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The City of Rocks is a veritable buffet of routes and projects, and the Marmot Drakon 35 Backpack was built to haul your gear so you can gorge yourself on granite goodness. Ergonomic design and streamlined features give you a adventure-ready feel and quick access to your climbing gear.

  • Dynamic Flex suspension system provides rigidity for effective load transfer to your hips
  • Molded back panel adds contoured, ergonomic comfort
  • PE frame sheet is removable so you can adapt your pack to lighter loads
  • Padded waist-belt features 'biner sleeves to house your clips and is removable for light-and-fast summit bids
  • Zip-open top loader makes loading and unloading easy; duffel-style front zipper provides full access to main panel and lets you get to the gear you need when you need it
  • Integrated vertical rope carrying system totes your lifeline
  • Side compression straps let you adjust your pack's volume to meet different load sizes
  • Side water bottle pockets improve your water-carrying capacity
  • Dual ice axe loops help carry your technical gear

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Does this pack have a pocket on the inside...

Does this pack have a pocket on the inside of the lid?

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Hi Terran,

It has everything you asked for, and here's a link to probably the best video of the interior features of a pack from Marmot that I've ever seen. Hope it helps.

A reviewer said that this pack has haul...

A reviewer said that this pack has haul loops, however I dont see them. Is it possible they were on last year's model or something?

Look at the image of the back of the pack, you will see a haul loop.


Great pack

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Use it weekly as my gym bag. Holds everything you need, plus some. Outstanding on trails as the bottom of the pack slims down. Makes hiking/working with gear and equipment very easy as the pack doesn't get in the way. Outside clips do a good job of compressing the pack flat when you have minimal gear inside


Killer Climbing Pack

    I really, really love this pack. It’s practical, lightweight, extremely durable, and completely reliable. It’s a 35 liter pack, so it is on the small side for anything longer than overnighters, but it’s perfect for day hikes and climbing excursions. I used this as my go-to day pack during a 20-day climbing trip in Wyoming, and I never was never short on space. I could easily fit in all my gear, layers, food, and water, with plenty of space on top for extras (med-kit, guide books, extra food, etc.). What I really love about this pack is how simple it is. There are no bells or whistles on the Drakon, and that is exactly what you need when you’re climbing with a pack on. There are gear loops for ice axes, full-strength haul loops for big walling, and pretty much every other feature that a climber looks for in a pack. The pack is sturdy, water-proof, and extremely accessible. The vertical zipper makes it easy to get to the bottom without dumping out your pack, and the top zipper makes it easy to get to essentials (maps, headlamp, etc.) In fact, this pack is so versatile that I was able to successfully use it as a rigid splint for a broken leg in an EMT practice scenario. Bottom line: best day pack for climbers. Period.

    Killer Climbing Pack

    Was this picture taken at Foster Falls in Tennessee?


    love it

      This thing has enugh room for everything you need exept a rope. You can fit and extra days cloths in it but you can compress it very nicely.

      Would you be able to carry skis with this...

      Would you be able to carry skis with this pack? I know it's not listed but figured it might work anyway.

      Yes you can attach them A-frame style with the side compression straps.