Montane Yupik 50: First Look

As I’ll be walking the South Downs Way in one month’s time and, having learned a few lessons along The Ridgeway last year, I’ve acted upon the decision to downsize from a 65 litre rucksack.

I’ve purchased the Montane Yupik 50 – a 50 litre pack that I’d been coveting for a while. In this post, I’ll share my initial thoughts with an overview. Prior to the purchase, I could find very little information available online.

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Lowe Alpine Aeon 27

it’s been more than a month now, since I purchased the Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 backpack. Some may say I have too many backpacks (and, this may be true…) but I was keen on this purchase due to its low weight and I saw it as an ideal accessory for summer hiking when I may not need all of those extra thermal layers.

One month on, I’d like to share my impressions so far.

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A Lighter Lunch Box

It’s been about a year since I purchased my current day-hiking backpack, the Osprey Manta AG 28 and, quite recently, I’ve been having thoughts about whether I might actually require something larger.

Somehow, I persuaded myself that 30lt was big enough, twelve-months ago and, in an effort to reaffirm my believe, I’ve been looking at ways to reduce and minimise the essential load I currently carry.

So, before driving off to Snowdonia, I purchased a SIGG Metal Box Plus S aluminium food container.

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