What’s in your summer rucksack?
Britain might be in the middle of a heatwave (at least, in some areas) but there are still some kit must-haves and essentials if you plan to be out in the hills and mountains this summer.
With this in mind, and to encourage lovers of the great outdoors to be ready for whatever the trail might throw at them this summer, British Endurance Accessories manufacturer Sealskinz is asking “What’s in the Bag?”.
Sealskinz wants to know the things that go into your summer pack that you just can’t do without and the things that you hope you won’t need but are must-pack items.
To get the ball rolling, Sealskinz have asked their ambassadors, including charity fundraiser Mark Hughes and outdoor enthusiasts Sarah Morton and Laraine Wyn-Jones, to share what’s in their bags.
David Richards, head of marketing at Sealskinz, said: “We’ve got a great team of brand ambassadors at Sealskinz, who are experts in their field. They’re sharing the contents of their summer packs on our website and on social media so that anyone who’s heading outdoors can benefit from their experience.
“We also know there are loads of great hints and tips out there that we can all benefit from, so we’re offering weekly prizes on social media for pictures of the best summer packs with the most innovative ideas.”
Entrants can choose to:
- Tweet their pictures to @sealskinz with #sealskinzinthebag,
- Tag @sealskinzinsta in their Instagram pictures with the #sealskinzinthebag
- Post their packs with explanations of the contents to www.facebook.com/sealskinzfanz
Check out the Sealskinz ambassadors packs at www.sealskinz.com and socially @sealskinz
Sarah’s summer pack
A mix of sport and trad climbing gear and ropes
Chalk and chalk bag
Patagonia rain shell
20L Sealskinz Drysack for spare kit
Other bits and pieces including along a climbing guide book (currently 7a Max Scottish Sport), Breo sunglasses and watch, a Sealskinz cable beanie, Sealskinz Fairfield gloves and a Swiss army knife.
8L Sealskinz Drysack for storing even more extra little bits, such as boiled wool mittens, a head torch and spare hat. If I’m going somewhere remote, I’ll also carry a storm shelter in here too.
Laraine’s summer pack
Sealskinz waterproof beanie
Montane waterproof jacket
Sealskinz Fairfield gloves
First aid kit
Chorizo and Babybel snacks
Mark’s summer pack
Magnified Viewer (To identify land points at a distance)
Hex cooking stove
Hex Blocks for fuel
20m Para cord
Large dry bag : To go inside Bergen
Small dry dag (for a full set of dry clothes)
Survival shelter, bag and blanket
Small Dry Pouch (for money and mobile phone)
First Aid kit
All carried in a Karrimor SF Sabre 80-130 Bergen rucksack.