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The North Face Cragaconda 45L Backpack


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    Cragaconda 45L Backpack

    It takes a rare (almost extinct) breed of climbing pack to successfully carry all of your climbing gear in its respective gullet. However, a recent discovery named the North Face Cragaconda Backpack has given humankind hope that such a prolific pack still exists in the wild.

    Transformation is one of the Cragaconda's most formidable attributes as it can consume a myriad of climbing gear and when necessary, regurgitate the goods and lay flat against the ground when dormant. Additionally, the Cragaconda has a helmet holder, internal racking points and a shoe or harness pocket that ensures ample organization. As the Cragaconda is something of a glutton for shiny things, the pack has an over-sized top pocket and internal security pocket to keep gems and currency secure. The foam lined door doubles as a seat while the removable waist belt and rope tarp are evolutionary traits only seen in species like the Cragaconda.

    • Backpacking boasts climb-specific features for easy cragging
    • 45L capacity has room for ropes, gear, layers, and more
    • Removable waist belt customizes support
    • Internal pocket sized for climbing shoes or a harness
    • Racking points organize quickdraws and trad gear
    • External holder for helmets
    • Tarp separates your climbing rope from the crag's dirty ground
    • Item #TNF02C2

    Tech Specs

    840D nylon
    45L (2746cu in)
    V-stay frame
    Waist Belt
    front panel
    [internal] 1 security, 1 shoe
    Helmet Carry
    Weight Capacity
    Claimed Weight
    [small/medium] 3lb, [large/x-large] 3lb 1oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Awesome Bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    For a day at the crag, this bag works extremely well. I have no problem fitting plenty of gear in this bag, also it is very durable, the material is definitely well made!

    Works well, horrible color

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this as a gift for a friend, here's what he had to say: "I like it, it holds quite a bit of stuff; 80m rope, quickdraws, some water, food, a couple layers, and some other space for little things. I don't like how the bottom collapses on you as you close it up; seems like it would be pretty easy for them to at least make it a bit stiffer to stand up better on its own and also withstand the abuse of being set down over and over. It is also insanely red, and will never fade due to the material being some kind of plastic. A good pack, but there are better ones in this market space for a similar price."

    Fantastic, Rugged Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love this pack! I was deciding between the Patagonia Crag Daddy and this North Face Cragaconda. While I liked the fact that the Patagonia had the ability to attach the rope on the outside of the pack, I was concerned with the flimsier nylon. This Cragaconda swallows all of my gear whole and makes it easy to organize. Extremely, extremely ruggedly built. Everything from the nylon to the zippers to the belt is strong and well made and durable. I do not feel like North Face took any shortcuts in the making of this pack.

    Only tiny complaint is, after hours of having on, the shoulder straps can be a little uncomfortable at full load. Still, for a cragging pack, I really don't think you can beat it! Taking on some moderate multi-pitches as well and love the removable waist straps.

    carry all the gear in comfort

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Comfort: I've carried a 65L, a baby carrier and a variety of daypacks and this is by far the most comfortable. The waist strap has a 'cufflink' clasp that's a pain to lock but I think that's my only gripe.

    Capacity:45L or 2746cu never seemed like so much room. I can fit a full trad rack in the bag with a 60m rope, anchor gear, and snacks. (water, shoes, and helmet on the outside of the bag)

    style:I opted for the Papaya Orange in case I fall, I'm easier to find. Beautiful bag in my opinion.

    Functionality: There's a stow-able net for the helmet. handles on the inside to help close a stuffed bag, a cargo net for gear, reinforced loops to clip gear, 4 on the inside, two on the outside. The zipper allows for a clam-shell opening, making packing and unpacking easy. There's also two zipper pouches, one holds a rope mat.

    Overall, this bag is great, I wish I had bought it sooner.

    carry all the gear in comfort

    You need this pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love this pack; it does everything I want a pack to do and then some. The carrying capacity is huge. I can fit a rope, shoes, helmet, harness, chalk bag, jacket, quickdraws, slings, cordolette, and an entire trad rack in this bag with room to spare. The security pocket is great for storing keys, wallets, phones, and more. The bag opens up and lays flat so you can easily access all of your gear. The door flap is padded and provides a place to sit while putting on shoes. It also comes with a rope tarp that can be used for a multitude of things. It fits great, and has a removable waist belt if you don't need it. I searched long and hard for the perfect crag pack, and I have definitely found it with the Cragocanda. Buy this pack and you will not be disappointed.

    Greatest Crag Pack - EVER

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The North Face Cragaconda has to be one of, if not THE best cragging pack I have found. How could it not be? When The North Face blended their high quality base camp technology with bio-engineered Anaconda, there's no mistaking their designers intent to construct the greatest personal-stuff-hauling system on the market. Being a bit of a gear junkie, I searched high and low for a pack that did it all or came as close to hitting all my marks and then some. Given my need only for a pack to help me shlep (way too much) gear to and from the various crags of Southern California, I did not want a highly technical alpine-style pack that would suggest I was a badass mountaineer (I just can't pull that off - yet). Of all the packs I tried out, the Cragaconda was the only one that successfully swallowed all my gear (and then some), carried exceptionally comfortably, and is constructed so well that I see it lasting well into the zombie apocalypse. The designers clearly put a lot of thought into each and every feature within its body. If this pack had a power animal, it would definitely be an Anaconda. Its seemingly diminutive appearance belies just how many items can be stuffed down its gullet. Its wonderfully articulated, breathable straps and removable, padded hip belt constrict expertly around my modest frame and displace my overzealous loads with such efficiency so as to make me [almost] forget I am carrying too many things to the crag at all! My only complaint is that there is neither a hydration bladder sleeve nor expandable, mesh side panels for water bottles. Nonetheless, you can still cram life's necessities into the pack's confines and carry them comfortably if so inclined. The included rope tarp also serves as an emergency blanket, advertisement to how cool I try to look at the crag, as well as a rain cover for the pack itself. What's more, the top pocket is roomy enough to store your every day carries as well as a DSLR and a ham sandwich. Bottom line: this may be the greatest crag pack out there. Buy this pack and - NEVER STOP EXPLORING!

    Greatest Crag Pack - EVER

    Look no further

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

    Great bag/ Great fitting bag fit with comfy straps (waist belt is easily removable). Plenty of room for rope and can easily accommodate shoes, helmets and harnesses for you and your partner. Material is durable and this thing is built like a tank. A little on the heavy side but expected based on the quality of construction materials. If you're in the market for a bag - look no further.

    Unanswered Question

    Would this pack be too large for someone 5'2"? I love the design but don't want to carry an overly large pack.