The Berghaus Freeflow is designed to make hiking with a bag more confortable and avoids ‘sweaty back syndrome'. We take a closer look.
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If you're out with the kids, you'll end up carrying something: raincoats, drinks, and the packed lunch. While you can purchase a small backpack easily enough, it's worth investing in something that will be comfortable to wear and keep the sandwiches dry.
The Best Daysack?
The Berghaus Freeflow 25+5 was the best choice daypack.
It comes with the usual variety of pockets, a rain cover, and hydration system compatibility, but the real feature that sets this bag apart is the Freeflow backpack system. This curves the pack away from your back, providing airflow and greater comfort. The only downside is that the curved nature may restrict the size of items being put into the bottom of the bag.
The Berghaus bag is available with both male and female Freeflow setups.
The Number 2 was the Caribee Trail Day Pack, a 30 Litre backpack includes a rain cover and separate base zipped pocket and came in as the 2nd choice in the review.
Number 3 was Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26, number 4 the Deuter Future 26, and number 5 was the Boblebee Amphib 15.
The Berghaus Freeflow still at the top?
Since then, there are a great many daysacks that have similar airflow technology. We've reviewed a few over the years. Our current favourites are the Osprey Tempest and Talon, but the Freeflow is still an excellent choice, especially if you like all things Berghaus. (Yes, I'm thinking of you Pete!)
The Pros and Cons of Freeflow style bags
All of these types of bags provide a very comfortable fit (remember to fit the bag correctly), and do prevent the sweaty back syndrome!
The only downside is that the bag's frame, which is designed to keep the bag away from your back, eats into the carrying capacity. This is a good thing, but if you are used to stuffing your backpack full, you won't get as much into the bag as one without a frame that promotes airflow.
This is not a fault of the Berghaus Freeflow, and it's deliberately designed to keep the items away from your back. If you are used to stuffing everything, including the kitchen sink, into your bag, consider taking less stuff or getting a larger bag.
Berghaus Freeflow Rucksack Sizes
The smallest Berghaus Freeflow is 20 litres. They then progress in sizes 25, 30, 35, and 40 litres.
So you have quite a choice depending on your activities and size.