Free 2-Day Shipping Over $50 Order by 12/20*

Detail Images

  • Patagonia - 3/4 Back
  • Patagonia - Cragsmith 35L Backpack - 2136cu in - Forge Grey
  • Patagonia - Cragsmith 35L Backpack - 2136cu in - Navy Blue
  • Patagonia - 3/4 Back -

Current Color

  • Patagonia - Cragsmith 35L Backpack - 2136cu in - Forge Grey
  • Patagonia - Cragsmith 35L Backpack - 2136cu in - Navy Blue

Patagonia Cragsmith 35L Backpack - 2136cu in


Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50 Order by 12/20*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • S/M
    • L/XL

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Forge Grey
    • Navy Blue

    9 Reviews


    When the crag is your playground.

    Load up the Patagonia Cragsmith 35L Backpack with everything you need to top out and blaze up technical approaches with ease. The large, zippered top makes loading up at the parking lot painless, while the huge zippered back panel allows you to access rope, cams, and quickdraws without having to expose them to dirt and grime. Two side pockets are ideal for stashing some water, a topo map, and a guide book. A compression strap along the top of the pack helps to manage heavy loads and doubles as a rope fixing strap. The pack is composed of a super durable 630-denier nylon and is treated with a DWR finish to protect rope and gear from spitting rains.

    • Air Flow-mesh shoulder straps and back panel
    • Top and back access
    • 630D nylon fabric (50% recycled)
    • 940D Cordura base
    • DWR finish
    • Side and internal stash pockets
    • Micro daisy chains
    • Reinforced haul handles
    • Item #PAT00P3

    Tech Specs

    [main] 630D nylon (50% recycled), [base] 940D Cordura nylon, DWR finish
    2136 cu in
    Shoulder Straps
    Air Flow mesh
    Waist Belt
    top, back panel
    1 main compartment, 2 side, 1 internal stash
    Gear Loops
    yes, daisy chains
    yes, top lid
    Claimed Weight
    2 lbs 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Double Duty

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used this pack while traveling through Vietnam and Nepal for a bit over a month. I was initially hoping that I would be able to fit all my stuff into it, but it turns out I had a ton more work documents (and other random stuff) I had to haul with me, so I needed an additional bag. That said, though, if you are looking for a bag for minimalist travel or for short-term trips, this could be great. 35 L is a pretty decent size, especially for warm weather destinations. If you’re going somewhere cold, it may not offer enough space for bulky items. There’s no designated laptop sleeve, but I was able to get my MacBook Air in the back with soft items around it. The small zip pocket on the back panel will fit a passport and a few other small items.

    I took this on most of my flights (international and domestic) as a carry-on, so that was nice (for the flights when I couldn’t, it was because of really strict cabin weight restrictions). Minimal straps = easy to stow. The only bummer was that the waistband couldn’t be removed when I checked the bag, but it held up just fine. This bag got rained on being unloaded from a flight in Vietnam and while on top of a jeep in Nepal, but it did prove to be pretty water resistant. However, I would NOT put it out in a strong downpour, and would think about investing in a waterproof cover for it.

    The feature I loved most is that the back opens clamshell-style, facilitating access to stuff in the bottom of the bag. I also liked having the top load option (great for accessing stuff if you are sitting somewhere and the bag is between your legs, for example). Both of those openings have double zips, so I threw a travel lock on each of them. I really never worried about my bag being messed with because of that, which was great.

    For fit, this bag lived up to my expectations in terms of comfort. I am 5’3”, between 120-125 lbs., and I felt like the small pack carried well for me. I liked that there were additional straps to adjust the load where the shoulder strap met the pack, as well as where the hip strap met the pack. I found that securing the chest strap really did make a difference to distribute the weight correctly. Obviously, the back isn’t as breathable as a suspended mesh back, but for what it is, I’d say it’s done well. I carried this thing fully loaded up a small mountain and through lots of city streets. When I got back to the U.S. I took it on a day long fishing trip and hiked comfortably with it for 5+ miles. So while I wouldn’t go so far to say that it should be used for trekking, it is totally set to hike with (as it should be, taking into account its original purpose and design!).

    I had some Eagle Creek Specter packing cubes that I used with this and they worked great together. I was able to fit two full cubes in to form a base, and then some half and quarter cubes on top of that. If you’re into being matchy-matchy, the blue and gray are essentially the same color as this pack.

    Some cons:
    I do wish there was a spot for a water bottle. There’s a space for an internal hydration pack, if you’re into that (I’m not always).
    I did get a few stains on this pack since it was hauled through some muddy conditions and put down on the dirt. I’m not sure they will come out 100% from the gray. If that’s something that’s going to bother you, go for a darker color if you can.
    There’s one small part in the stitching that came out a few weeks into my trip. I kept my eye on it and it hasn’t gotten bigger. But it was a bummer to see that weak point on what is an otherwise sturdy bag.
    If the bag isn’t fully loaded, it can be a bit floppy. There are no side straps to compress the load.

    Overall, this is a solid bag. I wouldn’t say it’s the BEST travel bag out there, but it is an interesting option, especially for people who also climb a bunch (double-duty!). 4 stars for what I used it for. If you are using it just for climbing purposes, check out the other reviews too.

    Stoked on it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pack carries nicely on long approaches with a full rack, harness, layers, food, 3L bladder (and still with some room to spare). The gear loops on outside are solid and is where I hang my shoes, helmet, and chalk, which is mostly because I don't want to stank and chalk up the inside of my pack.. I love the rear loading access and use it pretty much exclusively. It's super easy to lay the pack down and open it up and then you have easy access to everything right there. I've only climbed a few pitches with it on but I really enjoyed it and found it well balanced and didn't interfere with my harness at all (I'm 5'11" and I have the small, so maybe that makes a difference). The only con that comes to mind is that it can be a little sweaty on long approaches, but not miserably so. Regardless, I love this pack and would totally recommend it.

    Sweet, streamlined gear pack

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

    I've been climbing more and more lately and was sick of cramming everything into my hiking daypack, so decided to try a purpose-built crag pack. Good choice! As others have noted, this one is the perfect size for a sport-climbing kit (60m rope, a dozen draws, belay devices, harness, chalk bag, and extra layers), and for bigger trad climbs, you could just carry the same stuff and let your partner haul the rack. It's also really easy to lash a static rope to the top if you need one, or move the climbing rope up there if you need to carry the rack too. (Or maybe get a more helpful partner?) Anyway, the map/guidebook pocket is handy, and the top pocket is plenty roomy for stashing wallet, keys, phone, camera, small first aid kit, and snacks. The hydration sleeve is helpful, but it works best with a small (2-3L) bladder that you can attach to the provided clip, otherwise it will slide out when you open the back. But except for dropping my 4L Dromedary (twice), I love the clamshell back opening. Super easy to load and unload and we were able to belay right out of the bag, which kept things neat and tidy. For external storage, there aren't a ton of daisy chains, but there are enough for a reasonable amount of crap like shoes, helmet, and Nalgene, and there are also little loops on the sides so you could use a cord or bungee to lash a sitting pad or whatever else onto the back if needed. Fit notes: I'm a 5'5" woman and the small/medium fits okay, although I have to cinch most of the straps pretty tight. In my perfect world, the hip belt would be angled for those of us with actual hips, but this one gets the job done. The sternum straps are moveable, although moving them is such a pain you'll want to get it right the first time. And the shoulder straps aren't exactly contoured for those of us with curvy chests. Squishing happens, although now that I've got the sternum straps dialed in, it's not too bad—no worse than any other unisex pack. Overall, it serves its purpose well and seems sturdy enough to last a while. I'm happy.

    10/10 would buy again

      I bought this pack as a gift on sale for someone. Absolutely worth every penny. Pros: 1. Sale price 2. Space for gear, there is enough space for a rope 12 draws, a gri, ATC, shoes, and chalk bag along with small packable snacks(Anything more would have to be crammed) 3. Gear loops are all over the pack, so if you don't shove it in the bag odds are you can attach it TO the bag. 4. Ability to grab what is at the bottom of the pack instead of pulling everything out. 5. Place for bladder extremely important for longer more strenuous approaches to be precise about how much you can fit in it I have not placed the bladder in it so this would limit the space a bit more, would probably place draws outside of bag instead of in it if I had the bladder in there. 6. Weight distribution/pack support. Overall amazing pack very happy with it so far. No cons yet, doubt I will find any

      cragsmith rules

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      bought this as a clean streamlined airline carry-on bag. The panel load back panel is awesome. Unbelievable amount of gear and clothing crammed into this bag. No frills, clean design is a quick stash overhead or under the seat. Just the right amount of exterior zippers for passport, wallet, book and snacks. Great design !

      Hey Kent! I just wanted to clarify on your "airline carry-on bag" comment. Was your bag completely full when you carried it on? And does it, when full, fit the dimensions of 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm) for carry-on luggage?

      I have ridden some airlines that are hardcore about making sure your luggage is not too big and want to be sure it fits the dimensions. I have been checked before haha

      Perfect for the essentials

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I take this pack with me on sport climbs that are minutes away from the parking lot and treks that are a couple miles out. It has just enough room for a 60m rope, your shoes, harness, climbing rack, a jacket or two, and any other accessories that you'll need. the top and side pockets are great for stowing snacks and guidebooks or anything that you would want easy access to like your keys, phone, or wallet. The zippered back panel is great when you need something in the bottom of your bag and don't want to go digging for it and end up tossing all your gear on the ground. If you can't fit all your gear inside; fear not, there are multiple gear loops that you can attach biners to. My only wish for this pack is that it had a external pocket for two for water bottles. other than that, I love this pack and take it climbing every time I venture out.

      Great Craig Pack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      First, I bought it on sale at nearly half off. At that price it is six stars. At full price, four. IT looks like it will wear well but I've only had it out about four times now.

      I bought this to carry everything for a day for me and my daughter to climb half a day at Smith Rock or for me all day splitting gear with a partner. It is just enough pack in volume for a 60 meter rope, 2 liters of water, shoes, harness, a rack, some sandwiches, and a layer or two. Odds and ends in the pockets. If I'm carrying my kid's stuff too, or more layers, It is easy to put the rope on the top of the pack and bring too much stuff. I carried a second rope out a few weekends ago and the weight and feel were just fine. It adjusts well and is plush without being bulky or stiff.

      The zipper in the back makes getting in and out in the dirt easy and I never feel it on my back. The top access lets you use it as a rope bucket in a pinch, or to just cram stuff in a bit easier once the main bulk is in. The side pocket is a little weird because of its low volume. The top pocket is good.

      I subtracted one star for the weird side pocket and the strange lack of outside daisy chain with some loops instead. I just like easy to use stuff and this level of minimalism is just not intuitive to me yet and I still look around for places to hang a spare draw or sling. I don't get the loop system or what I'm supposed to hang off of it to make them useful. I'm sure I'll figure it out but...why no daisy chain?

      This really is not an alpine pack. I would use it for long routes in Tuolumne that are all approach and rock, but not if I was carrying axes/tools, bivy gear, or a lot of weight for a long time. This is an excellent rock climbing pack for easy to burly day trips.

      Great for Cragging

        This pack is great to carry stuff to the crag with but I was trying to get a mid size bag for alpine climbing. It really didn't distribute weight well to climb with and is difficult to strap things to the outside of.

        Initial Opinions

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

        I just got my bag yesterday and I screamed with delight. It's a good size and I got it in the all gray color so it is appealing to my eye as well. The only thing that I am intrigued with how well it is going to work is the zipper for taking out the rope is in the back rather than the front. I'm not sure how common this is but it seems like the backpack straps will get in the way. Other than that, it's going to be wonderful to help keep me organized and it is SO comfortable. Patagonia always makes legit stuff, in my opinion, so I trust it'll be a reliable and sturdy bag.