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How We Tested Rope Bags

Sunday March 17, 2019

We took our contenders out near and far all across the American Southwest. From big multi-pitch climbs in Red Rock, NV to short single pitch sport climbs in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles, CA. We looked at features and first impressions in our tester's driveways and living rooms. We hauled them over long distances and big approaches and dragged them in between routes that were right next to each other. Side-by-side comparisons occurred by taking out multiple bags and flaking ropes from one tarp to another and packing them side by side to see which one was quicker or more efficient. We unpacked them in multiple different ways to see how well the bag kept the rope organized. We hauled them on their own, or inside larger packs. We took measuring tape to each tarp to determine the particular size of each one to confirm it with the manufacturer's specifications. We here at OutdoorGearLab hope that our hard work, photos, and reviews help you to make the most informed decision on your rope bag purchases.