One of the things i managed to do when in Auckland was check out the Osprey Hornet 46 rucksack.
Many months ago i tried to get hold of one in the UK without success.
As it proved out i was fortunate not to order one on line because i was very disappointed when seeing it in the flesh.
It is indeed very basic, hence the rather interesting weight of around 600gr.
Basically its a nylon tube with a lid and some poorly positioned straps and belt. Features are few and far between. Probably suitable for challenge runs etc but not for backpacking in my opinion.
However one piece of kit which interests me is the Mammut Creon light. I will check out more later.