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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

Atom - Ultra-lightweight and compact 11 litre activity pack

Atom

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

£16.00
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.

£32.00
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.

£35.00
Chilli

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

£38.00
Pelmo - 18 litre waxed cotton daypack - for hillwalking and travel

Pelmo

18 litre small grab and go daypack with zip closure for mountain walking and travel, it’s ideal for daily use too

£60.00
Tyrol - 20 litre waxed cotton daypack for hillwalking and travel

Tyrol

20 litre hillwalking pack. Waxed cotton with single buckle and flap closure and practical features

£70.00
Brevent - 22 litre waxed cotton daypack for mountain walking and travel 

Brevent

22 litre technical daypack made from traditional technologies. Waxed cotton construction with dual buckle flap closure

£80.00
Gnarl 15 L trim and uncluttered summit/day backpack

Gnarl

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

Sale: £26.00
Was: £32.00
Artlu 10 - 10 L hydration vest for running

Artlu

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

Sale: £36.00
Was: £45.00
Presta 20 l lightweight multi-activity backpack for trail-to-mountain days out

Presta

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

Sale: £40.00
Was: £50.00
Ledge 30 L lightweight mountain backpack for big days out

Ledge

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

Sale: £48.00
Was: £60.00
Orion 40 L backpack for year-round alpine, winter and rock climbing

Orion

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

Sale: £56.00
Was: £70.00
Alpkit El Burro duffle style rucksack in grey

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

£65.00
Oryx ultralight backpack

Oryx

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

£75.00
Chamois Climbing and Trekking Pack, Black

Chamois

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

£85.00
Ibex 50 litre mountaineering rucksack

Ibex

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

£125.00

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