Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 Litre Review

The Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 Litre has to be one of the bargains of the hiking world.

Product Details:The Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 Litre features a size specific padded back panel with contoured shoulder straps which ensure high levels of comfort throughout your trek. Perfectly suited to the entry level backpacker, this versatile piece is the ideal rucksack for your every need.

Features: Ergonomic Back Fit – designed for superb comfort when fully loaded. 2 Main Compartments – easy access to contents in each compartment Bellows Side Pockets – expand from main bag if required
External Gear Loops – great for attaching extra gear outside the rucksack
Size specific padded back panel – Padded adjustable waist belt – Adjustable chest strap – Zippered pocket on hood – Walking pole holders – 2 side zippered pockets
Specifications: Volume: 65 litre – Material: P600D Polyester
Size: W 32 x D 23 x H 75 cm – Weight: 1.6kg – Colours: Black – Olive – Lifetime Guarantee – Volume: 65 litre.

Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 Litre Review

If your looking for a rucksack for your first expedition or long hike, or perhaps a Duke of Edinburgh award, you won’t go far wrong with the Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65.

Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65It’s tall and slim, rather than wide and chunky which allows the rucksack to sit and cling better to your back. There are adjustable straps to set to your height for the best comfort fit. Inside are 2 rods that keep the rigidity of the rucksack in shape but can easily be removed from their Velco secured compartment if needed.

With a 65 litre capacity, it’s plenty big enough for your first long adventure. There are other pockets away from the main compartment which are useful for maps, keys, drinks and other quick access essentials.

You can attach a hydration pack inside the main compartment which is useful on hot and dry treks and the Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 itself it made of strong polyester material and, although not waterproof, it will resist showers. You can easily find a waterproof cover to fit this 65l rucksack quite easily and cheaply.

Also included are walking pole holders and an adjustable chest strap also included.

Gelert have done a good job here in offering a sturdy, well built, roomy large rucksack and it’s perfect for an entry level rucksack. Although, don’t be put off by that statement…there are rucksacks costing 3 times the amount of the Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 and are not as good quality.

The colour looks grey on the photo;s and description, but it’s more of a light khaki colour.

We give this rucksack a 4.4 out of 5. We wish it could have been waterproof and include a raincover, but for the price it’s a humdinger of a rucksack!

See more of the Gelert Explorer Rucksack 65 HERE.

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