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Trad 35L Backpack
The Ortovox Trad 35L Backpack is lightweight among climbing backpacks to keep you mobile as you explore rock in remote areas. The pack weighs in at under two pounds, but you can shed even more weight by removing the flexible aluminum frame and the padded hipbelt. Its gear loops accommodate your ice axes and trekking poles while the compression straps secure your load or hold your skis and rope. The main compartment is accessed by the circumferential zipper for rapid access to your gear or through the top loading lid. And in an emergency, the Trad is equipped with both a Recco reflector and SAR1 system to help you be located more quickly.
- Climbing backpack for convenience and safety in the backcountry
- Ripstop fabric holds up to the rigors of travel on the rocks
- Gear loops accommodate your trekking poles and ice axes with ease
- Compression straps secure your load or carry your skis or rope
- Recco reflector and SAR1 system helps you to be quickly located
- Flexible aluminum frame and hipbelt are removable to reduce weight
- Circumferential zipper allows rapid access to the packs contents
- Backpack is hydration compatible for refreshment on your climbs
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- Q & A
Simple and Durable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this back last spring for adventuring around the Front Range of Colorado. I was climbing 4-5 days a week outside in Eldo, RMNP, and Vedauwoo and this pack was my go-to grab. The material is durable and the pack itself is a simple large pocket with a small inside pocket for valuables and a brain. The larger compartment has two access point: a top drawstring top and a large side zipper on the side for when your are unloading your rack at the crag.
The pack has just the right amount of features: two straps on each side to secure your rope under the brain, a spot for ice axes, and I love the piece of mind the RECCO adds when I am deep in the alpine.
This is not my main pack anymore for a few reasons, the biggest being it is just a little too small. 35L is great for a fast and light alpine mission, but way too small for carrying a double rack, rope, and snacks for a day of cragging. If you need a pack for light missions or like having a bag on longer multi-pitches this is a great option (especially with the RECCO reflector).
I also don't love how the pack's brain is connected to the draw string which means access the top is a challenge if the brain is full of things.
Overall, it is a great pack and super durable, if just a bit small.