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Rab Shadow Hoodie (2014)

£135.00

The Rab Shadow Hoodie is made from Polartec Windpro, which is four times more wind-resistant than traditional fleece, but it doesn’t have a membrane inside – and so retains enough air permeability to allow water vapour to escape, thus preventing condensation building up. This fabric is therefore ideal for windier conditions, in places that will still necessitate a waterproof jacket ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Mountain Equipment Shroud (2014)

£90.00

The Mountain Equipment Shroud is a jacket that I’ve been wearing regularly for four years and amazingly its price hasn’t changed in that time. It’s built around Polartec 100 fleece fabric, which for me provides just the right degree of insulation to wear year-round in the UK over a base layer or under a waterproof jacket. The fabric also offers ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Mammut Kala Patar Tech (2014)

£110.00

Not everyone likes pockets, and if you have a hands-on approach to your outdoor activities, such as when scrambling and mountaineering or just due to using trekking poles a lot, then do you really need them? If the answer is no, then the Mammut Kala Patar Tech may be for you. It’s made from a combination of two fabrics: one ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Patagonia Piton Hybrid (2014)

£135.00

Although I’d always choose a fleece with a hood, some folk will prefer a non-hooded fleece that allows them to wear a separate hat. If that’s you then out of the jackets received for our test, the Patagonia Piton Hybrid was the best option in terms of its features and design. It is made from Polartec Windpro, which is four ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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The North Face Storm Shadow (2014)

£85.00

The North Face’s Storm Shadow is designed as a next-to-skin or mid layer fleece. To provide maximum comfort it’s a close-fitting top that’s extremely air-permeable while offering superior ‘wicking’ (moisture-removing) performance. All this makes it ideal when used under a waterproof jacket or when worn on its own during highly aerobic activities, or for scrambling or walking in non-windy environments.  ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Basodino Hooded Jacket (2014)

£75.00

The Vaude Basodino Hooded Jacket is made from Bluesign-approved fabric, which means the material is environmentally friendly. The fabric is also nice and stretchy and provides a good level of insulation, which makes it ideal for hillwalking. Put the jacket on and it instantly feels comfortable and really hugs the body, but without being restrictive. There are three pockets. The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Lowe Alpine Yocton 35 (2014)

£70.00

Lowe Alpine returned in 2013 with the Yocton range, and it’s a strong rebirth for a brand so associated with the rucksack. The Yocton 35 doesn’t try to do anything radical, though its back system is an interesting thicket of springy cord mesh that manages to be supportive while retaining airflow. The rest of the sack’s features are fairly conventional ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Fjällräven Funas 35 (2014)

£98.00

Fjällräven gear is traditionally styled, high-quality equipment from Sweden. The 35-litre Funas feels incredibly well-made – the grab handle on the top is practically a thing of beauty – and the rigid, padded back system and thick belt straps definitely feel as if they’re built to last. You get a raincover, a drawstring and a cinch buckle over the main ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Berghaus Freeflow 30 (2014)

£80.00

This redesigned version of the Freeflow 30 features some changes. Chief of these is a large diagonal zipped pocket across the front and the addition of Berghaus’ Biofit system – enabling you to adjust the back system quickly and without fuss to your own back length. It’s a good tool and it is extremely supportive when on. Some would question ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Deuter ACT Trail 32 (2014)

£90.00

The Deuter ACT Trail 32 is heavier than some, but is very durable with it, not least thanks to the robust fabrics and thick Aircontact back system, which allows good airflow and is padded top to bottom. The fit of this sack is good: the straps are robust and supportive, there’s a good range of vertical adjustment on the chest ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Salewa Miage 30 (2014)

£75.00

The Salewa Miage 30 is a 30 litre sack that is light for its feature set and extremely comfortable for its weight. You get two wand pockets either side, a spacious lid pocket, and – in an unusual touch – a vertical zip down the front that accesses the main compartment. This could have been a really nifty feature that ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Montane Medusa 32 (2014)

£80.00

The Montane Medusa 32 is the serious hillwalker’s pack of choice. Thoughtfully designed and robust, its fabric certainly feels more substantial than many other packs in our test, though this does impact slightly on weight. The back system is a chunk of foam that sits into the groove of your back well, though those who prefer the airy feel of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Salomon Synapse Flow 30AW (2014)

£100.00

Clamshell-opening rucksacks are popping up more and more these days, and you’ll either love or hate them. The Salomon Synapse Flow 30AW features an all-round zip allowing you to open as much or as little of the sack as you like. This allows you to access items in the very foot of your rucksack. But if the zip breaks or ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Osprey Talon 33 (2014)

£85.00

Once something of a ‘Marmite’ brand due to a strappy, fussy aesthetic many view as over-complex, Osprey is now one of the most popular rucksack makes out there due to its combination of advanced weight-distribution design, light weight, contemporary look and a well-thought-out feature set. The Talon 33 was updated for 2014 and is fast becoming a modern classic. Key ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Terra 35 (2014)

£90.00

The The North Face Terra 35 is a sturdy rucksack with some interesting features that no doubt will appeal to some, but light on others. You don’t get a rain cover, and the hipbelt doesn’t have any pockets; the back system doesn’t adjust (though it does come in two sizes); there’s no zipped pocket under the lid; and the back ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 (2014)

£85.00

Made – as its name suggests – for scramblers, this 30L rucksack is ideal for those who want something lean, light and equipped for the hard stuff. Consequently it’s lean on many features hillwalkers take for granted, such as a padded waistbelt, raincover, and under-lid zipped pocket – and heavy on things that might not be needed, such as gear loops ...

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Vaude Brenta 35 (2014)

£90.00

The Vaude Brenta 35 narrowly missed out being featured in the top eight in our test. It is a well-featured 35-litre rucksack with two hip pockets, a floating back system that adjusts, a rain cover, two wand pockets, a clipped webbing pocket on the front that is ideal for a jacket, a valuables pocket under the lid and the usual ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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OMM Classic 32 (2014)

£70.00

One for the lightweight essentialist, the OMM Classic 32 is a popular rucksack with racers and minimalists, and it earns its chops admirably in this regard. With a ‘stripped’ weight of 555g, the Classic’s secret is that its back system can be removed and used as a short sleeping mat, which obviously enhances its appeal to those used to superlight ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Jack Wolfskin Rambler 32 (2014)

£65.00

The Jack Wolfskin Rambler 32 is an excellent-value rucksack with a good feature set for the price that narrowly missed out on being featured in the final eight rucksacks. It features a suspended airflow back system that is good for controlling sweat, a pocket on the hipbelt, hydration compatibility, a rain cover, wand pockets, a zipped front compartment and a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Kelty Redwing 32 (2014)

£80.00

The Redwing 32 is a quirky effort from a brand continuing to make inroads into the UK outdoor market. Kelty has a strong following helped by the versatile nature of their products. It makes gear for Special Forces, so you could expect the pack to have a rather ‘desert storm’ feel to it and it does: there are many pockets, ...

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The North Face Pursuit Side Zip Pant (2014)

£100.00

The North Face’s Pursuit Side Zip Pant is a reasonably lightweight option at 321g for a size medium, so you won’t mind packing this into your rucksack and carrying it just in case it rains. It’s made from a 2.5 layer fabric, meaning there is no scrim or mesh lining inside, so it may get a little more clammy than ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Marmot Precip (2014)

£85.00

To stay dry in the hills, walkers need not only great clothing design but also a great fabric. The Precip is a well-established lightweight jacket but this year Marmot has introduced a new fabric to its range called NanoPro, claiming it is 43 per cent more breathable than the brand’s previous coated fabric. This could make the Marmot Precip the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Kayland Comet Mid (2014)

£130.00

The Kayland Comet Mid has got to be the coolest-looking boot on the market at the moment. Slick suede uppers with understated style that would be at ease in any urban setting belie a pair of very capable climbing boots. The uppers are very supportive yet ultra-comfortable, thanks to well-thought-out and nicely balanced use of padding and layering. Inside a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Petzl Tikka RXP (2014)

£90.00

Petzl has dominated the headtorch market for decades and its latest advance, Reactive Lighting technology, is now being used in the Tikka RXP. The torch can pump out 215 lumens, which is enough to light up navigational features at some distance; but what’s really neat is that the Reactive Lighting technology allows the torch to automatically adjust the amount of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Black Diamond ReVolt (2014)

£70.00

The Black Diamond ReVolt is designed to meet the increase in the availability of USB recharging facilities, such as laptop computers, solar panels and battery packs. This headtorch can be used with standard alkaline batteries, or fitted with rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries that can be recharged in situ, just by connecting it to a laptop, solar panel or battery pack. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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