Berghaus Limpet 20 (2012)

Designed as a stable pack for fast sport, the Berghaus Limpet 20 utilises a compression system that attaches to the hipbelt so the sack fits closely and remains stable. The Limpet does sit comfortably and the compression system that links to the hipbelt means that when you make a big movement through the hips the sack sits closer to your back. There are raised nodules on the padding of the back too, which hold it away from the body a little more than some sacks for more comfort. The body of the sack has a slightly squarer profile than others, which makes it easier to pack. There is a small glasses pocket on the outside as well as a large map-sized pocket. The side mesh pockets are smaller than most, which limits their ability to stash some larger items, but they have elastic loops to secure bottles, which is very useful. The Berghaus Limpet 20 is a very comfortable sack that has a reasonable weight (612g) while also being keenly priced, and it’s this combination of benefits that makes it ideal for general fast and light activity. But other sacks are lighter if you really want to save weight.

Weight 612g
Capacity 28 litres
Compartments 1
External zipped pockets 3
Wand pocket yes
Hydration pocket yes
Women’s version no


The Berghaus Limpet 20 is an excellent rucksack for fast-paced action, but if you pay more you can get a lighter sack.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine September 2012