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    A simple way to get your gear to the crag and back.

    The Petzl Bolsa Rope Bag has sufficient storage for any rope up to 80 meters as well as your climbing gear so you can hit the crags completely organized. The adjustable shoulder straps let you wear it comfortably as either a backpack or a bandolier. The integrated protective tarp has a clean area for you to store your rope and your gear, handles at each corner to help you store the tarp in the bag, and colored loops to prevent tangling. Stuff everything in the bag and zip it up for a simple and quick closure.

    • Backpack or bandolier style
    • Integrated protective tarp
    • Handles on each corner
    • Two colored loops
    • Zipper closure
    • Item #PTZ000R

    Tech Specs

    [bag, straps] polyester, [buckles] aluminum
    Carrying Options
    backpack straps, bandolier
    Tarp Dimension
    55 x 55 in
    Claimed Weight
    22 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Easy Peasy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the easiest way to store your bag. If you need a gym bag, get this now! If you need a crag bag for quick ascents, get this bag! It will fit a 70 meter, chalk bag, and a harness loaded with 10 draws. The rope tarp is surprisingly large and works very well. Also, the black side always falls toward the ground, so the colored side stays cleaner. Sweet.

    For medium ascents, this bag will stuff into a climbing backpack. But, since it doesn't have padding on the straps (thus the 3 stars), you do not want to take this on long ascents. Hopefully, Petzl gives us this options, next year, because the system is AWESOME!

    Easy Peasy!

    Decent Rope Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The biggest strength of this bag is the ease of packing up the rope and gear at the end of climbing. You tie the rope ends to the loops, pick up the four corner of the tarp and everything falls into place with plenty of room on top for the rest of your gear. Unpacking the rope and tarp can be a bit tricky, but there are ways to make it easier. The biggest fault with this bag is the straps; they have no padding and are quite uncomfortable. A 10 minute hike to the crag with a bag full of gear left my shoulders red and chaffed. Though this is an easily fixable problem, I'm disappointed with the quality of product Petzl has made.

    Great minimalist rope bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Bolsa is a great rope bag. Its design is simple, and easy to use. It makes clean up a breeze.

    Pros: The bag is simple to use. To clean up the rope, simply grab the corners and slide the rope into the bag. The tarp keeps the rope from getting dirty on the ground and like the rest of the bag, it is made out of a good solid material. I bought the bag after borrowing it from a friend who also had good reviews for this bag.

    Cons: The straps are thin without a lot of padding. Especially considering it sole purpose is to carry a heavy rope. Another con is that its sole purpose is to carry a rope, there aren't any other pockets or straps on it anywhere. If I were in charge of making the next generation, I'd add padded straps across the waist, and pockets and daisy-chains for strapping and carrying or at least separating out gear, but I guess this is a minimalist rope bag, and there are other bags out there that have zippers and daisy chains, but they cost more.

    This is AWESOME!

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

    I love this rope bag/ backpack. Super easy to use and to store your rope, letting you quickly access it or put it away. I love just picking up all four corners of the tarp and having the rope slip right in the backpack. I have a 70m rope and it has quite a bit of extra space in the bag. The only thing that doesn't impress me is the shoulder straps for the backpack, they aren't padded at all so on a long hike to the rock it can get a little uncomfortable.

    J Tree approaches, not a Problem!

    This picture was taken of us in Joshua Tree while at Hidden Valley Campground.

    As you can see, the Bolsa fits on my body frame good, while carrying a rope and trad rack.

    But also I'm having to wear my harness with shoes and nalgene attached...

    Great rope protection and features on the Petzl Bolsa, really useful for sport climbing, just a few small things for trad climbers to be conscious of.

    J Tree approaches, not a Problem!

    Packing up with the Petzl Bolsa

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    First off, HUGE thanks to and Petzl for selecting me to review this Bolsa Rope Bag. After 30 days of putting this pack to the test, I've come up with a good idea of how this rope bag will treat you while climbing roadside crags or far out walls.

    The Petzl Bolsa rope bag immediately catches your eye with it's sleek design, good color, and the two-in-one function of a double strapped pack carrying both rope and gear to the crag. The Bolsa easily held a 70m rope, sport rack, harness and shoes. The tarp is very large (55" x 55") and seems bigger then most other "fold and roll" bags due to it's flat lying design. The tarp does an excellent job keeping the rope clean and off the ground from harmful dirt and sand. The rope packs away fast with the Bolsa's four corner "funnel" system, and the price is hard to beat for such a well rounded cragging pack.

    The ability to pack your rope and a light rack into the same bag, walk to your climbing destination, throw on your gear, have your rope clean and protected as you start your day climbing... it's awesome!
    Here are some things that stick out.
    -Lightweight bag with adjustable shoulder straps keep weight comfortably balanced on back.
    -Easily packs into itself with four handled corners, including two colored loops for tie in points.
    -Large tarp really does an amazing job keeping your lead line clean and safe, giving it longevity and protection against dirt and grime.
    -The cost of the Petzl Bolsa is rad, for a crag pack of this kind, the affordable price tag is well worth the protection and function this bag gives.

    A little constructive criticism that would make the Petzl Bolsa a 5 star pack.
    -No storage pockets, an external compartment would be stellar for grabbing a guide book or easily stashing your personals.
    -Kinda tough to shake rope out, while packing up is a breeze and very time efficient, the opposite process takes a little more work then "burrito" style bags.
    -Straps are not padded and simple design gives longer approaches ( 30+ minutes) the time to feel heavy.

    An excellent bag with sport climbing and shorter approaches in mind. If you're cragging out with a trad rack, just wear your harness to maximize storage space. You'll be happy with the protection the tarp gives, keeping your rope safe, your hands dirt free while flaking, and space to sit on for shoeing up!

    While testing the Bolsa in Joshua Tree, my friend said "Please have this comment in your review, I really enjoy this bag, it's simple and practical. When I give you this back, I'm getting one for myself".

    I'm very happy with the Petzl Bolsa and look forward to carrying it around the Valley during this incredible year! See ya out there!

    Packing up with the Petzl Bolsa

    Squirrel and the Bolsa Pack

    My friend carrying her 70m rope, sport rack, harness, and shoes on our way up to Endless Summer Wall- Yosemite CA.

    ps. Squirrel is 5.1" so pack looks VERY large.

    Squirrel and the Bolsa Pack

    Rope Protecter

    The Petzl Bolsa does a great job keeping sand, mud, and dirt off your lead line.

    Grit will greatly decrease rope longevity by abrading fibers in the core, resulting in soft spots and sheath damage.

    Also a dirt covered rope will wear through gear like carabiners and belay devices.

    Rope protection is essential and the Bolsa's 4.6 foot square tarp fits the bill! Very pleased!

    Rope Protecter