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Featured Group Test

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

This is a great little technical pack, says Dan Bailey, with a nice close fit for climbing, a robust feel, and a functional design that gives you all the mountain essentials and nothing fiddly or fussy.

Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear
Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Street Creek Pack

The Street Creek is a well-made and cool-looking day pack aimed at urban wall-goers. It's just a shame that a higher volume model isn't available for outdoor use, says Rob Greenwood.

The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey
The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey

Montane Trailblazer 3 Waist Pack

Striking a useful balance of size, features and capacity, the Trailblazer 3 is a handy little waist pack that seems well suited to shorter hill runs, or lower level trail running where you may not need to carry quite so much, says Dan Bailey. It could also be...

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...

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...

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

Osprey Talon 22 montage  © Dan Bailey
Osprey Talon 22 montage  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Talon 22

This well made little bag wouldn't be a great choice for a dedicated climbing pack, says Dan Bailey, but for light walking, scrambling or...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rogue in use  © Lowe Alpine

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 announce the release of an all new Rock range to their SS20 collection, designed by climbers, for climbers.

Fuse 20  © Band of Birds
Fuse 20  © Band of Birds

Lowe Alpine Fuse 20 and Ignite 15

The Fuse and Ignite daypacks are lightweight, packable and full of energy. They are perfect fuel to get you moving in the mountains. Find a spark - climb, run, jump, swim - start a fire and let it burn brightly.

Pack Range thumb  © Grivel
Pack Range thumb  © Grivel

Grivel Pack Collection

A range of packs from Grivel to suit all your ambitions whether they be on snow, ice or rock.

Aeon Action  © Lowe Alpine
Aeon Action  © Lowe Alpine

One pack. Infinite Possibilities. Welcome to the Aeon

A revolutionary new multi-activity day pack range. Designed for those with an infinite possibility...

Osprey: The Ventilated Pinnacle  © Osprey
Osprey: The Ventilated Pinnacle  © Osprey

Osprey: The Ventilated Pinnacle

New to Osprey for Spring 18, The Ventilated Pinnacle encompasses three unique pack series; lightweight Hikelite, superlight...

Macpac Rucksack Range Highlights

Macpac know how to make packs - they've been doing it for decades. The current range of Macpac rucksacks bear the same...

Terra Peak Rucksacks

Terra Peak are a relatively new brand to the market, having only been in existence a couple of years. Designed and conceived in...


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