Mountain Equipment have been raising the bar of mountaineering clothing for over five decades, and after nearly 15 years the Tupilak heralds their long-overdue return into the world of rucksacks. The wait was worth it – they’ve spent that time working out exactly what we need and want in a pack when in the mountains, and ensuring they deliver it perfectly.

Designed to be lightweight and versatile to accommodate climbers and mountaineers, the pack offers a simple design that is superbly functional and weather resistant.

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Tupilak 30+


Tupilak 37+


Tupilak 45+

  • 30L capacity
  • PACT 300 & 100 Fabric
  • Total weight: 730g
  • Stripped weight: 520g

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  • 37L capacity
  • PACT 300 & 100 Fabric
  • Total weight: 780g
  • Stripped weight: 570g

shop Tupilak 37 Pack

  • 45L capacity
  • PACT 300 & 100 Fabric
  • Total weight: 815g
  • Stripped weight: 600g

Tupilak 45 Backpack

Key Features

  • PACT fabric
  • Detachable components
  • Integrated cowl-lid closure with grappler buckle
  • Internal roll-top closure
  • Internal floating accessories pocket
  • Side compression straps with hammer head toggles (not supplied with 30L pack)
  • Dual ice axe toggles with integrated pick pocket
  • Daisy chain system
  • Supplied with shock cord system
  • Front and rear haul loops

PACT Fabric

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The custom-made PACT fabric utilises high-tenacity nylon 6.6 with a double rip-stop construction for excellent durability. It boasts a durable water repellent coating on the outside while an impermeable TPU inner coating offers further weather protection. This will help to ensure the pack doesn’t gain any extra water weight in wet conditions but also goes a long way in protecting the kit inside.

Detachable Components

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Each of the components of the bag i.e. compression straps, ice axe toggles and shock cord system are detachable, allowing you to take off what you don't need and leave on what you do. This is ideal for keeping weight to a minimum and reducing elements that could snag on trees and rocks.

Integrated Cowl Lid Closure

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In order to ensure extra protection from the elements there is an integrated cowl-lid that can be fastened with an easy to grab grappler buckle with ‘lobster tail’ and pincer design. This allows fail-safe locking with a single hand, perfect when wearing thick gloves or battling wintry weather conditions.

Internal Roll Top Closure

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The internal roll top closure will offer further protection from the elements but also helps to compress and stabilise the contents of your pack when you’re on the move.

Overall Verdict

This product is currently being put through its paces by our staff members, please check back soon to see a full review.

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About the Author:

Charlotte Fish - Outdoor Expert

Charlotte discovered her passion for the outdoors in her early teens and has never looked back since. Her pursuit of outdoor activities has taken her all over the world but she truly believes there is no place like home.