Best of 2016: rucksacks

Which backpacks were our reviewers' favourites? Which rucksacks came out on top? Find out here...

Whether it's a huge gear swallowing sack to carry all the kit you need for multi-day camping adventures, or a light-and-fast pack that'll take just the minimum requirements for a fair-weather smash and grab of your favourite peak, throughout 2016 the best rucksacks, backpacks and bergens have been reviewed in Trail magazine.

Below you'll find are the brands and models that came out top, with detailed and informative critiques of what makes them worth your dosh. Let us guide you on your journey to rucksack nirvana with our rundown of the best backpacks of 2016...