/ Best Climbing Pack????????
I'm looking for a climbing pack, what would you recommend. Ideally looking for water proof fabric,
its alright until you open the lid to get anything out and then all of your kit is wet! best bet buy a bomber bag (non waterproof) and put all of your contents in seperate dry bags, thats the best way to keep things dry.
Ive had convorsations with people i know and they reccomended to me that i get a Pod Black Ice, all round bag rather than buying one for cragging and one winter climbing, get one that can be stripped down for summer and full size for winter.
Im saving up for one now, not cheap but is a bombproof bag!
Try the Exped Mountain Pro 40. It, as the name suggests is 40 litres and is totaly water proof. I know some of the members of the llanberis team have been using them for the past few months and have got on ok with them.
Not all shops stock them but V12 normally have them.
But how long can you watch the guy on the Gourdon demo vid before you scream....?
I have both an Arete 45 and a 25l Gourdon. Together with a few smallish drybags, this covers every eventuality. The most versatile system for single days, I find, is to use the Gourdon but to put important items in their own drybags as well, for ultimate waterproofness!
Forgot to add, you can also use the Gourdon as a rucksack liner, if you take out the foam back panel. Tis uber versatile.
Sorry, but you're definitely not going to get a better pack then Cilogear.
Am I the only person that thinks that the petzl bug is just an overpriced, overweight school bag with rope straps at the bottom?What other features does it actually have that make it a good climbing pack?Just wondering.Oh and if I had the money I'd probably get something from cilogear, POD or crux.
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