A functional, streamlined pack for casual cragging days.
- Wide-opening design gives you easy access to all your gear
- Padded shoulder straps to get you from the car to the crag; shoulder straps tuck out of the way when not needed
- Framesheet and padded back panel support your gear on the hike in
- Duffel-style handles for easy transport from route to route
- An internal zip pocket stashes your keys and wallet for the day
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Fits a ton of gear. Seems to stand up to the elements well. Comes with a decent sized tarp for your rope that folds out of the bag. I love that it is both a duffel and a backpack because its easy to find what you need instead of having to dig through a deep backpack.
I really appreciated previous reviews and glad that I purchased this rope bag. It works great for 9.8mm x 70m rope with extra gear (harness, helmet, shoes, water bottle, food, clothes) for individuals that I am guiding. I have only used it a couple of times, but the quality and durability seem bomber.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
A good and cheap cragging daypack. Fits 70m 9.8mm lead rope stacked in a tarp, 2 sets of cams .4" to 4", set of nuts and nut tool, harness, climbing shoes, various draws, slings and binners, insulated vest or jacket, headlamp and guidebook. I hang my helmet on duffel handles and let my climbing partner to carry my water, snacks and sunscreen.
After a season of intensive use there are initial sings of wear. Think it should last for at least three seasons.
Great Crag bag! I can fit my 60m rope, 2 harnesses and 2 sets of shoes, 20' of static rope, 30 m of webbing, various slings, an assortment of carabiners, belay devices, etc.
Has a rope tart that is a good size. Comfortable straps.
pocket for wallet and keys.
Great crag pack to carry all of your gear.
I dont think I have ever had such a versatile bag. From weeklong business trips to carrying climbing gear to the crag, this is what I reach for. It has a semi stiff bottom that lets the bag "flop" open for easy access, and it carries well as a back pack because of that.
Everything about the bag screams quality from the highly reinforced handles, solidly sewn fabric and well made floor. I use this bag and know that it will be with me for a while to come.
This pack is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Very comfortable to haul through an airport or jump on a train with.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So close, BD. There is more than enough room for everything you could possibly need for cragging. Even with gear hanging out of the thing, it is more comfortable than I expected in spite of the unpadded waist belt and uninspiring frame sheet. The removable rope tarp is water resistant and is comfortably large enough to flake your rope on. Nice.
Most importantly it is tough. It has been through well over a year of scraping through rock, trees, thorns, and being chucked off 4th class sections. Against all odds, it is still in one piece. The zipper still functions and all appendages are still attached. There are really only a few pinholes in it to speak of.
The only problem is the internal pocket. It is blindingly frustrating. Stick in your wallet in the morning to find out at the end of the day they have migrated all the way to the bottom of the pack forcing you to peel the thing apart at your car and dump the contents. The internal pocket is so convenient it now only houses things I don't ever need (first aid).
One little external zippered pocket and this pack will earn that fifth star.
Update: I hate this bag. It will not die. 3 years of abuse and everything functions perfectly. Its like that annoying cousin who just will not leave you alone.
If you want a ridiculously tough no frills pack to throw all your climbing stuff in, this is it. If you like shiny new things, look elsewhere.
This bag holds everything you need for a solid day on the rocks. I have my 60 mm 10.2 rope, harness, shoes, 12 quick draws, extra carabiners and slings, and usually some lunch and a 32oz water bottle. The integrated rope tarp packs up tight or can be removed when you don't need it. Also the pack is really comfortable, even on long approaches
This thing is big. Holds my 70m rope, shoes, harness, chalk bag, 12 draws, and food. Rope tarp is a cool feature and the big side pocket on the interior is perfect for stashing things like car keys and my cellphone while I'm climbing. Bag lays flat both when put on the ground and in your crashpad on bouldering excursions. All around great bag.
This is a good pack for its intended use -- hauling your rope & rack to the crags or air travel with your climbing gear.
It holds my 60m 10.2mm rope, full trad rack, shoes & harness. If I carry my rope in a separate rope bag, it holds a full rack, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 harnesses & 2 helmets, plus a little room to spare for lunch, etc.
I like the full length zipper so it's easy to reach anything packed in the back. It has a full length inner pocket for guide book, wallet, windbreaker, hat/gloves, etc. The pack cloth material seems pretty durable. The framesheet prevents your climbing gear from poking you in the back.
The rope tarp is big enough to comfortably flake your rope and keep it clean -- not like some 3 ft by 3 ft tarps I've seen.
I also like how the shoulder straps and hipbelt pack away (for checked luggage, etc.)
I probably wouldn't take this pack on any approach that is steep or is more than a mile or two. It doesn't have any compression straps and the load doesn't necessarily carry close to your back, so on steep terrain it will shift your center of gravity more than a technical climbing pack.
Also, the hipbelt isn't padded and there's no chest strap, so long carries with heavy loads would be less than ideal. Finally, no outer pockets, or water bottle pockets, although you probably could hook up some internal hydration bladder, etc.
If you run out of room in this pack, it's not that easy to tie things to the top, etc.
Again, a great bag for hauling all your stuff to your next climbing project. Get something different if you're doing technical stuff with a pack or have long approaches.
I do a great deal of sport climbing and this pack is perfect for a day of cragging. The duffel feature of the pack allows for easy access to your gear. The pack itself is big enough to house a complete set of gear (rope, draws, harness, shoes, slings, webbing, etc) with room to spare. The pack sits perfectly and is very comortable to wear. I dont think it says this anywhere but the pack is also hydration compatible and comes with a removable rope tarp so you can take it out easily and use the pack on your daily trips to the gym. My only complaint about this pack is that the hip belt is not padded. Overall this is a 4 1/2 star pack that i would recommend to anyone who does daily or weekend trips to the crag.
Dairy Queen Wall, Joshua Tree NP
I've had this pack for a few months now and it's held up great going out climbing about 3 times a month. For me it fits 2 harness, a 60m rope, 1 pair of climbing shoes, guidebook, but doesn't have a lot of room to spare after that. Overall good pack if you're just looking for a very basic crag pack.
Does anyone know the dimensions of this bag? could you use it as a carry on?
Bag is 24"x10.5"x12" at its widest parts when full. American Airlines states max carry on as 22"x9"x14".
As for your second question, the bag is flexible, and as long as it wasn't completely filled with rigid items, I don't think you would have any trouble at all fitting it into an overhead bin. It wouldn't be any fun under the seat in front of you though.
Do you think that this bag will be able to fit a 70m rope and still have room for draws and other little stuff?
Something you may want to consider though is that a good rope bag can cost far less than this pack and will still have room for some extra draws and even shoes and a harness. If you're bring a bit more stuff or even looking to travel some distance, this bag isn't going to be as comfortable as other options, sizing considerations aside. I hope this helps!
Mine is currently holding a 10.2mmx60m rope, 14 cams, a set of nuts, 20+ quickdraws, anchor materials, the included rope tarp, one pair of shoes, a helmet and a harness without overstuffing.
It is the perfect size.
Overall it is a good pack for the crag. I like the other version that BD seemed to have discontinued better, it has a brain for storing your lunch and small non-climbing items, and then the full belly for the rope and your gear. It also was better designed for longer approaches. This version has a nice internal pocket though, and a larger internal volume to make up for it. The pack is comfortable for some of the local areas around me, but for anything scramble-y or long, I didn't like it as it was uncomfortable, the waist belt needed some beefing up.
Nothing fancy here, just a functional, duffel-style cragging pack - very light and functional. There's a long internal zip pocket for your keys and wallet, and the pack is suprisingly comfortable for how minimal the suspension is. One cool thing that BD doesn't advertise for some reason is that this pack includes a removable rope tarp that attaches with velcro on the inside. Makes a nice all-in-one rope bag and gear pack for quick crag sessions and short approaches.