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Packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here include both smaller lightweight packs and gear guzzling titans.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Rolling Transporter 40

If you're after wheeled luggage with the knock-about toughness and practicality of a duffel bag, then this a great option, says Dan Bailey. But it's not an off-roader.

Skarab 30 thumbnail  © Pegs Bailey
Skarab 30 thumbnail  © Pegs Bailey

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut trip...

Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit Tyrol Pack

We road test this retro-styled day pack made from waxed cotton...

Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey
Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Altus 42 Pack

Sturdy, comfy and built for big loads, the Altus might not be light but it is likeable says Dan Bailey

Osprey Mutant 38 montage  © Toby Archer
Osprey Mutant 38 montage  © Toby Archer

Osprey Mutant 38 Pack

It's light, comfy and well featured - but why did this superb climber's pack have to be so dark coloured, asks Toby Archer?

Her first decent rucksack, on her first Munro...  © Dan Bailey
Her first decent rucksack, on her first Munro...  © Dan Bailey

Deuter Gogo XS Kids' Pack

Robust, comfy and a good size for little people, this is a worthwhile investment if you want a child's pack that'll last, says Dan Bailey

Aeon 27 montage  © Toby Archer
Aeon 27 montage  © Toby Archer

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Pack

Having used this versatile little pack for everything from hillwalking and mountain rock to the daily cycle commute, Toby Archer finds he...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn

With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit.

Montane Updates Fast Alpine 40 Climbing Pack

New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and versatility.

Osprey's New Kestrel and Kyte. Off The Grid

With a proven legacy, the new Kestrel, and the women's specific Kyte are rugged, high performance backpacks for long trips.

Alpine Superlight 30 in use on the Cosmiques Arete  © Lowe Alpine
Alpine Superlight 30 in use on the Cosmiques Arete  © Lowe Alpine

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight 30

The Ascent Superlight 30 is the pack of choice for the modern alpinist, the ultimate lightweight backpack for fast and...

Winter adventures are easy with the Abisko Hike Backpack from Fjӓllrӓven

More than 50 years ago, Fjӓllrӓven revolutionised the outdoor backpack with the...

Mutant Alpine Lifestyle  © Osprey
Mutant Alpine Lifestyle  © Osprey

The New Osprey Mutant: Your Partner in Climb

Drawing on four decades of knowledge, expertise and innovation, Osprey's Fall 2018 season is Built on...

Deuter Guide Range

Build quality, weight-saving and functionality make the Deuter Guide range the pack of choice for mountain guides and mountain...


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