Arc'teryx Haku Rope Bag

Three-in-one rope transport

$69; arcteryx.com

The Haku makes transporting and flaking a breeze, with this bag, bucket, and tarp in one ultra-portable package. When you’re done climbing, flake your rope onto the 4’x4’ tarp, grab the corners and give a shake, and the cord will disappear into an attached nylon bucket (that lies flat when not in use). Then roll the stiffened rim of the bucket down, snap the buckles, and cinch the straps down—with a 9.8mm, 60m rope, it sized down to a weather-resistant, basketball-sized bundle. Or if you’re just moving 20 yards away, grab the shoulder strap on the bucket to hoist the bag to the next climb. We used this 10.4-ounce bag for eight months all over the Front Range, and besides a few minor scuffs, almost no wear showed on the 210-denier ripstop nylon. In either mode it’s perfect when moving between multiple routes in a day.


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