Group Test Dedicated Rope Bags
Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.
These are reviews from the UKC editorial team
British climbing brand DMM have recently launched a full set of soft goods to go alongside their legendary hardware. DMM sent through a full set of the backpacks and ropebags to UKC for a big old UKC gear review.
Alan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has matured from a basic sheet, when it was first introduced in the 1990s, to something much more sophisticated."
This simple but sturdy rucksack can be used for as a rope bag replacement, gear rucksack when bouldering, or large shopping bag. But if you already have a rope bag, why would you want one? Alan James takes a look.
These are announcements direct from manufacturers
The Octopus is a ropebag with the same comfort as a backpack. Its unique design from a single piece of fabirc gives it a simple look and makes it very tough. Delivered with an inner bag for the rope, it is practical at the crag. The Octopus can ca...