Review: Trango Crag Pack

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trango crag pack Rock Climbing backpack

With the simple design of a haulbag and the smart features of a crag pack, this bag has a big range of functionality. As one tester put it, “It’s really a two-in-one. It loads and functions much like a standard haulbag but carries as well as any dedicated alpine pack with its beefy, comfortable suspension.” The wide foam hipbelt made for a comfy carry on a 2.5-mile hike into Lumpy Ridge, Colorado. Forty-eight liters in the main compartment easily swallows a full rack, a 70-meter rope, layers, food, and water, with room to spare. Testers loved the extra-large top-loading mouth that made dropping in a stuffed rope bag and a double rack super-easy, and the side access zipper let testers get to water bottles and layers on the go without having to go in from the top. They also loved the guidebook pocket that fits “even the thickest crag bible” and a mesh shoe pocket that prevents cramming and deforming high-end kicks, while also allowing them to air out, reducing stink. Reinforced Titan Wrap fabric in the body kept the pack upright when loading.

Conclusion

A high-value hauler designed for everything from route-to-route sport cragging to moderate hikes in the alpine and everything in between. Climber-specific features mean this pack will help you climb more pitches in a day.

$99; trango.com

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