Hiking Packs

Adventure with the best hiking packs at Mountain Designs. Shop durable & practical hiking packs from Deuter, Fjällräven & Mountain Designs online today.

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Travel & Explore With Quality Hiking Packs From Mountain Designs

Explore the outdoors with confidence with the right hiking pack from Mountain Designs. Our hiking packs are built to handle all kinds of trekking adventures - even those in extreme conditions where reliance on your gear is paramount and the only way forward is to carry everything with you. At Mountain Designs you can find a great selection of hiking packs to cater for all outdoor adventures. Two of the most fundamental requirements of technical hiking packs are strength and comfort. These elements drive the selection of the alloys, fabrics and foams found in Mountain Designs hiking packs, so you end up carrying one of the toughest, most reliable packs in the world. Discover comfortable, durable and lightweight hiking packs from brands like Deuter and Fjällräven, as well as our own Mountain Designs creations.


Discover Hiking Packs With A Huge Range Of Features & Benefits

Explore in comfort with durable hiking packs that are designed to go the distance. Here are just a few of the notable features you can find in the range:

  • Hydration Compatible: Staying refreshed and healthy is an important consideration when you're heading off the beaten track. Explore a great range of hiking packs complete with internal hydration bladder sleeves to make it easy to stay hydrated.
  • DWR Finishes & Rain Covers: Ensure your gear stays free from damp with hiking packs that include rain covers or utilise DWR finishes. DWR stands for Durable Water Repellent, and is the coating applied to fabrics to create a water-resistant finish.
  • Bulk Minimisation: Keep everything neat and compact with handy compression straps that minimise the bulk of your filled hiking pack.
  • Adjustable Weight Distribution: Ensure you stay comfortable with great features like adjustable padded shoulder straps and hip belts to improve the weight distribution of your hiking pack.
  • Easy to Pack Designs: With multiple zippered storage pockets, top or side loading designs and zippers at the base, you can make sure your essential hiking gear is always easily accessible.
  • Durable Fabrics & Construction: The best hiking backpacks are constructed from heavy-duty ripstop fabrics so they don't easily rip or tear. Reinforced stitching and durable zips and buckles will also give your pack longevity of use.

Hiking Packs FAQs

How to pack a hiking pack?

It takes some practice and sometimes many trips to figure out the best way to fill your hiking pack. The basic idea is to pack items by weight and ease of access, for example:

  • Place large, soft items like sleeping bags and sleeping mats at the base.
  • Put heavy items towards the back including tent poles and cooking equipment.
  • Bulky items such as tent body and food towards the front.
  • Easy access items at the top - think first aid gear or additional clothing layers

Check out our guide on how to fill a pack for more tips on how to keep your pack comfortable - including a handy diagram showing how to fill a hiking backpack and ideas on what to pack for hiking!


What size hiking pack do I need?

The best rule of thumb when it comes to hiking packs is to choose the smallest size you can get away with- removing the temptation to pack unnecessary gear that can weigh you down. Anywhere between 50L to 80L will suit just about any adventure. You can also opt for a larger hiking pack and place a smaller, collapsible day pack inside it. Once you've gotten your gear to base camp you can swap to the small pack for your day trips and treks.


How heavy should a hiking pack be?

Loaded hiking packs should not weigh more than around 20% of your body weight. This means you also need to consider the weight of the hiking pack itself. A quality hiking pack from Mountain Designs will strike a balance between durability, strength, and being lightweight. You can also explore ultralight hiking pack designs that help you maximise the amount of gear you take on your trips.


Shop Hiking Packs & Bags For Every Adventure At Mountain Designs

Find some of the best hiking packs and backpacks to suit every outdoor adventure at Mountain Designs. If you're after other options for transporting your camping and hiking gear, our extensive selection of packs & bags has all your needs covered. Discover day packs, hydration packs & reservoirs, duffle bags, travel packs and more from Mountain Designs. If you need guidance buying the best hiking pack for your needs, check out our handy choosing a hiking pack article! Shop hiking packs online and enjoy the convenience of home delivery for your order. With the Mountain Designs Alliance Club you can also benefit from exclusive discounted Club prices, sign-up vouchers and other fabulous member benefits, so make sure you sign up today!

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