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Anyone reccomend a very rugged rucksack?

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Over the summer I am going on an adventure holiday (hiking, canoeing, etc) and I need a rucksack that can keep up.
I need at least 55 litres + , rugged, comfortable and is possible waterproof (or waterproof cover). Any suggestions for sleeping bag would be helpful to.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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Osprey make very good bags but they can be expensive; Karrimor and Berghaus both make good bags as well. Have a look at the Snow and Rock website, they have a good selection, also Cotswold Outdoor and Field and Trek. There are so many models available- this might give you an idea of what's out there.

I have an excellent sleeping bag made by Mountain Equipment. It's down so it packs up small and doesn't weigh too much. Rab also make good bags, and probably North Face too, but I haven't tried them.

Will weight be a big issue? This can have quite a bearing on your choices of kit.
#3
The weight wouldn't be that much of a problem. Will look into your suggestions everyone. :)
tinkerbell28 do you listen to the survival podcast by chance?
#4
Add stubble (use a marker pen ) for that rugged look :thumbsup:


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk184/Riversidekizzy/rucksacks/RUCKBYsmile.jpg
#5
A Berghaus Bergen is a good choice of rucksack; it is really versatile as it is big and the side pockets zip off so and can be made into a day sack. I think they are used by the military but we've used them in the Pyrenees and the Alps on our hols. If weight isn't an issue then you might want to go for a synthetic sleeping bag, especially if there might be a danger of it getting wet. They are much cheaper as well. Check out raymears.com for a good list of survival kit as well.
#6
No rucksack will be completely waterproof. What you need is a waterproof liner - it's basically a big bag that you fit inside your rucksack. You can also use one to put your rucksack inside as well if you're canoeing, then if the rucksack falls in the water it won't get wet.
#7
As for the choice of rucksack, go in to Cotswold Outdoors or a similar outdoor shop & ask for their advice. The expensive ones won't necessarily be the best ones. You need one that fits on you comfortably. After all, you could be wearing it for hours at a time. Take your time to try a few then choose the most comfortable one.

My rucksack and daysack are made by different companies, & my daughter has totally different makes to mine. Each bag was chosen because of its comfort first, then because of its size, durability, colour etc.
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cis_groupie
No rucksack will be completely waterproof. What you need is a waterproof liner - it's basically a big bag that you fit inside your rucksack. You can also use one to put your rucksack inside as well if you're canoeing, then if the rucksack falls in the water it won't get wet.


yep or you can get an otterbox for your valuables.

studentessa gave some good advice also.

i have one of these http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-global-70-90-rucksack-719052?src=google

been all around the world with me and is ready and willing for round 2.

daysack sounds like a gimmick but its not! its really useful!

my global with an otterbox allows me to have one less thing to worry about :)
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North Face Basecamp range do a dual Holdall/Backpack in 3 different sizes and several colours tough waterproof material,and very durable...I use them for both work and play,they will last for many years,mine have had some real hammer been through many airports/rainforests and up mountains and have been well used and abused but never failed me.

Looking at about £80-£120 dependant on size but well worth it
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Cheers everyone. Will investigate the suggestions.

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