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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
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Pros Simple, sturdy, lightSimple, great zippered pocket, streamlinedComfortable, easy to packDurable, fully featured, ready to haulLight, great features, roomy
Cons No emergency whistle, draw cord and cord lock blend into packLimited attachment points, easy to drop stuffHeavy, below average durability, no emergency whistleHeavy, priceyFragile, not super versatile
Bottom Line This well rounded pack is a good choice for long rock climbsThough there are no extra features, this bag ticks the boxes for mulit-pitch climbingComfortable, excellent packing volume for a sleek looking packThis durable pack is a good choice for dry environmentsAlpine climbing mission? This is the small pack for you
Rating Categories Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 The North Face Route Rocket Petzl Bug Multi-Pitch 20 Black Diamond Blitz 20
Comfort (25%)
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Climbing Utility (25%)
6
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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 Rock... The North Face... Petzl Bug Multi-Pitch 20 Black Diamond...
Capacity (Liters) 15 16 18 20 20
Measured Weight 0.85 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.1 lbs 1.5 lbs 0.88 lbs
Padded back? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Type 840D nylon 420D nylon 400D nylon Cotton/Polyester blend with 200D Nylon Kevlar Dobby Dynex (210D + PE 200D)
Whistle? No Yes No Yes No
Accessory Pockets? One external zip, one internal zip One external zip One external zip, one external open, one internal zip One external zip, two internal zip, stowable mesh side pocket One external zip, one internal zip
Outside Carry Options? Top strap doubles as rope strap External daisy chains Top strap, one daisy chain Detachable mesh side pocket, top strap Top strap, ice axe attachments
Hip Belt Yes, removable Yes, removable Yes Yes, removable webbing Yes, removable
Hydration System Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Clip? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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