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Packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here include both smaller lightweight packs and gear guzzling titans.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Dank weather on Skye, and I'm keen to keep my warm jacket dry  © Nick Brown

Sea to Summit Dry Sacks

Dan Bailey tests a range of dry bags from Sea to Summit, from an ultralight model to an ultra-tough one, via a bag with a window for keeping an eye on its contents

Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear
Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and technology. However, it comes at a cost. Calls for a more affordable alternative have now been met with the Ogre. So how did Rob Greenwood...

The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey
The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 80:100 Trekking Pack

Outdoor brands often trade on their heritage, but with 35 years as Lowe Alpine's top of the range load carrier, the Cerro Torre has more claim than most products. Dan Bailey tests the massive 80:100 version, a gear-hungry monster he's dubbed The...

The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey
The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Rolling Transporter 40

If you're after wheeled luggage with the knock-about toughness and practicality of a duffel bag, then this a great option, says Dan...

Skarab 30 thumbnail  © Pegs Bailey
Skarab 30 thumbnail  © Pegs Bailey

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut...

Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit Tyrol Pack

We road test this retro-styled day pack made from waxed cotton...

Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey
Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Altus 42 Pack

Sturdy, comfy and built for big loads, the Altus might not be light but it is likeable says Dan Bailey


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Deuter Pack DEALS at The Climbers Shop/Joe Browns

Save up to 20% on various models of Deuter packs. From climbing to hill walking, backpacking and cycling, there's a pack for everyone and everything!

Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus
Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

For summer 2019, Berghaus has introduced a new generation of large capacity load carrying backpacks for men and women.

Trea Spine Action  © Mammut
Trea Spine Action  © Mammut

Mammut Trion and Trea Spine 35 Packs

The Trion Spine 35 will take even difficult ascents in its stride. Thanks to a suspension system featuring the Active Spine Technology and integrated height adjustment, the backpack allows greater freedom of movement for the shoulders and hips,...

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn

With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit.

Montane Updates Fast Alpine 40 Climbing Pack

New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and...

Osprey's New Kestrel and Kyte. Off The Grid

With a proven legacy, the new Kestrel, and the women's specific Kyte are rugged, high performance backpacks for...

Alpine Superlight 30 in use on the Cosmiques Arete  © Lowe Alpine
Alpine Superlight 30 in use on the Cosmiques Arete  © Lowe Alpine

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight 30

The Ascent Superlight 30 is the pack of choice for the modern alpinist, the ultimate lightweight backpack for fast and...


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