Simply Hike provides a wide range of quality rucksacks for all occasions, making them a must have for hiking, ultralight backpacking and mountain adventures. Our rucksacks range in sizes from 15 to 100 litres in capacity and we have split them into two, easy to navigate areas daypacks and rucksacks. Daypacks are smaller backpacks which are designed for single day hikes. They're big enough to store some food, water and waterproofs along with your other survival or navigation essentials. We've therefore put anything under 40 litres in the daypack department. Rucksacks are larger packs that are over 40 litres in capacity. These are suitable for overnight hikes from 2 days and upwards.
The majority of our rucksacks include an adjustable back system for easy fitting and we also offer female specific rucksacks where the harness has contouring for the female shape. We stock brands such as Berghaus, Camelbak, The North Face, Vango and Gregory and handpick the best packs from each range.
If you're looking for a rucksack think about what you need from the pack and where you will be hiking or walking. If you're going to be walking in the rain look for a pack that comes with a rain cover, if you're walking in a hotter climate or in the summer look for a pack that has a ventilated back panel to provide better breathability.
Check out rucksacks with top loading access that usually come with an extendable lid pocket. These lids allow you to increase the capacity of your backpack meaning you can carry more kit! To prevent overbalancing look for compression side straps that will cinch the contents in and allow for easier walking.
For a more technical pack you may want an ice axe or walking pole holder whilst some of our packs come with a mesh stretch panel on the front to house a climbing helmet on scrambles.
Think about the fit of your pack. Some brands such as Gregory and The North Face have a fixed harness size which cannot be adjusted. Whereas brands like Vaude and Berghaus allow for back length adjustment. This is great because if you're in between sizes on one brand you can adjust the length and therefore the fit to suit you.
Our collection of reliable rucksacks includes authentic Berghaus and The North Face designs that offer practical, generous partitions and pockets, back support and stylish outline, to allow you to fully focus on your quest.
The North Face Womens Terra 55 is packed with features including padded hip belt, zip pocket for essentials, vertical air channel in back panel for cooling down and accessible large main storage compartment. Its cousin, The North Face Terra 65, is a very similar unisex pack, except for the additional 10 L capacity bonus. The Berghaus Womens Verden 60 Plus 10 offers 10 L capacity on top of its standard 60L by simply expanding the straps, rain cover, bottle pockets, walking pole attachment, adjustable sliding harness and chest strap and a plethora of compartments and pockets.
Men have a broad selection of rucksacks to choose from, as well. The Berghaus Verden 45 Plus 8 is designed for a smaller pack load, with its 45 L capacity in main compartment and an additional 8 L in its side expansion pockets. The rain cover, hydration compatibility and separate base compartment comes as standard. Berghaus' Bioflex Light 65 is lighter than the Bioflex 60 Plus 15 model, while the unisex Torridon 65 features an intuitive ladder locking, adjustable system and is ideal for award scheme use.
The Berghaus Atlas, Vulcan and Crusader bergan bags will carry a load of around 100 kg and are suitable for both men and women. The Atlas II and Vulcan II convert into a daysack, while the Crusader 90 Plus 20 integrates the MMPs pockets system for modular packing.