New from Alpkit; a range of 5 new backpacks from 10L - 40L Product News

New Pack range development:

This summer sees the launch of 5 new packs (Artlu 10, Gnarl 15, Presta 20, Ledge 30 and Orion 40) aimed at our core activities: trail running, hiking, biking, scrambling and climbing. We've worked hard to strike a balance between features and weight, whilst keeping in mind the desire to offer really good quality products at our usual accessible prices. They are lightweight but durable, with a focus on features that add functionality and comfort; allowing you to get on with the day's activities without thinking about what's on your back.


The hydration vest £45

Weight 410g

For… big fast and light days when you need to carry emergency and a lot of water: when a waist pack is too small, a larger pack is overkill, and you want to access your kit as you run.

When and where? Summertime in the UK and Alpine mountain ranges; the Bob Graham round, UTMB, or Glencoe Skyline…


  • Distributes kit around your torso for access to stuff as you run

  • Really adjustable for a snug fit that doesn't bounce or chafe

  • Soft mesh back panel that conforms to the shape of your body

  • Capacity for Fell Runners Association minimum kit requirements

  • Back of bag features: internal hydration sleeve, 2 rear compartments, a rear stash pocket, 2 zipped side stash pockets, pole loops.

  • Shoulder straps feature: soft bottle pouch, zipped valuables pouch, 2 x envelope stash pockets, pole retainers, adjustable sternum straps and emergency whistle.

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The summit day pack £32

Weight 435g

For… carrying essentials on a day out climbing, scrambling hiking or biking; ideal as a multi-pitch summit pack or for travelling

When and where? UK and Alpine mountains, as well as the journeys to and from them


  • Minimalist, uncluttered design make it ideal for climbing and scrambling.

  • Sits high on your back so you can wear it with a harness.

  • Mesh back panel with internal stiffener, single sternum strap at the front.

  • Back of pack features: zipped main compartment with hydration sleeve, zipped external pocket, side stretch stash

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The multi activity day pack £50

Weight 635g

What? 20 litre day pack

For… carrying what you need for the day when biking, hiking or running

When and where? Fast paced days out on the hill, in the mountains, out on tracks and trails


  • Slim and aerodynamic shape with uncluttered exterior for freedom of movement.

  • 3D foam back system with internal stiffener and ventilation channels.

  • Back of pack features: zipped main compartment with hydration sleeve and valuables pocket, external zipped pocket with key clip, rear and side stretch pockets, zipped hip fin pockets.

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The mountain day pack £60

Weight 790g

What? 30 litre mountain day pack

For… carrying your food, drink, camera, extra layers, waterproofs and camera on long days out in the mountains

When and where? Year-round mountain walking and scrambling in all weather


  • Top loader closure with drawstring to keep out the elements.

  • Extendable top lid gives you space to overstuff, with pockets on top and underneath.

  • 3D foam with internal stiffener for load bearing and ventilation channels for air flow.

  • Hip fin pockets and stretchy side pockets for gear you'll need on the go.

  • Hydration sleeve and port in the main compartment.

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The climbing pack £70

Weight 910g

What? 40 litre technical climbing pack

For… carrying all your climbing gear to the bottom of a route then keeping a low profile as you climb to the summit

When and where? All year round: UK mountain crags, Scottish winter mountaineering and Alpine summertime


  • Top loading main compartment with drawstring to keep out the elements.

  • Extension collar and extendable top lid lets you overstuff.

  • Compression straps on the top and sides for carrying your rope.

  • Gear loops on the hip belt, hip belt clips behind out of the way when you're climbing.

  • Anodised aluminium ice axe retainers and central pick guard.

  • Smooth and soft snow shedding back support with internal stiffener for load bearing.

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For more from our Designers on the thinking behind this range of packs and how these fit alongside the UK made packs here's a few words from our designer Ronnie.

For more information visit Alpkit backpacks

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