Matthew S.wrote a review of Patagonia Ascensionist 30L Backpack on March 21, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Full disclosure...I haven't used this pack yet. But I have gotten out all my climbing gear and stuffed this pack. The 30L is perfect for what I was looking for. Full rack of gear, harness, helmet, snacks, water, 3 jackets (for summer alpine climbs), and a bunch of other stuff. And I love the little loops on the side of the pack where you can thread some webbing through and secure your climbing rope. The pack has one huge top-loading opening and just one big storage area. So it's easy to fit all your gear without thinking about what gear goes into what area/pocket. There is a small zipper pocket up top for keys, wallet, small snacks. I think the best feature is how lightweight this pack is. Can't wait to use it to climb the Upper Exum Ridge on the Grand this summer!