K-Way Adventure Series 70L Hiking Backpack – Review

K-Way Adventure Series 70L Hiking Backpack – Review

 

I purchased the K-Way Adventure series 70L backpack during April 2019 to use on the 6 day Amatola Hiking Trail in Hogsback. I was pleasantly surprised that I managed to fit all my gear, clothing and food in this backpack when I normally struggle with the 75L backpack that I had before. There are some very clever design features with this bag that I would like to share with you.

It has open, concealed pockets behind the side pockets that allow you to slide long objects in behind the pockets themselves and to secure them in the webbing below the pockets. These long items can include tents poles, hiking poles and leg splints.

The interior of the bag is made with a light in colour material that allows you to see what is at the bottom of the bag in dim lighting conditions. The back support is really good and the waist straps that you use to tighten the waist strap, after putting the backpack on, pulls tight towards the inside and forwards, instead of outwards, which makes it much easier to tighten the waist strap and to take the weight off your shoulders.

I was really happy with the addition of a stretchy webbing material on the front of the backpack which I used to fit my 30 metre rescue rope into. The two added horizontal straps that clip in across the front of the backpack kept the rope securely in place. There are even small pockets sewn into the waist band itself which I found very useful for a hiking map, snacks or useful smaller items that you want to keep close at hand like medical gloves or a head torch.

The final clever design feature of this backpack is the rather wide circular zip in the front of the backpack. This allows you to access the entire contents of the backpack without having to open it at the top and dig inside until you find what you are looking for.

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*** Photos above are courtesy of the KWAY website***

Specs

  • Weight: 2.14 kg
  • Dimensions: 39 cm x 23.5 cm x 77 cm
  • Polyester 400D Dobby Ripstop
  • Air vantage back system
  • Front and bottom entry
  • Multiple compression points
  • YKK Zippers
  • Top storage pouch on lid
  • Pockets on hip belt
  • Sternum strap with whistle
  • Front mesh storage area
  • Side pockets for external storage

 

All of these clever designs make this a very user friendly backpack for the avid hiker who likes to carry a lot of equipment and who enjoys regular long multi-day hikes. The green colour of the backpack also helps you to feel in tune with the natural surroundings. This is a really good buy and is reasonably priced for what is a feature-packed backpack. The backpack is currently priced on sale at R1 199. We highly recommend this backpack. You can view this backpack on the Cape Union Mart website here.

 



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