits properly and is comfortable. The version of the Z35 I tested was the large, which after several long days in the hills carrying the Z35 fully loaded, I was vastly impressed. The ‘Jetstream’ suspension system worked exceptionally well. The zipped pocket in the main body of the pack is a great feature and allows easy access to items that you need to get too quickly. The expandable ‘bucket’ pockets on the side of the pack I found great for holding bottles of water, walking poles and even wet rain gear. The waist belt pockets are a perfect size for my GPS and for some nibbles while on the move.
Overall this is an outstanding pack for long days & winter use.
Fearghal Bracken Deputy Team Leader