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Pros Large tarp, plenty of space within the bag to pack extras, tarp windowLarge removable tarp, comfortable backpack straps, useful compression strapsLarge carrying capacity, comfortable backpack straps, padded back panelWorks as a cragging pack, padded shoulder straps are suprisingly comfortable, big tarp, nice zippered pocketEasy to roll up rope, big tarp, compressible
Cons Outer nylon not as heavy duty as other bagsThin fabric, not as durable as other modelsAwkward to pack with too little or too much gear, lacks adjustabilityPackabilityNo smaller pockets, not as nice to carry for long distances
Bottom Line The Antidote has some great standard features and is a decent mid-range modelExcellent rope bag for cragging and long approachesThe Crag is a well-padded bag with plenty of space for a full day of craggingThe Speedster does its job as a rope bag well, while also functioning as a basic small cragging packAn improved version of an older version of a rope bag, with a much larger tarp
Rating Categories Trango Antidote DMM Classic Mammut Crag Metolius Speedster Metolius Ropemaster HC
Packability (30%)
5
8
8
5
5
Carrying Comfort (25%)
4
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Rope Protection (25%)
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8
Ease Of Use (20%)
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Specs Trango Antidote DMM Classic Mammut Crag Metolius Speedster Metolius...
Bag Design Burrito Burrito Burrito Funnel Burrito
Tarp size (inches) 48" x 60" 43" x 51" 60" x 48" 52" x 58" 52" x 58"
Pockets 1 1 1 1 0
# of shoulder straps 2 2 2 2 1
Compression Straps Yes Yes No No Yes
Metal or plastic buckles Metal Plastic Plastic None Metal
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