The DMM Zenith is a highly featured climbing sack specifically designed for long multi-pitch routes. The neat profile allows trouble-free access to your harness gear loops and chalk bag; it also won’t snag on those lengthy descents. The zip panel and bucket style opening limits spillage and allows easy loading and unloading, even on hanging belays. It has internal and external pockets, a hydration sleeve, double gear loops and daisy chains, plus helmet and rope attachment tabs – in fact everything you could possibly need for that dream route.
The Zenith has a smooth profile, which is essential on this style of climbing sack. The low profile shape reduces the potential for snagging in constrictions, either on the route or in the descent gully afterwards. It also allows easy access to your chalk bag and harness racking.
A dropped piece of kit on a big route can spell disaster, or at the very least considerable discomfort. The Zenith has an easy access zip panel and bucket style opening to limit spillage on stances – simply hang it up and dip inside to get what you need (a snack, a drink, the guidebook, or perhaps the head torch!). There is also an internal bar tacked gear loop to allow arrangement of kit.
To help keep your gear well organised there are additional gear loops and daisy chains on the side panels. There are also external and internal valuables pockets with zip openings – the internal pocket has a key clip for extra security.
Staying hydrated on a long route is important. There is plenty of room in the Zenith for a water bottle, but it is also hydration pack compatible – there is an internal sleeve to hold the bladder pouch and simple elastic retainers on the shoulder strap for the mouth tube.
At 18 litres the Zenith is big enough to carry everything you’ll need for the day, including food, water, extra clothing, head torch, phone, guidebook and your approach shoes. On the walk in, or the walk out, extra gear such as your helmet can be attached to tabs on the top of the sack, or clipped to the external daisy chains if need be.
Even when you are not wearing it, the Zenith is easy to carry or lift around. There is a strong bar-tacked grab handle on top for hanging the sack up on belays.
The load spreading yoke at top of the shoulder straps also doubles as a comfortable carry handle.
A small climbing sack needs to be lightweight, but it needs to be robust too. We have used light but hardwearing materials throughout the construction of the Zenith. The streamlined profile also helps to reduce wear and tear.
The final plus point of the Zenith is its versatility. It works very well as a bouldering kit bag, as the smoothed off profile allows it to be easily squeezed into a folded bouldering pad. And for those times when you just can’t make it out climbing, it will also take a small laptop and an A4 file.
The Zenith is a highly featured climbing sack designed for long multi-pitch routes. Take it on your next adventure and see the difference it makes.
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