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Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott check out these two large capacity packs from Osprey, which combine the travel convenience of a duffel with the carrying comfort of a trekking pack.

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister
Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest

Our review team's keenest runner, Bridget Collier, tests this lightweight vest/pack from CamelBak...

Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey
Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Manaslu ND 50-65

There's nothing particularly special or ground breaking here, says Pegs Bailey, but the Manaslu is a sturdy and comfortable women's load carrier with enough features to keep most backpackers happy.

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Dank weather on Skye, and I'm keen to keep my warm jacket dry  © Nick Brown
Dank weather on Skye, and I'm keen to keep my warm jacket dry  © Nick Brown

Sea to Summit Dry Sacks

Dan Bailey tests a range of dry bags from Sea to Summit, from an ultralight model to an ultra-tough one, via a bag with a window for...

Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear
Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and...

The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey
The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 80:100 Trekking Pack

Outdoor brands often trade on their heritage, but with 35 years as Lowe Alpine's top of the range load carrier, the...


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Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine

Halcyon Pack

Whether you're scaling glaciers or projecting a summer rock route, the Halcyon 35:40 alpine mountaineering pack has everything you need for a day moving in the mountains.

Deuter Pack DEALS at The Climbers Shop/Joe Browns

Save up to 20% on various models of Deuter packs. From climbing to hill walking, backpacking and cycling, there's a pack for everyone and everything!

Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus
Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

For summer 2019, Berghaus has introduced a new generation of large capacity load carrying backpacks for men and women.

Trea Spine Action  © Mammut
Trea Spine Action  © Mammut

Mammut Trion and Trea Spine 35 Packs

The Trion Spine 35 will take even difficult ascents in its stride. Thanks to a suspension system featuring the Active...

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
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...

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...


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