Winter packs are usually larger than the average summer daysack, as they need the additional space to hold the bulkier kit that the cold weather demands. A capacity of around 45L will usually be enough for a day in the hills, and you should consider the size and accessibility of the buckles as you will likely have limited dexterity. For your safety and comfort, it's essential that the pack fits you correctly, with properly-adjusted hip and sternum straps to distribute and stabilise your load.
Visit us in-store for a free rucksack fitting with one of our experts, who will also help you choose the best pack for your winter adventures. Alternatively, if you already have a winter pack, read our guide to fitting it here.