Daypacks need to fulfil the very highest standards – they should be light, comfortable and easy to handle, whilst boasting a range of practical features. The phrase “less is more” springs to mind here.
A daypack should ideally be suitable for a wealth of different activities ranging from hiking and cycling to climbing. A low weight, a range of helpful features and wear properties are therefore of utmost importance in ensuring an enjoyable, comfortable trip every time. Find out below whether the ten candidates fulfilled their promises, which characteristics were tested and how the BARNY XT 26 fared.
The testers put the backpacks through their paces during a variety of activities over a period of two weeks. Particular attention was paid to carry comfort, including the fit, freedom of movement and ventilation. The wear properties and the fit on the back are crucial in ensuring weight is distributed evenly across the shoulders, back and hips. Only a backpack that fits properly can be carried well and sit comfortably. The features (internal/external compartments, space for a hydration system and attachment system for helmet and walking poles) of each individual model were also tested, along with ease of use, volume and weight.
Assessment of the BARNY XT 26
Carry comfort: 3 out of 5
Practicality & features: 3 out of 5
Volume & weight: 2 out of 5
The BARNY XT 26 achieved a rating of “good”. Its carry comfort, features and practical design also received good marks. The BARNY boasts a range of impressive features, sits comfortably and is well ventilated on the back, making it a slimline classic for day trips.
“If you don’t mind the wide belt, then the Barny is a comfortable, very affordable daypack that is perfect for shorter trips.”
More information about the BARNY 26 can be found here.