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Ibex alpine climbing sack

Ibex 50 litre mountaineering rucksack


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Ibex alpine climbing sack

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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Ibex has been designed to be a lightweight beast of burden. Big enough to gobble up your rack, ropes, helmet, harness, extra layers, a sausage roll, and camping equipment, yet light and trim enough for you to stomp up a snow encrusted Scottish gully.

Designed and made in the UK with rock solid construction, uncompromising and durable materials, and attention to detail that can only come from hours of lugging kit around the hills and spending nights under the stars.

A quick glance around the outside of the pack reveals the simple and thoughtful add-ons that make your Ibex so adaptable, such as its four side compression straps, stabilising straps, hydration port, removable ice axe loops, and bungee cords. 

For extra streamlining, Ibex can be fully stripped back to make a minimal and lightweight sack: take off the lid, straps, waist belt and back stiffener and it weighs in at 795 grams.

The removable back stiffener has a central alloy strut that can be moulded to your back profile when your sack is loaded up for a big adventure.

The main compartment is constructed from VX21, a technical fabric commonly used as sail cloth, it has great strength to weight properties. The base is made of 500D Cordura for a balance of abrasion resistance and weight. The main compartment can be extended for extra capacity and cinched closed with the drawcords. The drawcord sleeve is reinforced for added durability - talk about attention to detail! A compression strap over the top provides an attachment point for a coiled rope, waterproof, or fleece.

The removable lid has a large main compartment with a zipped valuables pocket on the underside.

Ibex is available in two back lengths because people have different length backs and, if you are climbing you may want to wear it higher up your back for mobility.

Made in the UK and made to last. All the contact points are bar-tacked, seams are double-stitched, load-bearing straps are sewn into the seams. Ibex comes with our 25 year Alpine Bond warranty.

Key features
  • 500D Cordura base and VX21 panels chosen to balance weight and durability
  • Detachable VX21 lid with large main compartment and zipped valuables pocket
  • Detachable waist belt with hip stabilising straps
  • Chest strap with vertical and horizontal adjustability
  • Extension chimney lets you carry more stuff
  • Thermo-formed shoulder straps with top stabilising straps
  • Thermo-formed back panel in 2 sizes with removeable back stiffener
  • All contact points bar-tacked and webbing sewn into seams for strength
  • 4 side compression straps with 25 mm Duraflex S.J. side squeeze buckles
  • Top carry strap for rope / coat
  • Removable ice axe loops and bungee straps
  • Hydration port
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Base: 500D Cordura nylon
Top/Sides: VX21
Buckles: 25 mm Duraflex S.J.
Webbing: 20 mm
Back panel and waist belt: Thermo-formed (2 sizes)
Back stiffener: Polypropylene / pre-curved alloy strip


Capacity: 50 + 10 litres
Total weight: 1450 g
Stripped down weight: 795 g (no lid, waist belt, back stiffener)
Fully packed dimensions (approx): 78 x 32 x 28 cm

Fitting Guide

Ibex comes in 2 back lengths:
One: 45 cm
Two: 50 cm

How to select the correct back length: measure from the top of your hip bone to the top of your shoulder. This should place the waist belt over the middle of your hip bone and provide the most comfort for carrying loads. Select a shorter back length if you prefer to wear your rucksack higher up your back, when climbing for example.

Origin: United Kingdom

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UK made!

I bought the Ibex because I wanted a slightly bigger sack for winter stuff and it seemed a nice idea to buy something made in this country.
It looks pretty well made and is lightweight. Filled up with down and fleece jackets to test the volume it still weighed less than my old Deuter pack weighs empty!
I bought the red version which I think looks pretty smart
I like the large lid pocket which is big enough for all bits you want to keep handy plus big gloves and hat etc.
Seems comfortable but hasn't had a really serious test.
A few comments
The lid straps seems a bit too short if you fill it up to gunwales.
Also the load adjustment straps on the shoulder straps have fiddly locking buckles that you can't adjust wearing gloves.
Minor issues that could be easily rectified and this pack is half the price of many other UK made offerings.

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Outdoors Magic: Ibex Rucksack

Room for all your stuff in a lightweight bag that’s easy to use, what more could you want?


Outdoors Magic October 2017 - Outdoors Magic

Shortlisted Equipment product of the year

Shortlisted - Equipment Product of the Year

The judging panel of Chris Townsend, Judy Armstrong, Mike Parsons, Emily Rodway and Alex Roddie have assessed the best new clothing and equipment launched this year, looking for the most innovative products - including our UK made Ibex rucksack.

The Great Outdoors October 2017 - TGO

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