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AGUSTIN WHITTAKERwrote a review of on May 31, 2011

I really wanted to love it... but it broke my heart.
2 5

I generally like CAMP USA products, as I consider they are of great quality, design, and price.
As for this pack, it is MOSTLY well made, but there's a small design flaw, which could be fixed to save an otherwise great overall pack: the side mesh pockets.
These two pockets are designed to hold some items that you would need to access more often (i.e. your climbing shoes).
The problem is that the material of which this mesh is made proved to be very weak. I bought this pack to take to Arkansas on a week climbing road-trip and on the FIRST day the pack softly scraped a rock and tore two holes on the mesh. This is supposed to be a CRAG pack, MADE for that environment (ROCK), so one would assume it should be able to sustain a little wear. It DID NOT. I almost considered keeping the pack with the torn side pockets because to be fair, other than THAT problem, this is an amazing pack. Plenty of room for rope and gear, even some food and bladder. But I decided not to, as I feel it is not fair that a pack designed specifically for rock climbing does not endure past THE FIRST DAY of its FIRST TRIP.
Going for the Arcteryx MIURA 50 instead.

* This review is for:
* It's essentially the same pack so I'm leaving my review as a guidance, basically because the mesh side pockets have the same design flaw.




AGUSTIN WHITTAKERwrote a review of on December 4, 2009

Tested in Houston, TX
5 5

This is an excellent jacket by all means. It proved to be wind and water proof and with the warmth of the hood it fells like walking in a down sleeping bag. I am 5'9", 165 lbs., and wear a M, although I DO FEEL (like other reviewers) that one inch longer would've made it slightly better. I've had the black for a week now and have already been complimented many times on it. And since it's snowing in Houston, TX this morning, and the temperature is 26°F, I thought it would be one of the only chances I get to test it in those conditions HERE.