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Pros Large removable tarp, comfortable backpack straps, useful compression strapsLarge carrying capacity, comfortable backpack straps, padded back panelSleek design, padded laptop sleeve, nice tarpWorks as a cragging pack, padded shoulder straps are suprisingly comfortable, big tarp, nice zippered pocketEasy to roll up rope, big tarp, compressible
Cons Thin fabric, not as durable as other modelsAwkward to pack with too little or too much gear, lacks adjustabilityExpensive, not great outdoors, single carrying strapPackabilityNo smaller pockets, not as nice to carry for long distances
Bottom Line Excellent rope bag for cragging and long approachesThe Crag is a well-padded bag with plenty of space for a full day of craggingPerfect for those who only climb indoorsThe 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 DMM Classic Mammut Crag Petzl Kab Metolius Speedster Metolius Ropemaster HC
Packability (30%)
8
8
6
5
5
Carrying Comfort (25%)
8
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4
Rope Protection (25%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Specs DMM Classic Mammut Crag Petzl Kab Metolius Speedster Metolius...
Bag Design Burrito Burrito Funnel Funnel Burrito
Tarp size (inches) 43" x 51" 60" x 48" 55" x 20" (trapezoidal shape) 52" x 58" 52" x 58"
Pockets 1 1 3 1 0
# of shoulder straps 2 2 1 2 1
Compression Straps Yes No Yes No Yes
Metal or plastic buckles Plastic Plastic Metal None Metal
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