Bergaus Arete 45 Rucksac

The Arete 45 is a cracking rucksac made by Bergaus. Although it seems to be marketed towards the climbing community, I like it because it’s very simple, yet oddly good. It’s also cheap, bulletproof and has a decent length back for tall sods like myself.


It has lots of, eh, ‘bits’ on the back designed for attaching climbing gear, but which I find excellent for stringing to all manner of fishing paraphernalia. I think as a purely loch fishing day pack, the 35 litre version might be better. But for an overnight stay, the 45 is excellent. I convinced a good pal of mine to buy this bag, and he also likes it a lot. His has orange bits though, which is unfair.


This bag also comes highly recommended for winter hillwalking when one needs to carry a few extras like crampons and warm clothes. Again, it could be argued thay the 35 litre version is more sensible if you’re not carrying ropes, but I personally like the versatility of the larger pack. Besides, they come with compression straps so it’s easy enough to tighten them up.

More reviews over at Backpacking Lite and Outdoorsmagic.

Buy one online (don’t pay more than £45), or instore at Tiso like I did.


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