/ GEAR REVIEW: SnaPack Tarp by TobyA
Read the full review: http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=865
If you have a SnaPack Tarp please feel free to add to this review by posting your thoughts on this thread.
Just for Toby ....
So, I now know that this bag works great as a bag. Whoopdy doo. Fantastic!
Can't we ditch this TobyA fella and have more insightful reviews from people like Tom Ripley?
I now expect someone in the know to point out that "you'd never get all the size 6 camalots for Bellyful in that bag!"
Sorry Tom, your review was perfectly sensible. Blame the micky taking on Mike, not me. ;-)
More importantly, can it be organised so as not to squash my pasties (so to speak)?
Pasties form a large part of my current rucsac content :-)
Serious question: is the rope tarp inside the bag a separate item, as appears evident from your photos or is the tarp integrated into the bag like a, er, rope bag.
It looks like an interesting concept and for outcrop cragging I bet it would be superb, and at £40 you can't really go wrong.
However, is it really 45 litres? My main bag which gets used for everything is just over 30litres. At a squease I can fit: 2 50metre ropes, rock shoes, chalk bag, harness, rack (12 quickdraws, 2 sets of nuts, set of friends to 4''), Helmet, 1 Litre of water, food, guide book, head torch, first aid kit, hat, waterproofs, pertex, puffball top.
Everything is on the inside.
Do I own a Tardis or is my rucksack bigger than it says it is?
I'd say it's bigger... Like ~15 or so liters
My pic is a bit deceptive - the separate rope bag is indeed a separate rope bag and nothing to do with the SnaPack. The tarp that comes with it is not integrated at all and is basic, a hemmed, black nylon sheet about a metre square and with six webbing tabs around it to tie your rope ends to. No way straps to hold it all together when rolled up or anything else like that. Just a tarp really. It doesn't connect to the pack in anyway, it's almost like a freebie that just happens to come with the bag.
The rope bag in the pic I use when I can get everything in the SnapPack as it is a proper rope bag (Rock Empire) with a shoulder strap for carrying it separately.
Does the tarp have a logo? That would seem important.
Is it me or does the bag resemble an anteater or <risk of overexciting a segment of the UKC community noted> tapir when unwrapped? There's a definite proboscis anyway.
Clouds? It has been a while since I saw one of those ...
> It looks like an interesting concept and for outcrop cragging I bet it would be superb, and at £40 you can't really go wrong.
> However, is it really 45 litres? My main bag which gets used for everything is just over 30litres. At a squease I can fit: 2 50metre ropes, rock shoes, chalk bag, harness, rack (12 quickdraws, 2 sets of nuts, set of friends to 4''), Helmet, 1 Litre of water, food, guide book, head torch, first aid kit, hat, waterproofs, pertex, puffball top.
> Everything is on the inside.
> Do I own a Tardis or is my rucksack bigger than it says it is?
Hmm, really? Either you're amamzing at packing rucsacks, I'm rubbish at packing rucsacks or your bag is rather larger than 30L.
I should think you have the Tardis model !! Thats rather alot to go in a thirty litre back !!
2 half ropes my arse.
I think a series of photos of you packing/unpacking it is in order.
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