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Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Deuter Kid Comfort Active child carrier

Parenthood needn't mean the end of outdoor fun, but if you're taking the sprog up hills then it helps (a lot) to have the right equipment. "This is a great piece of kit, and has made a huge difference to our lives" says Chris Scaife.

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack

Carrying a heavy trekking pack is never exactly a pleasure, says Dan Bailey, but with the Katmai it comes close.

Exped Black Ice 30 pack

Compact, simple, lightweight, tough as old boots, and pretty much fully waterproof, the Black Ice 30 is a great little technical mountain pack, says Toby Archer.

Deuter AC Lite Daypack

Victoria de Ga tests Deuter's new AC Lite, a range of smaller packs aimed at day walking. It's no lightweight, she says, but its...

Lowe Alpine Cholatse ND30 women's pack

A supportive and well-padded rucksack with an emphasis on comfort over lightness, the Cholatse comes in several sizes....

Montane Azote 32 pack

Dan Bailey tries a new hillwalking daypack from Montane. His feelings? It's a love/hate thing. Well at least it didn't leave him...

Montane Running Packs: Gecko VP5+, Gecko VP20+ and Gecko Ultra V+

Rob Greenwood puts three new running packs from Montane through their paces, while training...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes, designers, a...

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!

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

For summer 2019, Berghaus has introduced a new generation of large capacity load carrying...

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...

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...


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