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Black Diamond Creek 35L Backpack


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    Cavernous storage for cragging.

    Taking design cues from Big Wall haul bags, the Black Diamond Creek 35 Backpack effortlessly swallows all of your cragging gear within its top-loading design, complete with a full-length side zipper (medium/large only) for convenient access to internal items. This haul-style bag stands upright, lending itself to easy loading and unloading. Burly construction ensures longevity while the waterproof TPU coating keeps internal items nice and dry.

    The tuck-away rope strap secures your cord en route to your favorite crag, and the stowable rain hood even doubles as a helmet holder. Inside the pack, you'll find multiple organizer pockets for stashing away your phone, wallet, keys, and other small necessities. The zippered front-flap provides a handy space for storing your lunch, spare footwear, and extra layers, all without having to unload the pack's entire contents just to retrieve them. Other carry-friendly features include a thermoformed back panel, thickly padded shoulder straps, as well as a dual-density hip belt for evenly distributing heavy loads.

    • Waterproof TPU coating
    • Haul-style bag stands upright
    • Top-loading design with drawcord skirt
    • Full-length side zipper (medium/large only)
    • Large main compartment with internal organizer pockets
    • Tuck-away rope strap & stowable rain hood (doubles as helmet holder)
    • Zippered front-flap compartment
    • Thermoformed back panel
    • Padded shoulder straps, dual-density hip belt
    • Item #BLD00IG

    Tech Specs

    1200D polyester, TPU coating
    [small/medium] 33L (2014cu in), [medium/large] 35L (2136cu in)
    thermoformed back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, dual-density foam
    top-loading design with drawcord skirt, full-length side zipper (medium/large only)
    1 large main compartment, 1 zippered front flap, [internal] organizer pockets
    Helmet Carry
    yes, stowable rain hood double as helmet holder
    Rain Cover
    yes, stowable rain hood
    Claimed Weight
    3lb 11oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Bomber Crag Pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this pack for a year and use it for day cragging 3-6x/month.
    The 35L size is perfect for a 9.4 70m rope, single rack/draws, harness, water, snacks and couple crag beers. If I have more gear its easy to sling and strap the rope on top. The rain hood has come in handy a couple times and its nice not to lug around a separate cover.
    There are daisy chain like loops on the back that I weaved some elastic cord through allowing me to slip my Chacos on the outside. The exterior material and zippers are bombproof; the side access to the bottom of the pack is super convenient. The haul straps(2) on the top of the bag make it trustworthy when crossing a tyrolean, though I can't speak to its quality for big wall hauling. The front zip pocket organizer is efficient and gives me access to smaller items quickly(see photo).

    My only complaints are structural; this is not the most comfortable pack and I prefer not to use it for approaches over an hour. I wouldn't buy one larger than the 35L because of the comfort threshold. After 10 months of use one of the plastic interior strap attachments has started squeaking. It may not sound like a big deal, but its irritating and I've had climbing partners complain of the noise.
    Overall awesome pack, would purchase again. 4/5 stars because next time I'd like to buy from a more established pack company ISO more comfortable straps that won't make noises over time.

    Bomber Crag Pack

    New favorite crag pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought this for a trip to Red Rock. I was taking a friend that’s new to climbing and a bit older out, so I wanted to carry everything except her personal gear to make life easier on her. It took me awhile to decide on the 35l vs 50l and I’m glad I went with the 35l. Any bigger and the pack would likely be too heavy! I stuffed a half gallon water, double trad rack, anchor gear, light jacket, first aide kit, food, helmet, and strapped the rope on top. It was heavy, but carried the load well. I did a lot of scrambling and the weight didn’t shift, and it’s pretty damn comfy.

    The materiel is burly and this pack has great pockets for organization. I really liked the way the pack stands up so easily. It makes loading/unloading a breeze, especially with the full length zipper. (It’s a double ended zipper so you can access things at the bottom without dumping stuff from the top)

    One Tough Beast

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've tried a number of packs, but this has been my favorite cragging pack. I often have extra gear and end up carrying the rope, but the 35L has plenty room to keep it all inside, along with a first aid kit and my wife's gear. It's done fine being dragged along sandstone and tossed for rappels.

    Favorite Climbing Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Hands down my favorite pack for climbing. The support and fit isn't as comfortable as my granite gear pack, but for climbing you really cant beat the creek bag. I love that the pack is made to stand up like a bucket, It makes loading and unloading gear so much easier. The draw string at the top is nice and the zipper down the side makes it easy to really open the bag up or get to the bottom of the pack without unloading everything. The built in rain fly is easy to use and the front pocket does a nice job storing all the small stuff. It works well (not great, but does the job) with hydration packs and the outside seems very durable. Would definitely buy this pack again if I was in the market.

    psyched on the creek!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    BD's Creek packs are durable and convenient. The 20 is probably best used as an on route or as a gym bag - it is constructed pretty similarly to the 35 and the 50, but the larger sizes offer a more robust weight distribution system, as well as enough space to fit cragging essentials.
    I tend to like top loading backpacks best in most scenarios, but I think that they are genuinely the most convenient option for lugging gear around/cragging. Both the Creek 35 and 50 offer ample space for a rope, gear, shoes, water, snacks, and all the other nifty things that end up taking space.
    In terms of purpose, I think durability is this bag's raison d'etre. The Creek's haul bag style material is super tough, and I appreciate that the pack borrows a lot of features from BD's line of dedicated haul bags. The pack stands/balances easily, and, with a zipper running the length of the pack, loading/unloading gear is an efficient - and perhaps more organized - process.
    The Creek pack's straps/hip belt distribute weight really well, and I think that the suspension system that BD chose for the bag sets the Creek series apart from the rest of the haul bags that they produce.
    I haven't used the Creek pack for much more than cragging, and I am not sure that it is all that versatile - I think that it is pretty specialized. That said, the Creek pack is fantastic at what it does best.