/ Which Rucksack?

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Nickster - on 22 Apr 2012
Hi all,

I currently have a rope bag and separate day pack for a full rack, shoes, harness etc. However having 2 bags is a bit cumbersome..

I have been looking at 45L Rucksacks hoping they will fit all of my gear... (http://www.outdoorkit.co.uk/product.php?product_id=4436)

What does everyone else use? Any suggestions for good cheap rucksacks?

Cheers,
malaz90 - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: Hi Nick,
I have a Crag 45+10 (Berghaus) which is excellent for a day at the crag or a multi day hike :)

My normal day pack for walking or if i havent gotta take rope (Bouldering) is a Osprey talon 33. This is a lighter weight sack than the Berghaus. Lighter material. I have had this for about 4 years and it is used most days for work as I either gym or climb after work :)

If you want a bombproof pack go for the Crag or similar, Arete. Normally if you put a wanted ad out on ere someone I am sure will get back to you.

Good luck with the search.
John
Harry Holmes - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: i have an aiguille alpine super couloir. not exaclty cheap but its not going to break and is plenty big enough. i cant recomend it enough
The Ex-Engineer - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: Toby's recent gear review of some 'crag packs' http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=3906 is worth looking at (even if only for interest) as is the accompanying thread.

Most people I know still buy their rucsac for other reasons other than just to fit cragging gear in, but if you have no other pressing mountaineering or backpacking aspirations that justify spending 100+, then Tesco does perfectly adequate 45l rucsacs these days as does the more obvious Mountain Warehouse and Millets.
jas wood - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: http://www.theoutdoorshop.com/showPart.asp?part=PN80386 good pack and reasonable price too :o)
Nickster - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to naffan:

Nice looking pack - however a little out of my price range!

thanks for the reply!
Nickster - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster:

Hey all,

Thanks for the quick replies - might try hunting down a Berghaus Arete and a Crag to have a look at.. Decent price and look like they will do what I need!

Simon Wells - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster:

I have Aarn Peak Aspiration, 50L size 1, see:

http://www.aarnpacks.com/products/peak_aspiration.html

Awesome bit of kit, but I have 6 sacs of about the same size!

Comes with the pockets, 60 inc P & P

Also have its baby brother the 30 litre NATURAL EXHILARATION, I have used this a bit more for skiing as it 'moves' with you!

http://aarnpacks.com/products/natural_exhilaration.html

85 for the lot including P & P
ryan_d - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: I've got a POD Alpine 40 that's hardly been used going for sale if you're interested. Size 3- fits me fine and I'm 6' in height. Would be looking for 70 for it. Roll top with removable/expandable top and extends to much further than 40l. Can fit all my cragging gear in it easily.

Let me know if you're interested.

Ryan
harry 600 - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nickster: Hi I have a climbilg technology felisia pack and I think its purfect.
The Climbing Technology Falesia Pack is a great little climbing pack for a day at the crag.
There are slots and pockets to carry shoes, extenders etc and even a large removeable groundsheet to sit on, protect your rope, keep your rockboots clean etc.
It is 45 litres and The shoulder straps can be tucked away for travelling and then pulled out ready for the approach to the crag.

A great value, versatile pack!

you can find it at joe brown for 40.
ads.ukclimbing.com
woffle - on 23 Apr 2012
In reply to Simon Wells:

Have sent you a mail...

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