5. Osprey Tempest 9 Daypack
Many women, particularly those with slender builds, can find that even smaller backpacks don’t hug their figure properly, causing them to jiggle about and chafe during running.
Osprey’s latest ‘daypack’ is perfect for smaller frames, however, and its adjustability, quality materials and clever air-ventilation make this a solid bet if comfort is your number-one priority.
The nine-litre capacity is just enough to handle a netbook/tablet, shoes and maybe a couple of items of clothing. It’s not cheap, but it is extremely well-made, and built to last you years/hundreds of miles.