Dakine’s packs always impress and the girls’ Drafter looks as good as it performs.
The slender mesh-backed shoulder harness with adjustable chest and waist straps is comfy against bare shoulders but the small footprint means it can feel unstable.
A sturdy two-litre Nalgene reservoir lives in a separate zipped compartment. The hose sleeve keeps water within reach but will only work with the supplied inline bite valve.
There are four pockets within the fold-out main compartment, and a fleece-lined top pocket is a safe haven for a fragile mp3 player or sunnies.