Osprey Mutant Nimsdai 90

An expedition pack primarily designed for mountaineering in big overseas environments, the Mutant Nimsdai 90 is also a good choice for multi-day mountain and backpacking adventures here in the UK, says John McKenna. 

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Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F / -6C Sleeping Bag

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