/ Climbing pack suggestions

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lylecloss on 11 Aug 2007 - 82-44-68-91.cable.ubr02.nmal.blueyonder.co.uk
Ok, Ive had the Joe Brown extendable for nigh on 40 years and it's time to replace it. The Crux AK30 looks good, but seems short on pockets. Every other pack on the market looks just like any other pack. I want a day pack for days on the crags and/or multi-pitch rock or mixed routes.
Suggestions?
Lyle
Deejay on 11 Aug 2007 - dynamic29071.dial.talkgas.net
In reply to lylecloss:

Have a look at:

http://www.aqvi55.dsl.pipex.com/climb/gear-tips.htm

http://www.psychovertical.com/?perfectsack

Decide on a budget, then have a day around Betws trying on different packs.

Also worth a look:

http://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/Scripts/default.asp

Good luck,

DJ
Denni on 11 Aug 2007
In reply to lylecloss:

I would say that you don't need pockets on a climbing sack, what do you want them for specifically?

Would highly recommend the Crux 30, excellent piece of kit.
Full rack, bivi kit and scoff for 1 day, all fits in!

Only niggle I had...the web straps from the shoulder straps were too small so I replaced them.

I also cut the white cord off the sides and replaced it with accessory cord so I could make emergency prusiks, shoe laces, guy rope etc would thoroughly recommend it, so good in fact I bought the 57 as well.

Hope this helps
Den
PS It seems to be bomb proof as well, have hammered it and shows no sign of wear.
edmonio - on 12 Aug 2007
In reply to lylecloss: crux are fab only got my ak47 not the 30 but if it's half the bag of the 47 you have in my opinion one of the toughest most funtional bags which are pretty good on the weight side also.
Lurking Dave - on 12 Aug 2007
In reply to Atholl de-Saint-Croix: My Crux (30) sac has been round the world with me and been abused on 5 continents... fantastic sac.

Only caution is not to leave the staves in when boarding/biking, I did, I fell, stave shattered, result was an incredibly sharp pointy metal blade sticking out the bag... if I had landed on it I would have been in a messy place.

Cheers
LD
lylecloss on 12 Aug 2007 - 82-44-68-91.cable.ubr02.nmal.blueyonder.co.uk
Thanks for the input - I guess the idea with pockets is shove a camera in and out etc. but can probably live without that, and if you have time to do that you have time to undo the top and extract it anyway.
Lyle
Wes on 12 Aug 2007 - MSPPIX.host90.snowandrock.com
In reply to lylecloss:

Crux AK30 is great.

Arc'teryx Needle 35 is well worth a look (my preferred weapon of choice)

buzz - on 12 Aug 2007
In reply to lylecloss: I have 2 Crux sacks different sizes and they are both great and i wouldnt think about any other just my opinion/choice
lylecloss on 12 Aug 2007 - 82-44-68-91.cable.ubr02.nmal.blueyonder.co.uk
Crux AK30 it is. thanks everyone.
Lyle
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Denni on 12 Aug 2007
In reply to lylecloss:
Good choice mate, you won't regret it!

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