A climbing daypack that adds a bit of organization.
- CoolWave suspension provides cushioning and ventilation along with a HardWave frame sheet to prevent pack-buckling on the approach
- Included pull-out tarp lets you unload everything without worrying about wet or muddy ropes
- Panel access makes organizing and getting to your kit a breeze
- An internal compression divider keeps all your heavy ropes and gear flush against your back for a manageable carry on dicey approaches
- One zippered interior compartment separates your chalk and shoe funk from the rest of your load
- One zippered mesh interior compartment holds your harnesses and keeps them from getting tangled in your ropes and webbing
- Large front daisy chain totes draws and hardware to the crag
- A large front pocket stores layers, food, and other gear
- Two ice axe loops secure you tools as you meander through the alpine
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I'm lookin for a pack I can use for a good...
I'm lookin for a pack I can use for a good crag pack but also a multi-day hiking pack. This pack looks effing incredible for the cragging part but would the design get in the way for hiking? thoughts?
My main concern for multi-day hiking isn't design, it's size. The smallest pack I've ever taken backpacking (for three days and two nights) was 55L, and this one's only 42L at most. You'll have to be packing quite light. That said, it's got good suspension and a solid waist band, so if you can fit all your crap in it, you should be ok.
Just about perfect
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is just about the perfect pack for spending a day at the crag.
There's pockets for everything, so it's super easy to stay organized while your friends look like they're setting up a flea market just to climb.
Gear loops on the inside are enough to hold my whole sport rack(consists of about 15 draws, several locking biners, webbing and belay devices)
My 60m 9.8 rope also tucks in neatly, and it supported by the compression panel, which keeps the weight of the rope from shifting around during the approach.
Other internal pockets hold shoes, chalk and harnesses.
Where I start running into problems, is after I've loaded it up with all the necessary gear. Since the shoes/chalk/harnesses sit on top of where the rope goes, the back of this pack sticks out quite a bit. This makes it quite difficult to get anything in/out of the 2 front zipper pockets. Small things like cell phones and wallets fit fine, but it's hard to shove a light sweater or rain jacket in there. Based on that, I would also guess that if I tried putting some sandwiches in there, they would be thoroughly smashed.
Despite the lack of utility in the front pockets, it does the job really well, and comfortably. I will definitely keep using this as my crag pack!
Bought this pack after watching the video and couldn't be happier. Fits everything i needed for a top roping weekend and then some. Internal and side compression straps really help maximise gear storage and the complete fold out design makes unpacking and organizing gear extremely easy. Side pockets just the right size for bottles (Gatorade) and waist belt sat perfectly for long approaches to the crag. Used the bungee straps to attach my helmet too. The off-set daisy design is a bit confusing though so haven't really used it all that much. Overall awesome pack!!
Good color, love that opens all the way makes gettig to everything easier.
Hardwear, Splitter 38 crag pack
I quick vid of the pack in action while rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece.
Love this bag for hitting the crag. I'm kind of a neat freak and the setup of this bag really fits my style. As said below the rope tarp is a bit to small for keeping your rope off the dirt, instead I lay my opened bag on the tarp allowing me to keep all my gear free of unwanted dirt.
I have loaded my bag with 15 QD's, 8 slings, 3 diffent sized cords, a set of nuts, 15 more carabiners, 10.2mm 60m rope in a metolious rope bag, nut tool, harness, shoes, chalk bag, lunch for 2, 2-3 water bottles, wallet, keys, phone, first aid kit, and tape. Have some room to spare and its still really comfy on my shoulders all loaded up for those long approaches.
This pack takes over my crag pack duties from the tried and true Metolius Crag Station. I decided to upgrade a bit mostly for the padded and ventilated suspension on this pack which keeps my back dry and my shoulders fresh when showing up at the wall. Takes a few more moments to pack than my Crag Station but in the end provides a better carrying experience overall. Been loving it for over a week now. Love the compact and well thought out organization.
this is a perfect pack not only for the crag but for mostly anything. a few things the medium/large version of this pack is 42 liters so its a bit bigger the compression strap in the inside works wonders when you need to keep your stuff close to your back (like when mountain biking or running. the bottom inside pocket is in a way hidden so that when you dont open the pack fully it cant really be seen or gotten into so if you need something from there you will need to open it more .the bottom of the pack fits a otter box 3000 or a half a gallon . the mesh pocket in the top fits lots of things its perfect for having things handy . the loops on the top that are design for quickdraws work very well for that purpuse or if you have a small carabiner you can even hang a hydration bladder to it and leave a little space in the zipper you can have the water hose hang to the front and hook it there so you can have it with you. the water bottle pockets are big enough for a 2 liter wide mouth water bottle and a skinny water bottle also feels secure but for extra saftey you can also add the compression strap to pass by the water bottle so it wont fall, the ice axe loops can hold an ice axe (duh) , sleeping bag if you tie it or put carabiners to it from a stuff sack , axe , or other tools. the secret pocket in the front works well for having notebook , flashlight , multi tool . the security pocket is not very big which is a disapointment but fits a htc hero and a apple classic 120gb in there comftably. and the hole pocket is very large and can fit lots of things like gloves and a lunch. the hip belt pockets are not as big as i would like , you can put a couple hand warmers there and a lighter and fit a hacky sack it also fit my kodak playsport camara
Picked this up from REI scratch and dent $50. I prefer it over the Arc'teryx Miura for the better organizational setup. I just took it out for a day packed w/ 60m rope, single-pitch trad and sport racks. + shoes, chalk, harness, lunch, 3 1L nalgenes, hydration bladder (in special pocket), personal effects (in special pocket) - sunglasses, wallet, keys, etc. Found that everything was EASY to access without dumping the contents of the pack. Also everything except helmet fit inside no problem. Plenty of room for everything you need for a day at the crag.
I found that the pack is a little short for my torso (I'm 5'11") - hip belt sits too high, so had to share some of the load on my shoulders. Even so, a 5 mile trek fully loaded was still a comfortable enough carry.
The beefy construction and many pockets adds some extra weight to this beast. I would not use as a substitute for regular backpack due to the boxy shape, lack of waterproof zippers, no top compartment. Strictly for climbing use. Also probably not great for peak assaults or mountaineering , etc. Included rope tarp is ok but rope management is easier to just throw in the 'ole rope bag if going to be moving from route to route.
Good sport crag pack
This is a well built pack and perfect for the sport crag. I ended up returning it because it just wasn't large enough for my entire trad rack also, but that was my fault.
Splitter pack video review
Erik from Mountain Hardwear reviews the features and details of the Splitter pack.
Is this pack big enough or designed to...
Is this pack big enough or designed to hold a 60m/70m rope?
Hey Sam. I've got a 9.7 70m and a 9.4 60m and both fit in this pack. Right around 40 liters is a good size for a crag pack! I hope this info helps!