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Petzl Bug 18L Backpack


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    Crawl up climbs with everything you need.

    Pack light layers, shoes, lunch, water, and other climbing essentials in Petzl's Bug Backpack for day-long multi-pitches. With a capacity of eighteen liters, the Bug is compact enough to climb with. Petzl even made the waist belt stowable to accommodate harnesses and chalk bags comfortably. There's padding at the back panel and shoulder straps, and an adjustable rope strap for long walk-offs. The Bug also features pockets fit for wallets and topos, as well as a hydration sleeve that doubles as a laptop compartment for life out of the vertical world.

    • Padded back panel and shoulder straps
    • Stowable waist belt
    • Adjustable rope strap
    • Internal hydration sleeve doubles as laptop compartment
    • Wallet and topo pockets
    • Wide exterior pocket
    • Side compression straps
    • Item #PTZ004D

    Tech Specs

    18L (1098cu in)
    padded back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, stowable
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, doubles as laptop sleeve
    1 wide external, 1 wallet, 1 topo
    Gear Loops
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 2.5oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Best of the multi-pitch specific bags.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The bag sits high up above your harness and climbs very well. Has just enough room to carry everything you need for a long day, even if ya gotta wear your harness and strap a bunch of stuff to the outside of the pack on the approach.

    Great day bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought this bag for lite hiking with the wife and kids and for urban trips (football games, parks, etc.) where we need extra items of clothing or hydration. It's fantastic.

    The belt has a pocked so you can easily tuck it away and it's not just hanging when you don't need it. It has a good amount of space, can be moderately compressed with the side straps, has a comfortable back pad and the pocket in the back that holds your hydro pack can also hold a laptop. The pockets are good too and well designed. The chest strap on the shoulder straps (for keeping the shoulder straps in) adjusts up and down with ease and the shoulder straps have pockets where the chest strap can tuck away when you're not using it.

    I wouldn't use this for overnight camping, but it's not designed for that anyway. I can't tell you how well it works for bouldering or climbing. All and all a great little bag that's well designed and well suited for light duty hiking and general outdoor activities lasting less than a day.