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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $79.95 at Amazon$79.90 at Backcountry$69.95 at Amazon$59.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Light, great features, roomySimple, great zippered pocket, streamlinedComfortable, easy to packSimple, sturdy, lightDurable, fully featured, ready to haul
Cons Fragile, not super versatileLimited attachment points, easy to drop stuffHeavy, below average durability, no emergency whistleNo emergency whistle, draw cord and cord lock blend into packHeavy, pricey
Bottom Line Alpine climbing mission? This is the small pack for youThough 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 climbsThis durable pack is a good choice for dry environments
Rating Categories Black Diamond Blitz 20 The North Face Route Rocket Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 Multi-Pitch 20
Comfort (25%)
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Climbing Utility (25%)
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Durability (20%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Black Diamond... The North Face... Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock... Multi-Pitch 20
Capacity (Liters) 20 16 18 15 20
Measured Weight 0.88 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.1 lbs 0.85 lbs 1.5 lbs
Padded back? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Type Dynex (210D + PE 200D) 420D nylon 400D nylon 840D nylon Cotton/Polyester blend with 200D Nylon Kevlar Dobby
Whistle? No Yes No No Yes
Accessory Pockets? One external zip, one internal zip One external zip One external zip, one external open, one internal zip One external zip, one internal zip One external zip, two internal zip, stowable mesh side pocket
Outside Carry Options? Top strap, ice axe attachments External daisy chains Top strap, one daisy chain Top strap doubles as rope strap Detachable mesh side pocket, top strap
Hip Belt Yes, removable Yes, removable Yes Yes, removable Yes, removable webbing
Hydration System Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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