Multi-Pitch 20L Backpack
The Mountain Hardwear Multi-Pitch 20L Backpack is durable and streamlined for your single-day, multi-pitch climbs. With thoughtful pockets and interior gear loops, organizing your layers, snacks, and gear is a breeze. For your approaches, the top rope carry strap secures your rope and the stowable stretch-mesh side pocket holds your shoes or water bottle for easy access. As you make your way up the multi-pitch climb, the dual haul points and tuck-away shoulder straps allow you to easily haul the pack and secure it at the anchors while its highly durable face fabric withstands the abrasions from the rocks.
- Durable and streamlined pack for single-day multi-pitch climbs
- 20L accommodates your most essential gear without unnecessary bulk
- Ultra-durable face fabric withstands abrasions from the rocks
- Dual haul points and tuck-away shoulder straps allow easy hauling
- Rope carry top strap simplifies carrying on your longer approaches
- Stowable stretch-mesh pocket holds bottles or shoes on the approach
- Internal gear loops allow additional racking and added organization
- Pack is hydration compatible for quick and easy on-wall refreshment
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- Q & A
Weird Side Pocket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I like this pack! I have been using this pack as a gym/work bag. It was a little odd at first that it tapers off at the bottom, but I have gotten used to it over time. It fits everything that I need, and I liked the material it feels very sturdy. I also like the front pocket for all of my valuables so that I have easy access.
The only thing I don't love is the side pocket. Ther material is thin and stretchy. When I put my water bottle in it, I am worried that it isn't going to hold it, but might come unhooked. I also don't like the design for tucking the pocket away. Every time I try to unhook it and tuck it away, it seems to fall out and dangle, AWKWARD when you don't realize it.
BUT, all in all, I like the pack, and I am excited to put it through some more strenuous activities.
Just the essentials
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I like it better than the petzl bug. You have to be mindful of the way you pack your gear smaller stuff in the bottom then load your rack in. The rope carry in the outside is handy and the added pocket is nice. It relies a lot on material tension to close systems though, meaning the side pocket is fixed by threading the material tabs through and pulling the edge back, I wonder how long until this will fatigue out. I would have liked the shell the be a cordura fabric instead of cotton with DWR. Eventually the DWR is going to come off and you will have to reapply in hopes that it doesn’t suck up water. The inside is coated in a kind of plastic; if you have any old bags you know eventually this will wear out. I like the pack design but there are typical problems it’s uncomfortable to wear on the approach, but it’s great on the climb that is normal for a climbing pack it’s great to climb in and anchors in easily at belay stations. It’s fits my 16 in spine, not sure why they didn’t size the crag wagon small enough for me. It would be nice if there was a way to attach a helmet to the outside and I added a quick draw on a side loop to make sure my rope didn’t fall out of the carry system. Disappointed to see a video with a dude bro designer that doesn’t look like he has many years of climbing to back his design choices or know what my needs as a smaller woman climber would be. Overall I’m satisfied with the purchase but throwing back material to cotton seems a bit ridiculous.