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Backpacks and Rucksacks

The most important things to consider when choosing a back pack are to figure out what you'll be using the pack for most (eg climbing, scrambling, riding, running, day walks, commuting, travelling, backpacking); the size you need for the stuff you're going to carry; and the combined weight of the pack and your gear. Some DofE packs weigh 3kgs before loading which is a lot of unnecessary bulk to carry. Then dig into the feature set. Features we consider when designing our packs are: pack shape for unrestricted movement; ergonomics for comfort; supportive back panel with air channels for breathability; padded straps for comfort; chest and hip straps to keep the pack in place; the number of pockets and attachment points for storage options; whether waterproof fabric and construction is needed; how we can minimise weight for comfort; reflective detailing; and hydration options

Artlu 10 - 10 L hydration vest for running


10 litre hydration vest for running backpack Lakeland mountains to skylines further afield, designed to give you access to food, water and devices without interrupting your flow

Gnarl 15 L trim and uncluttered summit/day backpack


15 litre summit pack for carrying your essentials, weighing just 435 g with an uncluttered exterior, slim profile and hardwearing construction that makes it ideal for hiking, scrambling, and climbing

Presta 20 l lightweight multi-activity backpack for trail-to-mountain days out


20 litre multi-activity pack for fast-paced day-long missions on the hill, trails, or mountains, designed around all-day comfort, functionality and stability

Ledge 30 L lightweight mountain backpack for big days out


30 litre lightweight and comfortable mountain day pack, a classic design with thoughtful, functional features for year-round hiking and scrambling

Orion 40 L backpack for year-round alpine, winter and rock climbing


40 litre technical climbing pack, designed to be durable, lightweight and unobtrusive for all-weather alpine, winter, and rock climbing

Atom - Ultra-lightweight and compact 11 litre activity pack


Featherweight 11 litre activity pack that folds down into the size of your palm

Alpkit Gourdon 20 day sack in black

Gourdon 20

Waterproof 20 litre roll-top drybag with bungee straps and mesh pockets for added capacity, ideal for anything from adventure races to the daily commute.

Gourdon 25 drybag day sack black

Gourdon 25

Waterproof 25 litre roll-top drybag, simple, not fuss clean lines, ideal for anything from adventure races to the daily commute.


Gourdon 30

Waterproof 30 litre roll top drybag with mesh pockets for extra carrying capacity. Gourdon is a functional rucksack you can take on any wet adventure

Alpkit El Burro duffle style rucksack in grey
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El Burro

45 litre roll-top style duffle rucksack with sewn in daisy chain spawned from the legacy of our El Packer big wall stash bag

Oryx ultralight backpack


35 litre light, minimalist, and low-profile pack with roll-top closure weighing 535 g for fast and light alpine climbing

Chamois Climbing and Trekking Pack, Black


45 litre climbing sack, thoughtfully designed to be simple yet practical for cragging and trekking.

Ibex 50 litre mountaineering rucksack
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50 + 10 litre lightweight alpine climbing sack with simple but well thought-out features for uncomplicated mountaineering and trekking. Made in the UK.


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