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We've reviewed a variety of backpacks so you know which specific model to buy for your next adventure, from hill walking packs to climbing and trail running packs.
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Rab Kitbag Duffel 80L | Review

Looking for a do-any-job duffel?

Rab Kitbag Duffel 80L | Review
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Alpkit Ibex 50+10 Backpack | Review

With the Ibex 50+10 backpack, UK-based company Alpkit have delivered another outstanding bit of kit.

Alpkit Ibex 50+10 Backpack | Review
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Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight Backpack | Review

Designed for mountaineers who favour a fast and light approach, the Ascent Superlight really is a brilliant backpack

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight Backpack | Review
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Gregory Paragon 58 Backpack | Review

Sturdy, comfortable, and adaptable; the Paragon 58 is a proper all-weather backpack

Gregory Paragon 58 Backpack | Review
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Osprey Transporter Duffel | Review

Wherever adventure takes you, the Osprey Transporter won't let you down

Osprey Transporter Duffel | Review
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Vaude Zerum 48 Backpack | Review

If you're after a backpack for short winter adventures, look no further than the lightweight Vaude Zerum 48

Vaude Zerum 48 Backpack | Review
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Lowe Alpine Descent 35 Backpack | Review

Designed for freeride skiing and snowboarding, the Descent by Lowe Alpine is made by people who really understand the mountains

Lowe Alpine Descent 35 Backpack | Review
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Osprey Sirrus 50 Backpack | Review

Designed specifically for female adventurers, and capable of carrying all you need for a multi-day trip, the Osprey Sirrus 50 may be your new favourite...

Osprey Sirrus 50 Backpack | Review
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Trekmates Drypack 30 Litre Backpack | Review

A lightweight, cheap backpack to keep your kit dry in any conditions

Trekmates Drypack 30 Litre Backpack | Review
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Osprey Stratos 50 Backpack | Review

Will Renwick tests out the Osprey Stratos 50 (also available in a women's version called the Sirrus) on a demanding trek across Wales

Osprey Stratos 50 Backpack | Review
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The New Lowe Alpine Ascent Range of Backpacks | Superlight Gear

We take a look at Lowe Alpine's new collection of climbing and mountaineering packs

Lowe Alpine Ascent Range | Preview
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Best Daypacks Reviewed 2017

We've tested 16 of the very best 2017 hill and mountain walking daypacks to help you choose the best load-hauler for one-day outings in the...

Best Daypacks Reviewed 2017
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Osprey Mutant 28 Pack | Review

The smaller of Osprey's Mutant mountain packs is a cracking mix of comfortable, stable carry and clever refinements that make it one of the best...

Osprey Mutant 28 Pack | Review
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Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack | Review

Black Diamond's Speed 30 is a reasonably light, strippable traditional alpine pack complete with floating lid and solid build quality.

Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack | Review
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Patagonia Ascensionist 30 Pack | Review

Patagonia's sleek lightweight, minimalist Ascensionist 30 alpine pack works well, but calls for careful loading to stay comfortable.

Patagonia Ascensionist 30 Pack | Review
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Lowe Alpine Alpine Ascent 32 Pack | Review

Lowe Alpine's new light-ish weight technical Alpine Ascent 32 mountain pack is a well thought-out balance of sturdiness and sensible weight saving.

Lowe Alpine Alpine Ascent 32 Pack | Review
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Salomon X ALP 30 Pack | Review

Salomon's experimental lightweight alpine pack has some really interesting features, but works best if you keep things fast and light.

Salomon X ALP 30 Pack | Review
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Mammut Creon Tour 28 Pack | Review

Mammut's slick ventilated hiker combines light weight with a comfortable, taut carry and all the features you need in an all-round mountain walking daypack.

Mammut Creon Tour 28 Pack | Review
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