The Whats and Hows of Backpacks

The Whats and Hows of Backpacks

There are a plethora of backpacks available to buy, but what should you choose?  The below infographic from REI takes you through the steps of picking a backpack and packing it.  There are lots of useful tips and advice to help you select the right backpack for you. What capacity backpack do I need? First …
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Lowe Alpine Airzone Backpacks

Lowe Alpine Airzone Backpacks

Lowe Alpine have launched their range of Airzone rucksacks exclusively with Cotswold Outdoor until February.  The Lowe Alpine Airzone Backpacks come in a range of colours and sizes from a 20 litre pack that would be perfect for the commute or short hikes, to a large 45 +10 litre pack which gives you that extra …
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Backpacking Gear List

When you’re backpacking what gear should you take with you?  This is a question we’ve been asked a few times so we’ve put together the ProCamping essential backpacking gear list! This list covers the “essentials” but should only be used as a guide.  Depending on the time of year, the duration and terrain of your …
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How to Clean a CamelBak

How to Clean a CamelBak

If you use a CamelBak while camping or adventuring you need to make sure you clean it properly after every use.  This is especially true if you fill the CamelBak with something other than water. Tip 1 – Only fill your reservoir with water, if you use energy drinks, protein or supplements its likely to …
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CamelBak Mule 2012

CamelBak Mule 2012

The CamelBak Mule (2012 edition) could be the perfect activity bag.  CamelBak’s are of course known for their water bladder and pipe system making it easy to drink on the go without having to stop, unpack and repack your bag.  The Mule has a 3 litre bladder with all the features you would expect from …
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The North Face Base Camp Free Fall Backpack

The North Face Base Camp Free Fall Backpack

The North Face Base Camp Free Fall makes the perfect day bag.  It will fit a 15” laptop, though if you’re out camping we really suggest you leave the laptop at home!  North Face describe it as being built in bombproof Base Camp Duffel material which makes it super strong. The backpack has a wide …
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Osprey Kestrel 68 Rucksack

Osprey Kestrel 68 Rucksack

The Osprey Kestrel 68 Rucksack is the largest in their Kestrel range.  As the name suggests this is a 68 litre Backpack which Osprey describes as from their multi use range.  There are many features to the Kestrel 68 Rucksack, best shown in the below video, but the most unique part of this rucksack is …
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Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry Bags

Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry Bags

Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry Bags are great all round kit bags.  The Wet & Dry Bags are available in 4 size options, 40 Litres, 70 Litres, 100 Litres and 140 Litres. They are made from a strong tarpaulin waterproof fabric augmented with an strong 1000 denier nylon base.  The 100 and 140 Litre Bags …
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