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20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

This is a great little technical pack, says Dan Bailey, with a nice close fit for climbing, a robust feel, and a functional design that gives you all the mountain essentials and nothing fiddly or fussy.

It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey
It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey

Deuter Guide Lite Pack

If you're after a mid-sized lightweight technical day pack for hillwalking, scrambling, summer alpine trips or mountain rock, the Guide Lite hits the spot at a very reasonable price, says Dan Bailey.

Lowe Alpine Rogue 48L  © UKC Gear
Lowe Alpine Rogue 48L  © UKC Gear

Lowe Alpine Rogue 48

"The Rogue is a brilliantly designed crag pack " says Alan James. "In fact I'd go as far as stating that this is the pack I have been wanting for my entire climbing career..."

The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey
The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey

Montane Trailblazer 3 Waist Pack

Striking a useful balance of size, features and capacity, the Trailblazer 3 is a handy little waist pack that seems well...

It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey
It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Archeon 45 Pack

Made to last, and with more than a nod towards sustainability, the Archeon is an easy pack to like. The high weight is a forgivable...

Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr
Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Sturdy and comfy for the adult, and more importantly for the occupant, the Kid Comfort Pro is a Rolls Royce among child carriers, says...

From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna
From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna

Deuter Guide 44+ Pack

Part of a major revamp to Deuter's Guide range, the new Guide 44+ is proving an excellent all-round mountain pack, equally at home on hill...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine

Halcyon Pack

Whether you're scaling glaciers or projecting a summer rock route, the Halcyon 35:40 alpine mountaineering pack has everything you need for a day moving in the mountains.

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...

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...


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