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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $129.00 at REI
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Pros Versatile, well-featuredSimple, great zippered pocket, streamlinedComfortable, easy to packSimple, sturdy, lightLight, great features, roomy
Cons Expensive, complicatedLimited 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 A versatile but expensive optionThough 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 Arc'teryx Alpha AR 20 The North Face Route Rocket Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 Black Diamond Blitz 20
Comfort (25%)
6
8
8
7
7
Climbing Utility (25%)
6
8
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8
Durability (20%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Arc'teryx Alpha AR... The North Face... Petzl Bug Black Diamond Rock... Black Diamond...
Capacity (Liters) 20 16 18 15 20
Measured Weight 1.2 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.1 lbs 0.85 lbs 0.88 lbs
Padded back? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Type Ripstop Nylon 420D nylon 400D nylon 840D nylon Dynex (210D + PE 200D)
Whistle? No Yes No No No
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, one internal zip
Outside Carry Options? Daisy chains, shock cord, two ice axe attachments, side attachment points 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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