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Harness, rope, shoes, belay device, water and snacks. Putting them all into a backpack feels easy enough but grabbing your ATC to rappel, finding your shoes for a short approach section, and keeping things organized can be much harder. The Patagonia Cragsmith is easy to dump gear into and keep organized due to its zippered U-shaped lid, which allows gear to be dropped in, and its zippered back panel, which lets you open the whole kit and find just what you’re looking for. Coated with a water repellent finish and made from durable nylon, the pack held up well through rainy runs from the Eldorado canyon boulders and worked perfectly for sport cragging days in Slovenia’s Misja Pec.
$129 (35 liter), patagonia.com