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Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Lowe Alpine AirZone Ultra 26L Hiking Pack

Sharon Kennedy was so taken with this stripped-back, lightweight pack that she instantly nicked the men's version from her partner Graham. It's only fair that she writes the review to explain why... 

Gregory Focal 48

For shorter overnight trips in the UK the Focal 48 strikes an ideal balance of weight, durability, and features. Our reviewer was impressed by this well-ventilated pack's comfort, even at maximum carrying capacity.

Mammut Trion 28 pack

Robust, comfy and versatile, the update to this alpine pack range retains its original close fit and handy chest pockets, features influenced by running vest design. It's this that really sells it, reckons Dan Bailey. 

Rab Muon 50L Pack

As a lightweight, midsized backpacking pack, the Muon really stands out for its functional design and its close and comfortable fit. Bring on...

Rab Latok 20 pack

Built light but tough, this close-fitting and superbly functional little pack is spot on for minimalist climbing and mountaineering days,...

Deuter Fox - A Proper Trekking Pack For Kids

A grownup-standard backpacking pack, reduced in scale to fit a child's frame, the Fox has proved a huge hit with...

Mountain Equipment Tupilak 14 Vest Pack

"You'd get the most out of this pack if you like keeping things fast, efficient, and minimalist. If you are inclined to...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Berghaus Freeflow - a new dimension for ventilated packs

Berghaus has launched a new generation of Freeflow daysacks, using 3D technology to deliver innovation in packs. The 2024 Freeflow system has been engineered to deliver genuine evolution in frame design, suspending the pack away from the back w...

BUILT TO SEND X-Series Packs

BUILT TO SEND make obsessively engineered rucksacks for alpinists, climbers and ultralight backpackers. Our equipment, which is custom engineered and hand-built, is the ultimate in bombproof simplicity. Our team combines the skills of experienced design...

NEW FROM OSPREY - Mutant Nimsdai 90

The new Mutant Nimsdai 90 mountaineering pack from Osprey has been designed together with Nepalese elite mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nimsdai Purja MBE.

Harrier Kinder 10L Race Vest - £59

Meet the Kinder 10L. Inspired by fell runs on Kinder Scout in the Dark Peak, this running vest offers extra...

Explore far, wide and high with the Berghaus Remote Hike packs

Berghaus has added to its range of hiking equipment with the launch of the Remote Hike 35 and...

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The...

Lowe Alpine's Rucksack Revolution: The All-New Rock Range

From the pack brand born of one of the world's greatest climbing families, Lowe Alpine is proud to...


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