I was recently offered the chance to review a rucksack from Trespass, the outdoor clothing company, and so took the opportunity to try one out during our recent trip to the Brecon Beacons.

I chose a 33 litre bag as I needed to trade up from my small Berghaus pack. My 25l daypack has done me proud over the last couple of years, however in the past both me and Luke would’ve had a rucksack each. These days Luke has the baby carrier to deal with and so I have to carry just about everything we need. Although we don’t go out for as long as we used to, having Finn means that we need to take a whole lot more stuff with us.

The Trek 33 is a traditional style rucksack, having a large main compartment and two side pockets. It also has room for extras, like a roll mat and walking poles, plus compression straps to keep everything secure. It also comes with it’s own rain cover, which although not needed this time, is always very handy when walking in the UK.


Walking towards the summits of Corn Du (foreground) and Pen y Fan proved a good place to test the rucksack


Modelling my very comfortable rucksack at the start of the walk

I liked the fact that the rucksack had both padded back support, hip belt and shoulder straps. I wanted a unisex bag that both of us could use, although I often find that the straps are too wide for me. These, however, were very comfortable and easily adjustable. It was just the right size for a family day hike and had enough space for everything we needed, including safety equipment. It will also fit both me and Luke easily and comfortably, despite our rather large difference in size.

Safety equipment for a day hike

The rucksack was the right size to fit everything we needed for a day hike


All in all I was very impressed, and am looking forward to trying it out again at the weekend.

Disclosure: I was offered this rucksack in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.



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