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Patagonia Crag Daddy Backpack 45L - 2746cu in


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    17 Reviews


    The big daddy Crag Daddy.

    The Crag Daddy Backpack is one of Patagonia's biggest climbing-specific packs for a whole lot of gear. With careful packing you can get climbing ropes, double racks, draws, food, layers, and more into the 45-liter Crag Daddy. A full-length center zipper opens the Crag Daddy's main compartment wide, so you can find your belay device underneath all the cams. For comfort, Patagonia added cushy and breathable Air Flow mesh at the back panel, waist belt, and shoulder straps.

    There's also a lightweight aluminum frame sheet to give support for heavy loads, and you can remove it for quick trips to the local crags. Large reinforced grab handles let you drag the Crag Daddy under routes quickly and easily, and the side compression straps accommodate extra climbing ropes. The Crag Daddy also features two stretch side pockets for water bottles, a zippered side pocket for climbing guides, and an internal stash pocket for your electronics and valuables.

    • Air Flow mesh back panel, waist belt, and shoulder straps
    • Removable frame sheet
    • Large reinforced grab handles
    • Duffel-style full-length center zipper
    • Two water bottle pockets
    • Zippered side pocket with organization
    • Internal stash pocket
    • Side compression straps double as rope strap
    • Item #PAT00P2

    Tech Specs

    [body] 100% nylon (50% recycled, 50% high tenacity) (630D), [bottom] 100% nylon Cordura Ballistic (940D)
    2868 cu in
    Air Flow mesh back panel, removable aluminum frame
    Shoulder Straps
    Air Flow mesh
    Waist Belt
    yes, Air Flow mesh
    full-length center
    1 zippered stash, 2 stretch side, 1 zippered side
    yes, 2 side straps
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Crag/Gym Pack

      I have been using this pack for a year and five months now, still in excellent shape. I can fit an astounding amount in this pack and still have room. Can fit two 60m ropes two pairs of shoes chalk bag, 12 draws and an ATC. Gear loops are great, diff compartments are great. The only feedback I would give about this bag is I LOVE the walk it zips down the middle and WISH that there was a rope tarp built in that unfurls once you open the bag. You can use the pack as a makeshift tarp but it is not large enough or long enough to really protect your rope from the elements outside of you do not have a tarp down.

      Great so far

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I like to bring all of my gear just to try out different placements on a variety of routes. I have a pretty good sized rack and this fits it all; I can even squeeze a #5 and #6 Camalot in there with all my other stuff, and a 60m rope on the outside. It's comfortable and stable even when full and I'm walking around at the top of a cliff. I had concerns about the plastic zipper but so far (in use for over a year now) it's still doing fine. Recommended

      Come through, Patagonia!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this bag to hold my rope/climbing gear, and it does all that and more! The quality is what I have come to expect from Patagonia, and I am certain that I will have this bag for years, if not decades to come. Thanks for a high quality product at a great price!

      I love this bag so much.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      It's the perfect size with the perfect amount of pockets. It cinches down if it's not quite full. Love the full zip. Backpack is comfy, waist-strap is helpful. It is my favorite bag I have ever bought (and I have a few!!!). Not only for climbing, but I also used it recently on a short, island vacay and again the size and full-zip were spot on. There is not a single thing I would change. It is my now go-to-everywhere bag. I love it I love it I love it.

      More than just a crag bag!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is the best pack I've ever had, and I've had a lot. It is perfect for every type of rock climbing outing (except of course for big wall climbing).

      The vertical center full zip allows you to access everything all at once. And the size is just perfect - fits a full set of cams, stoppers, nuts, a dozen quickdraws, extra biners, belay devices, slings, helmet, harness, chalk bag, 2 pairs of shoes, food, as well as two huge side pockets for water, extra food, whatever else you can fit really. I fit most of the stuff shown in the attached photo (excluding the sleeping bags, pads, extra rope, and haul bag).

      But the best feature is the rope attachment - it just easily cinches the rope from the top (if doing an alpine coil) and the side straps further cinches the rope to the sides at the perfect height. Where most packs you have to remove the rope from the top in order to access the rest of the pack, this allows you to keep the rope in place while accessing the rest of your gear. Plus, once you arrive at the crag, and get everything out of the bag that you need, the main compartment doubles as a fully enclosed rope bag ensuring your rope won't wonder off into the dirt.

      And last but not least, is the strap system. The padded shoulder strap and padded waist strap make for a comfort combination that is unparalleled and unseen in any other pack - super easy to get just right for on the go adjustments.

      I may purchase a 2nd one even though I don't necessarily need it. That's how good it is!!!

      More than just a crag bag!!!

      Awesome Pack

        I really like this pack, especially because of the duffel zipper and the large side pockets for water bottles, etc. My only complaint would be the lack of outer zipper pockets for the things you grab more often but don't want to fall out of the open side pockets. Still gets 5 stars though!

        Great basic pack for travel!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Since I was flying budget airlines, I needed a travel pack that would comply with airline measurements as a carry on and would fit enough stuff for me to be in Europe for 3 weeks. This backpack is very simple without too many bells and whistles, which is exactly what I needed. I am 5'5" and I got a S/M which was perfect for me.

        It contains a large, spacious compartment with a small inner pocket which is good for storing travel documents. There is an outer pocket with a zipper on the side with a small inner compartment with dividers where I conveniently kept my toothbrush and small items. There are 2 larger side open compartments where I stored a pair of shoes. There is a waist strap that buckles in for extra stability as well as an inner frame which is removable. I purposefully chose this pack because I didn't want to be overwhelmed with so many pockets, straps and zippers. It pretty much is a glorified duffle bag with shoulder straps and I loved using it for my trip!

        I didn't really test it out in the weather, but the fabric and the frame of the pack seem very sturdy, so I trust that it would be fine for most outdoor activities. I absolutely love Patagonia and I would highly recommend this product!

        Great basic pack for travel!

        Crag all day

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Best cragging pack ever. I can throw all my gear in there with no organization and everything fits with comfort. I usually end up attaching the rope on the top of that pack. It stays put and the clip that attaches it is easily adjustable. If the rope is not on top of the pack this strap is good to compress the pack if doesn't have that much stuff in it. Only wish that this pack had more outside pockets.

        Light weight and sturdy

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This backpack is great for a 2-4 wk trip. It fits all of your essentials and has several ropes and hooks from where you can hang stuff like shoes, bottled water, travel pillow, etc. It's very sturdy and water resistant. The handles are great for quickly grabbing the bag. Super recommended!

        Perfect Crag Pack

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Easy access and fits everything you need. One feature that stands out in a big way is the utility of the side pockets on the exterior. You can actually fit stuff in them while the bag is full.

        Good size, light weight

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Only used it a few times so far, it fits all youll need easily. 60m rope, draws, extra shoes, extra layers, helmet inside the main zip pocket. Could wars the helmet and squeeze a trad rack in. Side pockets hold two liters of water and shoes in the other.

        Only con is it uses lightish weight nylon, no draging this through the dirt carelessly.

        good size, comfy, pockets, easy access

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Exactly what I was looking for: one large zipper for easy access on top. I can stuff everything in I need to for a day at the crag. Room for water bottles on the outside. Additional zippered storage for snacks, etc. Also able to carry a rope on top if needed. Very comfy to carry. Good quality.

        The CRAG BAG

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Holds all you need for multi-pitch day: trad rack, nuts, cams, tricams, slings, helmet, rope, lunch, first aid kit, extra clothes, water bottles. Very comfortable load distribution, and ease of access.

        a light and easy Travel Bag

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great bag for travel, weekend with a little hiking. For a photo traveller, this holds lots of gear in great variation. What I mean is, it holds a DSLR kit, gopro kit, couple of clothing stuff sacks, my dopp kit, small tripod in one side pocket, and a full size nalgene in the other. This keeps is flexible without having to reconfigure a 'camera backpack' for different gear/ different environs. Just a big easy open space that carries well. I dig it.

        Confortable and well built

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        It really surprise me how it feels in the back. Is not as usual to find a crag bag that take in account the comfort.

        The main compartiment is big but the zippered pocket are kind of small. The outside meshed pocket are also huge, very deep, great for bottles or shoes.

        The materials are great, that's very clear, good plastic, good zip, good straps, good clothes.

        Although the main zip is almost end-to-end it isn't as comfortable as it would be really end-to-end, a 10 extra centimeters and it would be perfect.

        I would love that it included some external daisy for hanging extra stuff, an external elastic mesh for the helmet, and some internal hook for organizing quickdraws.

        Confortable and well built

        I have a small frame and I'm 5'1. Will the small be a better fit or will I be able to comfortable carry the l/xl??

        How would you rate this as a travel pack? It looks like it could fit in an overhead compartment and I'm assuming it's pretty good as a pack.

        Its great. I use it specifically for travel. I keep 2 camera kit bags inside, 2 ditty bags of clothes , toiletry kit, big gorilla pod on one side pocket, large nalgene in the other. The big huge zipper was a major selling point- getting at my stuff quickly.