Bushwalking Packs

Bushwalking Packs

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The Wilderness Shop, 969 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria 3128, AUSTRALIA. Ph: (03) 9898 3742

The Wilderness Shop has the best range of packs to meet all your needs. Brands include Mont, Lowe Alpine, Wilderness  Equipment and Deuter. From a weekend away to three weeks in South West Tasmania, to a two month mountaineering expedition, our wide range of brands ensures that you will find a harness systems that fits you and a pack with the features to fit your gear.

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Freycinet at Wheelers Hut

WE Freycinet
WE Harness
WE Harness 2
Syncro-Form Waistbelt
The clever pivoting design adjusts anywhere from mens (top)
to womens (bottom), because everyone is different!

The Freycinet pack has been updated from the original WE Discovery 2 pack to include some great new features. Its Synchro-FORM harness is superb for hauling large loads with comfort. The lid is removable and converts into a bum bag for those shorter side-trips.
A lot of packs these days have loads of features that you don’t actually need, straps and pockets that are never used. The Freycinet only has features that you will need. It is a dual compartment pack, with direct zip access to the bottom of the pack. There is a dividing shelf between the compartments, which can be dropped down and made into a single compartment pack. Even when the divider is in use, long  thin gear can be stored down the full length of the pack at either side of the shelf.
There are two very useful smaller pockets on the outside, one in the lid and one on the front. The front pocket is a simple flap and buckle design making opening it very easy.
The harness has pivoting hip belts, which adjust perfectly to the shape and movement of your hips. Whether you are tall or short, have wide or narrow hips, they will move with your body, not stay rigid, which helps to make carrying large loads a lot more comfortable. The straps all around are nice thick webbing, which means that there is no slippage.

Download The Wilderness Shop’s Bushwalking Packs Brochure for more info.


Lowe Alpine
Airzone Centro

Lowe Alpine Airzone Centro

I recently bought a Lowe Alpine Airzone Centro daypack just before going on a hiking holiday in Lamington National Park in Queensland. I chose the Airzone Centro pack because of it’s padded lightweight hipbelt, adjustable back length and breathable harness. I found the pack comfortable and well-balanced to carry. The adjustable top-lid and side straps allow the pack load to be closely cinched in, which helps with the pack balance and also reduces the pack size when there is less stuff in it. I also liked the extra features, such as the built-in whistle on the sternum strap (handy for getting people’s attention!) and the side pockets for water bottles (which were useful for storing my camera for easy access while walking). The dedicated map pocket was handy, and the side-zip entry made it easy to find things in the pack. Like most new daypacks, this one also had a sleeve for my hydration system water bladder. It’s a good daypack for everyday use, travelling or bushwalking, and I’d especially recommend it for hot conditions as the Airzone system keeps the pack off your back and prevents sweating.

Mont Backcountry

Mont Backcountry


The Backcountry is a traditional, hardwearing fully featured dual compartment canvas bushwalking pack. Incorporating the Mont Moto Active� harness, the Backcountry offers great carrying comfort for expedition size loads.
New Moto-Active harness directly loads the hipbelt; Reinforced base made from High tenacity nylon; Made from 8.8 ounce corespun canvas; New hip belt design greatly improves comfort and carry; Improved access to lower compartment; Large lid pocket with easy zip access; Wand pockets; Accessory webbing on base and lid
Side compression straps

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Lowe Cerro Torre

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Cerro Torre

 A classic Lowe Alpine walking & trekking pack. It has gained it’s reputation by serving people in extreme situations all over the world. This new model is lighter but with increased functionality.
Key Features and Benefits:
TFX 10 back system for maximum load carrying comfort; Patented AdapativeFit hipbelt for personalised comfort; Front entry system gives wide access to the contents; Strong lash points allow you to add items to the outside of the pack.


Deuter SL_womens fit

Deuter SL

The initials SL stands for SLim Line and are designed to fit the smaller person. Hip belts and shoulder straps are both shorter and narrower in order to give a perfect anatomic fit. In 2006 the first steps were made to develope a comprehensive women’s collection, the new SL-Women’s Fit series. Deuter has now applied its dedicated SL fit features to a wide range of specialist packs.

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Exped Lightning

Exped Lightning


Ultralight top-loader with roll-top closure. Easy access and good weather protection. T-Rex suspension system: ingenious quick adjust and comfortable suspension system. Minimal body contact points for excellent ventilation.Perfect load transfer via central aluminum stave anchored to the hip belt. Stretch fabric pockets (on pack and hip belt). Combined full body side and front compression system. Roll-top closure combined with minimal seam design enhances weather protection. Women's models with shorter hip belt and shoulder straps. Trekking pole loops. External access to inner pocket, doubles as exit port for hydration tubes. Hydration system compatible.

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The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and xc skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30  years. Many customers from Blackburn, Nunawading, Mitcham, Doncaster,  Mont Albert, Balwyn, Forest Hill, Burwood, Canterbury, Surrey Hills,  Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Glen Iris, Vermont, Bulleen, Templestowe,  Donvale, Ringwood, Bayswater, Boronia, Wantirna, Glan Waverley, Mount  Waverley, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Eltham, Lower Plenty, Melbourne East  Suburbs, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, have been supporting us for many  years. We feel sure you will do the same.!