Crux - RK20 & AK27 Packs RRP £199-£235
New sizes for both the AK and RK ranges, both designed to cater for the fast and light user who isn't willing to compromise on durability. Their clean design makes them ideal for technical use.
Lowe Alpine - Cerro Torre Pack
Available in 65:85, 80:100, and ND60:80. The Cerro Torre is designed for load carrying comfort in the expedition environment. Aluminium staves in the back system help support the hip belt, which evens the load across the whole body.
Lowe Alpine - Altus RRP £140 for 42l
The Altus is a go anywhere, do anything all mountain pack. Available in 42, 52, and 32 litre models. There is also a Nanda Devi (ND) model available which is specially designed for women. Comfort is key with the Altus and a lot of time and effort has been put into making the fit close and comfortable.
Macpac - Sentinel Pack RRP £275
The Sentinel is a bombproof pack designed for alpine use. Constructed of heavy duty canvas it's not the lightest, but is unlikely to be wearing out any time within the next few decades! The lid and hip belt are removable, as is the back system, so you can really strip the weight as/when required. 48+6 litres. 2 back sizes available.
Mountain Equipment - Ogre Packs RRP £120-£130
An everyday all-round pack for mountain use which draws on new technology and features from the Tupilak. Simple, clean and tough but with loads of features, we think this bag can go anywhere and do anything you ask of it.
Blue Ice - Dragonfly Pack RRP £65-£140
Available as 18, 25 and 45l, the 45l being used for an unsupported first ascent on the south face of Nupste. The two smaller versions pack in to their own pockets despite being fully featured packs. The packs weigh 372g, 481g and 656g.
Osprey - Rook and Renn RRP £120/£130
65 and 50 litre versions with the key feature of making them available to a new audience. Osprey quality at a more affordable price. High end technology from the Levity trickled down in to the back system.
Fjallraven - Bergtagen 38 RRP ££240
A strong focus on durability and comfort, built from Bergshell fabric. Bergshell is waterproof and durable enough for the mountains. The high abrasion resistance comes from a combination of two yarns - filament and Rip Stop yarns. Features a unique wooden frame, top lid and hip belt which are all removable. Highly versatile with all the attachment points for mountaineering as well as the detachable features for less demanding activities. Available as small/medium and medium/large back sizes. The Keb 52 and 72 are also available in the Bergshell fabric.
Mammut - Trion & Trea Spine RRP £249-£339
The new Trion (men's) and Trea (women's) Spine packs from Mammut. A new back system which provides increased stability by allowing the arm straps to move independently. New technology prevents the pack from sliding around and it sits very snuggly against your back.
Osprey - Skarab and Skimmer RRP £75/£90
Two day packs with high quality features but a more toned-down appearance. They feature a new back system with bump foam technology. Skarab is available as 22l and 30l. The ultimate outdoor activity vehicle