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Berghaus Trail Speed 30 (2015)

£70.00

FeaturesThe Trail Speed 30 is based on Berghaus’s hugely successful Freeflow rucksack, but they have taken the trampoline mesh panel away to create even more airflow while maintaining minimal body contact areas. The body of the sack has a conventional lid with twin buckles and pockets. Side compression straps combine with mesh side pockets. 5/5 FitThis pack is available in ...

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Deuter AC Lite 22 (2015)

£60.00

FeaturesThe AC Lite 22 features Deuter’s Aircomfort ventilated back system for maximum airflow across the back. The body has a single-buckle lid with an outside pocket that only just takes a map. There is no stretch pocket on the front, but you do get a pair of stretch side pockets; however there are no compression straps to work with these. ...

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Terra Nova Laser 20 (2015)

£45.00

FeaturesAt just 318g you’ll struggle to find a lighter 20 litre rucksack than the Terra Nova Laser 20; not only that, but you do also get a few features to make it more useful. The main body has front zipped opening, rather than a lid, and there is an additional external zipped pocket. You get mesh pockets on the body ...

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Gregory Z25 (2015)

£77.00

FeaturesThe Gregory Z25/J23 is a little heavy at 960g, but it does have a CrossFlo back system, which holds the pack away from the wearer for more airflow. The opening is a zipped design rather than a lid and you get a huge front stretch stash pocket as well as a pair of stretch bottle pockets on the sides. There ...

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Black Diamond Bolt 24 (2015)

£90.00

FeaturesThe shoulder straps on the Black Diamond Bolt 24 are linked by a wire that slides through a sleeve on the base of the pack to allow independent movement of the shoulder straps. The body of the rucksack is a neat mountaineering-bias design with a single-buckle lid but you also get very useful side and front pockets and a pair ...

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Millet Prolighter 27 (2015)

£90.00

FeaturesThe Millet Prolighter 25 is a dedicated mountain pack so you get a clean, uncluttered and streamlined design. The back system allows the pack to sit close to the body but is lightly stiffened and lightly padded. The top lid has a single buckle with a pocket on the outside and inside. You get a pair of compression straps on ...

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Vango Boulder 25 (2015)

£35.00

FeaturesThe Vango Boulder 25 is a well-priced general walking sack with a good set of features. Firstly it has a stiffened back with padding and an air channel up the centre to reduce sweat build-up. You get an attached lid with an outside and inside pocket plus a single buckle closure. On the sides are compression straps and small drawcord ...

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Osprey Talon 22 (2015)

£75.00

FeaturesThe Osprey Talon 22 and Tempest 20 are well-established favourites that offer a good set of all-round features for hillwalkers. They are built around a padded back system. The main compartment is a zip opening rather than buckled lid but you get a good stretch front compression panel and side stretch pockets. And 750g is a good weight. 4/5 FitThe ...

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Mammut Comfort High GTX Surround (2015)

£170.00

FeaturesGore-Tex Surround is the latest waterproof boot technology, using spacers installed between the footbed and sole unit to allow airflow through the footbed to the outside world. The upper of the Mammut Comfort High GTX Surround has lots of mesh to facilitate that airflow. The toe box gets some stiffening too and the heel cup is particularly stiff. The Gripex ...

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Keen Marshall Mid (2015)

£120.00

FeaturesThere is a KEEN. Dry waterproof lining behind the synthetic upper that comprises of synthetic mesh with rubber overlays. The heel cup is nicely stiffened and there is a large rubber rand at the toe, but the upper is quite soft in general. Underfoot you get 4mm deep widely spaced lugs, which is great, but there is no heel breast ...

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Lowa Ferrox GTX Mid (2015)

£135.00

FeaturesThe Lowa Ferrox GTX Mid’s upper is made of synthetic material with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. The upper is very soft with no stiffening in the toe box area and a generally softer ankle cuff too, so it offers less protection and support than others. The sole is reasonably stiff though, with deep, well-spaced lugs and a heel breast. The ...

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Meindl X-S0 70 Mid GTX (2015)

£160.00

FeaturesGore-Tex Surround waterproof technology is built into the Meindl X-S0 70 Mid GTX, and this allows water vapour to pass through the footbed and escape through a channel above the sole unit. The result should be less sweaty feet. The upper is suede leather and mesh with good reinforcement at the toe and heel. Underfoot the Meindl Magic sole unit ...

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Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX (2015)

£130.00

FeaturesWith a weight of just 1060g (pair, size 11) and a modern, stylish upper, the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX is instantly appealing to modern lightweight hillwalkers. The upper is synthetic with stitching over-layers and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. The toe box gets a rubber bumper but is not fully stiffened. The outsole is a Salomon ContiGroup model with ...

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Berghaus Supalite GTX II (2015)

£150.00

FeaturesWith its 1.6-1.8mm leather upper carrying minimal stitching, the Supalite GTX II – formerly Brasher – is a very durable option with the benefit of a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Inside there is a leather lining too. The ankle cuff is well-padded while underfoot you get EVA cushioning and a Vibram sole unit with deep, well-spaced lugs for grip. The toe ...

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First test: Vango Sirocco 200 (2015)

£180.00

How many tents do you really need? Just one that is well-designed for your requirements, I would say; but choosing a single model to do it all can be a challenge. Vango released the Solis tent series this year for those explorers looking for greater versatility, such as heading into warmer climates or preferring more ventilation, while enjoying a spacious ...

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Jöttnar Hymir (2015)

£230.00

FeaturesThere are lots of ways to save weight, and the Jöttnar Hymir strips away features to achieve its 346g (L). So it is a smock design with a short front zip, and it’s relatively free of seams too. There is only one pocket, but it does take a map. The hood gets a wired peak as well as face drawcords ...

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Montane Atomic (2015)

£110.00

FeaturesThe Montane Atomic is made from Pertex Shield fabric, which boasts good waterproofness and breathability but isn’t as good as Pertex Shield + used in the Montane Minimus, although it does feel more robust. The two mesh-lined chest pockets would be better if sealed, but they have good access; and the hood gets a wired peak with face and volume ...

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Rab Muztag (2015)

£200.00

FeaturesThis 2015 jacket uses a very lightweight version of eVent fabric called DV Storm with a 3-layer construction so the inside layer can manage condensation. The fabric is said to be 20 per cent more breathable than standard eVent. You also get two huge chest pockets plus a hood with a wired peak along with face drawcords and rear volume ...

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Vaude TerraLight 1-2p (2015)

£190.00

FeaturesThe TerraLight 1-2p is either a small two-person tent or a large one-person tent as its living space sits between these two standards. It is pitched outer-first with a long porch down one side that also provides entry to the tent. The flysheet is made from PU-coated polyester material and it weighs 1858g, which is acceptable at this price. 5/5 ...

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Nordisk Svalbard 1 Si (2015)

£220.00

FeaturesThe Svalbard 1 Si uses a very high-spec material compared to others – a ripstop nylon outer that is silicone-coated – so it should be more durable than other tents. It is pitched inner-first with a front entrance and porch. The weigh of 1744g is acceptable at this price when you also take into account the fact that you get ...

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Wild Country Coshee 1 (2015)

£100.00

FeaturesThe Wild Country Coshee 1 is great value, has a great weight of just 1481g and packs down to just 35x15cm small while also offering an outer-pitched-first design. The flysheet is made of polyester with a PU Stormtex treatment and you get shock-corded alloy poles. There is a long porch down one side and this is also the entry to ...

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Kathmandu Mono Tent (2015)

£80.00

FeaturesThe Kathmandu Mono Tent’s low price tag is a very appealing feature here. The design is inner-pitched-first with a side entry and side porch. The flysheet is made from ripstop polyester with a PU coating while the inner tent is mostly mesh. The poles are metal alloy. The weight is a little heavy for this size at 1796g but it ...

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First test: Regatta Halin 2 (2015)

£110.00

While some two-person backpacking tents carry a price tag of £500-600, you don’t need to get a bank loan to purchase this new offering from Regatta, which at £110 is a fifth of the price of some of its counterparts of similar dimensions. Indeed, the Regatta Halin 2 makes camping and backpacking affordable for just about anyone.The Halin 2 is ...

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Wild Country Zephyros 2 (2015)

£150.00

FeaturesThe Wild Country Zephyros 2 is a really popular tent for backpacking due to its tiny weight of just 1810g. It is pitched outer-first with a long porch down one side that also provides entry to the tent, while a second door at the back provides entry from the opposite side. The flysheet is made from PU-coated polyester ripstop material, ...

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Vaude Terratrio 2p (2015)

£220.00

FeaturesThe Vaude Terratrio 2p was specifically designed for the UK market so it should have a great set of features for Trail readers! It is an outer-pitched-first design with a front porch outside the inner tent. The material is a polyester with a printed hexagonal design, but this is not a ripstop fabric as provided on other tents around this ...

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