Rucksacks and Bags|
Deuter ACT Lite 40+10The Deuter ACT Lite 40+10 is an extra-light touring backpack which is fully featured and ideal for multi day trips.
" Mike says "
This pack is exceeding all my expectations. I have been a lover of Deuter packs for many years, having had a Futura 35 when the first model appeared on the market. I have recently been giving this pack a good beasting and I am very impressed. I have fitted the two detachable side pockets that give me an extra 14 litres which is a great advantage. The comfort of the harness is incredible, the standard of workmanship is superb but most of all is the weight, 1500g empty without the side pockets is incredible. Every time I step out with this pack gives me greater confidence in its ability. Brilliant.
Bergans Helium Rucksack
This is our most popular expedition pack - from climbing Mount Everest to Cecilie Skog’s crossing of the Antarctic. On long expeditions, every gram saved goes a long way. A pack as lightweight and durable with Helium’s carrying capabilities is hard to find
• Helium carrying system
• Back, shoulder straps and hip belt covered with ventilating mesh
• Detachable top lid
• Top lid with external pocket
• Top entry with spindrift collar
• Full, vertical front zip entry
• Open side pockets
• Pocket to fasten skis, walking sticks or fishing rods
• Compression straps on each side and in front
• Plenty of attachment points
• Attachment points for ice axe/poles
• Hydration system compatible
• YKK zippers are used on all our backpacks
55 Ltr Mens and Ladies Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz / 1.1 KG
" Mike says "
My business and camping partner, Tony, purchased one of these back in the summer on our Lakeland trek. I kept a keen eye on it over the trip and was impressed at the design and build quality of the rucksack. So I bit the bullet and purchased one myself. I was a bit reluctant at first because I was (and still am) a massive fan of the DEUTER ACT Lite 40+10. I have always been used too a split main compartment, sleeping gear in the top 2/3, rainwear and spare clothes in the bottom 1/3. The Helium does not have this, so a change in the way I packed my kit was inevitable.
First of all, the capacity to weight ratio is immense - 1100g for a 55 litre rucksack. At one time this would have rang alarm bells on weight and type of fabric used, along with construction. No need to worry here - the fabric is tough and durable, along with the construction. Secondly, the full length zip that I thought would be a real problem has turned out to be a God send - being able to access all my kit quickly and easily without emptying the contents all over the place is a real bonus. Thirdly, the harness system looked a little too light for the capacity of the rucksack - this doubt soon vanished when I wore the fully loaded pack on its first outing, mega comfy, fully adjustable with enough extra webbing to compensate the bulk of thicker clothing in the winter.
In essence, a great, really well made rucksack for trekking. Looking forward to the 35 litre version when funds allow.
Duluth Monarch 3
All Duluth packs are handmade in Minnesota USA - we recommend the Monarch 3 with pack basket.
" Mike says "
If you want to go a little old time, the Duluth series fits the bill. I only use the packs for what they are designed for - canoeing. I have had a Carl Rutstrum bag for 5 years, and it looks as new as the day i purchased it. Ultra hard wearing, this pack will stay in my family for generations.
Designed as a hunting day pack, 10 litres of space inside with an integral net bag and rucksack straps.
" Mike say’s "
The Kongsvoll is a great small bum bag style day pack. Just big enough to carry those essentials that you need for the day. The zip out net bag with rucksack straps is designed for carrying your quarry home, but I tend to use this for wet proof clothing and a first aid kit.
Duluth Portage Pack
A front portage pack that clips onto a Duluth pack, ideal for those every day items.
This portage pack is proving to be a great asset while out canoeing. It holds all the bits and pieces I need for the day. An extra large Lexan box fits nicely into the base that contains my food and brew gear, it takes my camera or video camera, a non-stick 25 Trangia set with 0.5 litre fuel bottle. A small Kelly Kettle fits nice on the bungee cord on the outside. The small pocket on the back holds my Nordic summer, sunscreen and nibbles etc. Just the right size to fit in all those essentials, and looks good in the canoe too.
Maxpedition Rollypoly Extreme
The ROLLYPOLY EXTREME is a radical evolution of the Maxpeditions unique sequential folding pouch concept. With its many layers, this product is very complex to build yet folds up so compactly. Two frontal pockets allow for organization while an independent hydration sleeve with drainage grommet allows carry of a 100 oz. hydration reservoir. Front panel is gusseted allowing contents to expand away from wearers body. Lid and retention flap can fold on itself to be out of the way when accessing contents in main compartment. The Rollypoly Extreme is light, comfortable, and provides a high degree of organization; best of all, it remains out of the way until you need to use it.
When I am in a fixed camp I like to take a wander now and then. The Rollypoly Extreme fits all I need for the day, first aid kit, water bottle, axe, Billy can, food, bino’s etc. When back at camp, the Rollypoly is emptied out into my backpack, then rolled up and stowed away. Great gear.
Maxpedition Rollypoly Extreme Maxpedition Mongo Versipack
The Mongo Versipack is an enhanced version of Maxpedition famous Jumbo Versipack.
I use the Mongo Versipack to hold all my bench sharpening stones, cutting tools cleaning kit and small carving tools. As usual, bombproof construction, good materials and tonnes of storage areas and space.
Maxpedition Mongo Versipack Maxpedition Neatfreak OrganiserMaxpedition Neatfreak Organiser
The NeatFreak is the ultimate drop-in gear organizer. The spacious main compartment has thirteen (13) built-in pockets, with a Velcro divider that has three (3) additional pockets.
The Velcro divider can accommodate our Hook & Loop Modular Accessories . The front of the NeatFreak is a web pocket, with a fold-over lid that has an additional zippered pocket plus two rows of PALS webbing for attachment of a Maxpedition pocket or sheaths for increased carry capacity. In the back, there is an additional slip pocket with modular Velcro flaps to secure the NeatFreak onto a backpack, leg rig, or tactical vest.
A tri-directional carry handle allows user to hold on to this pack from multiple directions or simply throw over one's shoulder using the shoulder strap. High quality padded 1.5" shoulder strap included.
Main: 7.5" (L) x 3" (W) x 9.5" (H)
Shoulder : 1.5" strap (Minimum adjusted length is Approx 29" and maximum is 52") with 1.5" non-slip shoulder pad
Pockets: Eighteen (18) individual pockets!!!
Maxpedition 3-in-1 Load Out Duffel
Additionally, the Backpack Pod (B) and Shoulder Bag Pod (C) may be attached to each other to form an extra large shoulder bag (B+C). Zipper connection areas in main bag are covered to minimize wear and for concealment.
Overall exterior dimensions in A+B+C configuration: Approx. 31" long x 13" wide x 15" tall
MAIN BAG (A)
Overall dimensions: Approx. 21" long x 13" wide x 15" tall
Front pocket: 8.5" wide x 7.5" deep
Large U-shaped opening
Dual top compression straps with quick release
Reinforced carry handle, bartacked for durability
Permanently attached adjustable 2" shoulder strap with pad
5 sewn-on plastic feet to minimise bottom abrasion
PALS configuration: 3 rows x 6 channels
4" x 6" loop field for patches
BACKPACK POD (B)
Main compartment: Approx. 12" wide x 15" tall x 3" thick
Front pocket: Approx. 12" wide x 9" tall x 2" thick
Integral 3/4" webbing carry handle
Adjustable padded backpack straps curved for ergonomics
Bartack for strength
PALS configuration: 3 rows x 2 channels on each side
3" x 4" loop field for patches
SHOULDER BAG POD (C)
Overall dimensions: Approx. 12" wide x 15" tall x 3" thick
Front pocket: Approx. 12" wide x 15" tall
PALS configuration: 3 rows x 2 channels on each side
3" x 4" loop field for patches
Includes removable and adjustable 1.5" shoulder strap & pad
Exterior fabric: 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
Interior is fully lined with 420-denier nylon durability
I have been using the 3-in-1 Load Out Duffel all year. I generally use it when car-camping - with my sleeping gear and odds and ends in the main compartment, a small mobile kitchen in one end, and my non-perishable food stuffs in the other end. As expected, the construction is bomb-proof, and the layout really thoughtout. The end bags can be unzipped and used as stand-alone rucksack/shoulder bags. Magnificent, well done Maxped.
Maxpedition Aggressor Attaché Case
The bag has many features - such as utility pockets on one side, padded organiser on the other, CCW compartment, internal hook-and-loop divider, radio and Nalgene bottle pockets on the ends. For the AGGRESSOR, we also added lockable main compartment zipper slides and an external 4" x 6" velcro field for patches.
Main compartment: 17"(L) x 5"(W) x 13"(H)
Large pocket: 6"(L) x 2"(W) x 10"(H) with slip pocket and ID holder
Medium Flap pocket: 9"(L) x 2"(W) x 6"(H) with velcro loop field on lid
Small flap pockets (2): 4"(L) x 2"(W) x 4"(H)
Padded organiser pocket: 16"(L) x 2"(W) x 12"(H)
Fits up to 17" (diagonal screen size) laptop computer
"Mike say's "
I wanted a bag to fit all my sharps and sharpening gear in when I am either training or demonstrating at various venues. I new Maxpedition was the brand I wanted, but which case to choose? After what seemed like ages measuring all my tools and comparing this with the specifications of all the Maxpedition cases, I chose the Aggressor Attaché Case. The case fits all my tools in - such as carving axes, draw knives, bench stones, gouges and gauges. Dread to think how much it would all be worth, never mind the years put in to building it up! However, the Aggressor has been a real bonus, compartmentalising all my gear. My Maxpedition family grows even further. Don't tell the wife.
The DOPPELDUFFEL™ Adventure Bag is a unique large travel bag that may be carried by hand, by shoulder strap in 2 orientations, or with hide-away integral backpack straps. Two internal padded dividers can split main compartment into smaller sections.
Main compartment: 26™ x 13™ x 9™ with two padded dividers
Frontal/top compartment: 10™ x 7™ x 2™
Internal pockets: 8™ x 6™ x 2™ (two)
Side slip pockets: 22™ x 6™ (two)
Approximate Capacity: 3200 cu. in.
PALS attachment webbing: Top, bottom and both sides
Shoulderstrap: Includes 2™ shoulder strap, adjustable with 2" shoulder pad
Backpack straps: Contoured built-in with sternum strap
Hydration: Can hold up to 100 oz / 3L reservoir (sold separately)
Available colours: Black, OD Green, Khaki, Foliage Green, Digital Foliage Camo
"Mike says "
Yet another Maxpedition item in my armoury. I have just recently purchased a Doppelduffel for all my tech gear while out in a fixed camp filming or photographing. The two end compartments hold an XL GSI Lexan box each containing camera and video gear with all the cables along with a Goal Zero Sherpa 120 power pack. The centre compartment holds a x60 scope with mini tripod, solar panel for the Goal Zero, paperwork and notebooks. It even fits a full size tripod across the top internally, with my iPad fitting snugly in it's Otterbox case on the small compartment on top. The Doppelduffel is fitted with a shoulder strap which is removable and backpack straps, so frees up the hands to carry other equipment. What I really like is the zipped internal compartments and the slight padding to all sides, top and bottom to give that little more protection for some fragile kit.
Ortlieb Rack Pack 49 Litre
The Ortlieb Rack Pack is a travel bag that is ideal whatever the conditions thanks to its IP4 waterproof rating and IP6 dust rating. Comfort is the name of the game as a breathable carrying system allows air ventilation at the back and the thermo moulded back surface, padded and adjustable shoulder straps and chest strap guarantee a comfortable fit. The Rack Pack is versatile as it can be used either on a short trip to the gym or on a longer trip via train or plane and it offers more than enough space to carry your valuables and small clothing.
" Mike says”
Great piece of kit for travelling and storing valuable kit that is susceptible to water or dust - the best thing is, it has a roll top closure like a dry bag, so no zips to go wrong. Smashing kit.
Ortlieb Rack Pack 49 Litre Lifeventure Beltpack Large
Our original compact travel packs, these designs have been tweaked and perfected over the last 10 years.
Each pack has internal organiser pockets, but for loose items the gusseted sides prevent things falling out when open. A shoulder strap and belt loop are also included.
Tough Cordura® & Hypalon® fabrics, zipped main compartment with internal pocket and pen loop, zipped front accessory pocket with additional velcro pouch. Credit card slot and EU passport-sized slip-in pocket, belt loop and removable shoulder strap, 3 credit card slots and 3 EU passport-sized slip-in pockets. Internal mesh pocket and detachable key clip rap.
I use this pouch to house my navigation equipment. I wear it attached to my chest strap on my backpack for easy access to my compass, note book, romer card etc. Ace bit of kit.