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<p>1. Gelert Serenity rucksack</p>
<p>£29, tesco.com</p>
<p>Lightweight and snazzy, the Serenity rucksack is great for casual hikers. It has a 22l capacity, adjustable padded straps and an internal pocket to keep valuables.</p>

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