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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
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Pros Durable, comfortable, simpleSimple, great zippered pocket, streamlinedComfortable, easy to packSimple, sturdy, lightLight, great features, roomy
Cons Heavy, few hydration featuresLimited attachment points, easy to drop stuffHeavy, below average durability, no emergency whistleNo emergency whistle, draw cord and cord lock blend into packFragile, not super versatile
Bottom Line Comfortable, durable, and simpleThough there are no extra features, this bag ticks the boxes for mulit-pitch climbingComfortable, excellent packing volume for a sleek looking packThis well rounded pack is a good choice for long rock climbsAlpine climbing mission? This is the small pack for you
Rating Categories Black Diamond Creek 20 The North Face Route Rocket Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 Black Diamond Blitz 20
Comfort (25%)
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Climbing Utility (25%)
5
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Durability (20%)
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Specs Black Diamond... The North Face... Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock... Black Diamond...
Capacity (Liters) 20 16 18 15 20
Measured Weight 1.7 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.1 lbs 0.85 lbs 0.88 lbs
Padded back? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Type 1200D polyester with TPU coating 420D nylon 400D nylon 840D nylon Dynex (210D + PE 200D)
Whistle? Yes Yes No No No
Accessory Pockets? One internal zip One external zip One external zip, one external open, one internal zip One external zip, one internal zip One external zip, one internal zip
Outside Carry Options? Top strap, two daisy chains External daisy chains Top strap, one daisy chain Top strap doubles as rope strap Top strap, ice axe attachments
Hip Belt Yes, removable Yes, removable Yes Yes, removable Yes, removable
Hydration System Compatible No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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