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Eureka, CA

MarkInEureka's Passions

Hiking & Camping


MarkInEurekawrote a review of on February 19, 2015

5 5

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

Got this as my first climbing bag so I don't have much to compare it to, but I will say my initial impressions are good. The design is great, especially the backpack/shoulder bag option. The tarp is unattachable by a velcro piece which is great if you wanna shake it off or clean it. As far as fitting gear, I fit my 60 meter rope, two harnesses, eleven quickdraws, climbing shoes, chalk bag, and some other various small climbing items. Was pretty full but could probably fit in a few more gear items and stuff it to the brim. The bag wasn't too heavy filled with all my gear, and packed down smaller than I expected.

The one downside, I don't think it'd be the most comfortable for very long strenuous hikes in, but then again I wasn't expecting it to be as I read that in a review elsewhere. But the straps are lightly cushioned and would be fine for a light hike into a spot.

Overall I'd recommend the bag, it has a functional design, and is definitely aesthetically pleasing. For anyone like me who does top roping and sport climbing on the weekends and just needs something to carry all their gear in, then this bag is for you. The price is definitely right and we'll see how it lasts. I'll update as it gets use.