/ small daysack for multipitch trad

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Landy_Dom on 29 Apr 2012
I have used my standard daysack for this before, but it was a bit long in the back, stuck out a bit much and was generally not really the best tool for the job.

Is there a pack out there that sits well, not getting in the way of a harness, is low profile to the back and is just the right size for trainers / bottle of water / bothy bag etc. Maybe 10-20 litres? Gear loops would be a nice plus too?

Anyone seen anything suitable / got anything suitable?

TobyA on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom: For years I used a sleeping bag "spider" stuff sack. Weigh next to nothing, have plenty of 'clip in points' for belays and keep things up about your chalk bag.
southern sam on 29 Apr 2012
I've got one of these.....


A friend brought it back from the States, handy little pack!

NIGBEE on 29 Apr 2012
mattrm - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

Alpkit Gourdon 25l. Lovely little pack.
Styx - on 29 Apr 2012
I've been using a Petzl Bug for the last 12 months and it's brilliant, at 18 litres it's just big enough but not so big it gets in the way. I can't fault it really.

David Ponting on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

Deuter Speedlite - comes in a variety of sizes (mine is 20 litres, I think that there's a 10 litre one as well). No gear loops, but weighs almost nothing and (on the 20 model) you can use the side-straps to surround the whole thing and squish it to nothing! It also fits between the back mesh panel and main back board of my 'normal' rucksack for the walk-in.

That said, though not so much of a concern for climbing, it has no waterproofing at all (and indeed my version (the old style) has drain holes in the bottom!), and if you want to keep something dry in the rain, it'll need to be in a drybag!

I use it for day-walking/skiing/climbing - anything where I don't need the size or weight of a more substantial pack.
Nick_Scots on 29 Apr 2012
I use my wee £7 lidl camelback copy.
zebidee - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

I was looking for one to replace my Karrimor Hot Ice 35 a couple of years ago & was lucky enough to coincide with the release of the Lowe Alpine Extreme Attack 20:20 http://www.backcountry.com/lowe-alpine-extreme-attack-2020-backpack-2400cu-in

Nice bag - shaped so that it doesn't get in the way of your helmet, a bit weird in the gear attachment system but works pretty well.

Unfortunately they seem to have been a one off which was never continued.
In reply to Landy_Dom: http://www.cave-crag.co.uk/exped-cloudburst-15-pack

i'd strongly recommend one of these.
Al Randall on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom: This is quite good and has the advantage that it folds up small so can be carried on the approach in a bigger pack. I put some tubing over the straps to create gear loops.


Luke Brooks - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom: This is what I use: http://www.seatosummit.com.au/showdetail.php?Code=AUDPACK

Cheap, very light, packs down tiny, not bulky in use, big enough for water, trainers, belay jacket.
jonnie3430 - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

Another shout for the Goudron, I also use a three litre camelbak a lot too. For gear loops I cut a pair of Troll Gear loops in half and put them on the rucsac straps. I wouldn't buy them again though, just make my own.
Richard Carter - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

Mammut Neon Light 12L, I love it, check it out I think you will too
Blue Straggler - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

Consider the "adventure racing" packs from Decathlon


I have the Raid 17l though in fairness I only bought it cos it was on sale for £10 and I have not really used it for much multipitch, but if I wanted to, this is the pack I would use. There is a range of sizes as you can see from the link.

In fairness perhaps others' recommendations above are more suitable but I thought I'd mention this one. I love it for cycling, it cinches around me all neat and snug.
GrahamD - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom:

I've used an old TNF day sac for years - very basic single zipped enclosure with simple waste and chest strap. Quite a few of similar design from e.g Karrimor for not much money. Not sure why you want gear loops though.
Dino Dave - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Landy_Dom: Osprey Mutant 28 might be worth a shout! Simple, no thrills, low profile bag
Ian_Whitfield on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to mattrm:

Second the Gourdon. I bought one to do multipitch trad and it does the job perfectly. Cheap, tough and waterproof. A couple of my friends have bought one after seeing it. No gear loops though.
jimbo85 - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to Ian_Whitfield:


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