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DMM Zenith, 3 kbCarrying a small rucksack on a big climb makes sense. It'll help you stay well organised and comfortable. It might even make the difference between a successful ascent and an epic failure!

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=6174
CurlyStevo - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

How much does it weigh? This is crititcal for a bag like this IMO.
Aldaris - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

The side compression straps are painfully missing. Stupid mistake on a climbing backpack.
r0x0r.wolfo - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:
Need to see that bucket style opening too.

I don't think it needs side compression, it's a 18 litre wallet, phone, waterproof, approach shoes, water, sandwhich and keys bag. Who's carrying tent/trekking poles/roll matt up a multipitch? (the real purpose of side compression straps) ;).
Post edited at 15:25
In reply to CurlyStevo:

I've just had word from DMM that the pack weighs in at 580g.


Rob
Aldaris - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to r0x0r.wolfo:

Compression straps are always good, I like the pack secure on my back, even when it is just half-loaded.
A compression strap does not make the pack heavy and thus leaving it out is not clever.
If I'd buy a multipich bag now, I'd go for the Montane Anaconda.
CurlyStevo - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to r0x0r.wolfo:
Compression straps would allow a rope to be better strapped on the outside as well as other stuff.

I have this for summer mountain stuff (uk and alps day trip rock routes where I am wearing the bag all day and want to use the same bag to carry in half a rack), which is lighter and a bit less hard wearing probably, but more versatile (I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the pocket on the back yet but there you go)

http://www.deutergb.co.uk/alpine/speed-lite-20/
Post edited at 14:08
CurlyStevo - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKC:

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flaneur - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to Aldaris:


> Compression straps are always good...

You clearly don't grovel up or down chimneys with a pack on.
Most of the main competition don't have them: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Climbing-Backpack-Reviews


In reply to CurlyStevo:

I imagine you attach the rope to the 'rope tab' (whatever that is).


This looks like a well thought through design. An actual review would be good. A comparison review would be even better.

CurlyStevo - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to flaneur:
Ahh missed the rope tab I'm feeling knackered today (that's my best excuse). I guess the general point holds though the strap system on the deuter is very versatile in comparison.
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CurlyStevo - on 17 Apr 2014
In reply to Aldaris:
the Montane Anaconda looks a bit long on the back for my liking would get in the way of my chalk bag etc.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Montane+Anaconda.&client=firefox-a&hs=ZQo&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:of...
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In reply to Aldaris:

> A compression strap does not make the pack heavy

If you want a pack that is light and flexible you take off everything extraneous. If you like packs with straps that's great - there are various options out there that will suit - but lots of us don't really care and manage fine without them on little packs http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=168429 so the Zenith looks like a nice design to me.

There are lots of ways to skin this particular cat.

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