Highlander Discovery Rucksack Review

The Highlander Discovery Backpack has the following features:

This Highlander backpack is a quality outdoor rucksack with a very comfortable back and shoulder carrying system. The backpack has one main compartment and several front and side compartments. The main compartment also offers the space for a hydration pack is available in sizes of 45L, 65L and 85L.

Due to the breast and hip straps and the Adjustable Back System it provides a comfortable feel and is perfect for trekking tours.

Specifications: Size (LxWxH): 76 x 34 x 26cm (65L)

  • Airmesh back system
  • Large main compartment with draw cord divider
  • Lid pocket with internal zip pocket
  • 2x side pockets
  • Multiple attachments and shock cord attachments

Highlander Discovery Rucksack Review:

The Highlander Discovery rucksack ticks all the boxes for a large hiking and trekking rucksack. Although the 3 available sized rucksacks are essentially the same, apart from capacity (45l, 65l, 85l), this review is for the 65 litre backpack.

Highlander Discovery RucksackFirst of all, the material is 210D Hex ripstop polyester, basically meaning it’s a toughie!

Unladen it’s under 2kg, which is very light for such a big 65L capacity rucksack. There are plenty of separate pockets from the large main compartment as well as a lid pocket and 2 side pockets.

Included inside is a hydration pouch and full integrated rain cover making it useful for very dry weather or wet treks.

The Highlander Discovery Rucksack has the benefit of a detachable waist belt which also includes a pocket, and although a big rucksack, it’s sits tightly to the body and can be adjusted with the Highlander back system. It’s well padded, especially the hip belt, so can be used for long hikes without compromising on comfort.

We give the Highlander Discovery Rucksack a good 4.6 out of 5 and for the price, it’s rates highly in our reviews.

We see hardly any niggles at all, with just a report that sometimes the zips may tend to catch on the material…but if that happens, it’s easily remedied by simply snipping away the offending material. This is only likely to happen after years of use though. The main compartment isn’t lockable and there isn’t a way to attach a sleeping bag, unless your the inventive type, of course!

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