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Pros Light, good fabric, good external lash optionsSimple, great zippered pocket, streamlinedComfortable, easy to packSimple, sturdy, lightLight, great features, roomy
Cons Poor hydration compatability, poor padding, no key clipLimited 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 This pack isn't too cumbersome to climb with, but lacks some key features included on our favorite packsThough 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 Outdoor Research Payload 18 The North Face Route Rocket Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 Black Diamond Blitz 20
Comfort (25%)
4
8
8
7
7
Climbing Utility (25%)
5
8
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6
8
Durability (20%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Outdoor Research... The North Face... Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock... Black Diamond...
Capacity (Liters) 18 16 18 15 20
Measured Weight 0.83 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.1 lbs 0.85 lbs 0.88 lbs
Padded back? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Type 420D nylon ripstop w/ PU coating 420D nylon 400D nylon 840D nylon Dynex (210D + PE 200D)
Whistle? No Yes No No No
Accessory Pockets? One external 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, external daisy chains External daisy chains Top strap, one daisy chain Top strap doubles as rope strap Top strap, ice axe attachments
Hip Belt No Yes, removable Yes Yes, removable Yes, removable
Hydration System Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
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