Editors' Choice 2019: Petzl Kliff Review

Our top climbing gear picks of 2019
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The Petzl Kliff backpack.

The Petzl Kliff backpack.


“That’s a rad rope tarp,” said the gentleman borrowing my rope as we toproped on his. “It goes with that bag over there,” I replied and pointed to the Petzl Kliff rope bag. He looked over—jealous. Petzl’s Kliff was designed with sport climbing in mind. With 36 liters of storage, there’s plenty of room to carry the essentials, such as a rope, draws, shoes, and food and water. The large, zippered opening allows for quick access and swallows gear when in a rush. Moving on to the next climb just a short walk down the cliff? Two interior handles make packing and carrying the pack a cinch. The detachable protective tarp (4.5’ x 4.5’) features four quick-grab handles with differentiating colors for easy rope-end identification. The pack holds its shape well when fully packed, and the adjustable shoulder straps and sternum strap provide a secure, comfortable carry.

$60, petzl.com

See more of our top climbing gear picks in the Gear Guide 2019: Editors' Choice Awards, and listen to our latest podcast for an interview with Black Diamond's climbing category director Kolin Powick.