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Vango Sherpa

£50.00

This is a 41-50 litre rucksack that is better suited to backpacking rather than day walking. This is not a bad thing, as what it does, it does very well. The back system is not only fully adjustable, but it also lengthens for a more precise fit. The pack can be compressed from both the sides and the base, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Berghaus Antaeus 45+8

£70.00

This 41-50 litre rucksack is a reliable all-rounder. The back system can be adjusted in all the usual ways, as well as being lengthened to obtain a more precise fit. There is also a good selection of pockets: a good OS map-sized one on the front of the pack and two compressible side pockets. These are useful as you can ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Tatonka Luna 45

£100.00

This 41-50 litre rucksack is the backpacker’s dream. It has features for the hill while also fitting all the criteria for heading off around the world. The pack comes with a zip-out divider and an opening at the base so you can easily get at things you packed at the bottom or separate out dirty clothes. There is a selection ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Deuter Air Contact 65+10

£140.00

The Deuter Air Contact range of rucksacks have frequently been well-received in Trail magazine reviews and this backpacking rucksack, which comes in a men’s fit, once more met high expectations. The adjustable back system is easily adjusted and comfortable, thanks to lots of well-designed padding. The body of the ‘sack has bellows side pockets, compression straps and wand pockets which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 65+20

£140.00

This classic backpacking rucksack, which comes in men’s and women’s styles, is now updated with a new lightweight body fabric and an uprated version of the APS7 back system with improved body-contact fabrics and construction. The back system is easy to adjust, and very comfortable and stable. The body is based around two main compartments. Unusually, the latest version included ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Formula 60

£150.00

This backpacking rucksack, which comes in men’s and women’s styles, is built around an adjustable Polyflex frame system that allows the shoulder straps to be adjusted sideways for a better fit. There is a huge lumbar pad and hipbelt with good airflow around the rest of the back. This creates a comfortable, well-fitting and stable back system. The body of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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First test: Berghaus Bioflex 60+15 (2012)

£180.00

Berghaus first introduced its Bioflex back system in 2005 to rave reviews. The latest incarnation is lighter, and – on first appearances – completely different from the original. The Bioflex system is designed to flex and move with your body as you walk, while ensuring that the load remains stable and well-balanced on your back. This has the effect of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Primero 70 2008

£185.00

The bigger the load, the harder it is to make it a comfy carry. It’s natural to want to backpack light, but sometimes you need a stack of gear lightweight sacks can’t hack. To carry 25-30kg you need a sack designed for the job. Cue the Primero 70. The North Face designers started from scratch with this sack, looking at ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Gregory Baltoro 70 2009

£200.00

Part of Gregory’s Backpacking range, the Baltoro is a big pack with a relatively low weight (2.66kg). The  innovative dynamic back system has independently rotating hipbelts that move with your body to allow a natural walking motion. With plenty of pockets and easy main body access from the top, bottom and front, it’s well designed for backpacking.   Design The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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VauDe Versametric Proof 65+10 2009

£230.00

It’s a rucksack, but not like any you’ve seen before. With a full-length waterproof zip along the entire main compartment, taped seams throughout and a hipbelt system that swings as you walk, the Versametric Proof is, well, Not Like Other Sacks.   Design The first thing that strikes you about the Versametric is that it’s a clean and simple design, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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