This is where you'll find reviews of packs and rucksacks along with associated items like hydration systems, drybags and child carriers. Choosing the right pack goes a long way to keeping you comfortable, make sure you have enough capacity to cope with your expected loads and try the pack on carefully before buying to make sure it suits your physiology and is comfortable and stable.
To help you make an informed choice, have a look at our OM Buyers' Guides to Lightweight Packs for the weight aware, Big Packs for those big trips and Day Packs. We even have a guide to Winter Packs. And Hydration Systems.
And last but not least, here are some Shopping Tips to make pack buying as pain free as possible.
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Pack liners, dry bags and other useful rucksac accessories.
Bum-bags or lumbar packs are ideal for runners and other fast-movers,
Well-designed child carriers allow you to take your sprog into the outdoors with maximum comfort for both passenger and mule.
Any pack big enough to carry everything you need for a day in the hills, with variations for adventure racers, climbers, men and women
Waterproof storage bags are ideal for spare clothing and anything else that simply must stay dry inside your pack.
On a big trip? A tough outdoors duffle is a great way to transport your clothing and equipment. Many feature detachable harnesses to allow for easy carriage when needed.
Large capacity packs for multi–day use, from adjustable back systems to ultra minimalist packs for when life gets really lightweight
Travel packs combined the features of a suitcase and a rucksac for adventure travellers who want smartness and practicality in a single package.