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This pack topped the testers’ list for organization, thanks to two interior pockets: a small zippered mesh pocket for wallet, keys, and other personal items, and a larger zipperless pocket to keep chalkbag, shoes, and anything else separate. Gear loops at the top of the inside of the pack are perfect for keeping draws and pro in order and not ending up with a tangled mess. The huge U-zipper on the back of the pack lets you arrange exactly how you want because you can easily reach every square inch of the interior. This updated pack takes the original Millet crag hero, the Cliff Org, and adds burlier fabrics, heavier stitching, rugged YKK zippers, and a sturdier build. Testers also loved the new and unique Velcro rope carry system on top that was much faster and easier to operate than standard buckles, which you have to clip and then adjust. “With the Velcro, you’re closing and adjusting all in one motion,” one tester said. Downgrade: A small” webbing waistbelt made load transfer uncomfortable with a full pack for anything but short approaches.
This updated Millet pack is now extra-burly and one of the most durable in the test, and the U-shaped access in the back makes arranging gear a snap, especially with the interior pockets and gear loops.
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