Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 Pack Review

Part of an award winning series of packs, Rik Henderson brings us his Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 pack review Lowe Alpine sent us their latest backpack, the Altus 52-57, an award-winning four-season pack that that claims to service several outdoor activities including mountaineering, ski touring and overnight trips. We tested it over the Easter bank

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Montane Halogen 25 pack Review

Dave Roberts has been grabbing day walks where he can over the last few months, and brings us his Montane Halogen 25 pack review. What is it? The Montane Halogen pack provides 25 litres in capacity, which makes it as expected a day pack. With an ice axe attachment system as well as claiming to

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Ascendancy Apparel Duffle Bag

Ascendancy Apparel Duffle Bag Review

Ascendancy Apparel Duffle Bag Review After extensive use Nia bring’s us here Ascendancy Apparel Duffle Bag Review This is a slightly different review to what I’d usually do because Ascendancy Apparel’s products are designed primarily for casual use; whilst many people do where them during adventures they aren’t technical items and therefore would not be

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Howies Broad Haven Rucksack Review

Howies Broad Haven Rucksack Review After gear testing over the summer months, Tryfan Williams brings us his Howies Broad Haven Rucksack review   The Howies Broad Haven rucksack is a mid sized pack that boasts a multitude of features, it screams commute pack, but it seemed versatile enough for me to venture out with it on day walks to the

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Osprey Cyber Port Pack Review

As a response to our fast changing mobile lifestyles the well established back pack makers Osprey have launched the Portal series. The series includes a myriad of pack solutions, including the Cyber, Cyber Port, Pixel, Pixel Port, Beta and Beta Port. As you can gather from the blog headline we’ll be taking a closer look at

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Alpkit Airlok Drybag Review

Exped have long been the first port of call for reliable drybags, with many alternative offerings not quite good enough. The Airloks from direct sellers Alpkit however go some way to redressing that balance. The Alpkit Airloks are a lightweight drybag, which means they’re not designed to be as durable as your typical drybag, and

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Underrated Kit Exped Fold Drybags

Some kit is essential, yet un-glamorous. Socks are typically so. They serve a purpose, but will always be functional rather than desirable. Dry bags are in the same league. Hardly exciting bits of kit, but utterly essential if you’re out in all weather. You’ll only really notice them by their absence, whenever they fail or

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Montane Batpack 6 Waistpack Review

Having recently reviewed and raved about the new Montane backpacks, we tried out the baby of the family; the Batpack 6 waist pack. The Batpack is well built and constructed from tough Raptor fabric. You wouldn’t need to worry about this getting some knocks and bumps along the way. There’s a useful   secure pocket for keys

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Alpkit Gourdon 20 Review

Compared to a few other 20l packs I’ve used, the Gourdon is cavernous. There’s just no way that this pack and the 20l sea to summit sil pack for instance are the same internal volume. It is also very basic in design, which means that Alpkit have eschewed all the unnecessary toggles, cordage and what-nots that nobody

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Terra Nova Laser 20 Pack Review

The Laser 20 is Terra Nova’s most fully featured yet still fast and light adventure racing packs. It is designed for those who want to travel fast and light, or just slow and light if you so choose. It can bee seen as a runner’s pack, or one for the lightweight enthusiast who still wants the pack to have

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OMM Ultra Waist Pouch

If you’re running, you don’t usually need much for those safe urban runs, but when you’re heading further afield you probably need to carry some odds and ends, especially if your route takes you over any high ground. You can go for a small pack or a waist pack such as the OMM Ultra Waist Pouch.

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Golite Pinnacle Pack Review

A small pack is all well and good for a day or two in the summer, but if you want to avoid the inevitable squeezing, pushing and forcing when trying to fit four or five days’ kit and supplies into a 35litre pack you’ll probably need to go larger. The Golite Pinnacle pack seeks to

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