|By JCM |
From Golden, CO
Oct 25, 2012
As said before, a basic 35-55 liter crag pack will cover most needs.
For keeping extra gear in the car on day or weekend trips, the 59 cent Ikea bag is very utilitarian.
These Ikea bags also make good bags for bouldering; they roll up well inside a crash pad.
They also make for a good "crag pack" for ultra-roadside climbing (Rifle, the climbing gym etc), since you never need to unpack them; everything is accessible.
|By Ian Stewart |
Oct 25, 2012
Jon Moen wrote:
[Ikea bags] also make for a good "crag pack" for ultra-roadside climbing (Rifle, the climbing gym etc), since you never need to unpack them; everything is accessible.
I've actually started using an Ikea bag as a rope tarp/bag instead of my "real" rope bag. I just throw the bag w/ rope into my backpack (Aether 70, as mentioned before), then take it out and plop it down when I get to the crag (haven't yet been on a short enough approach that I'd want to carry just the Ikea bag, but I definitely would). They're big enough that you can use the rope right out of the bag and flake it directly into it when cleaning, then when you're moving around between climbs you can just throw the things you'll need (shoes, draws, guide, jacket, etc) into the bag and pick it up. Unless I move more than a few hundred yards, I'll leave my backpack where it was and just haul the Ikea bag around.
It also has two sets of handles: one short, one long. I'll tie the top end of the rope onto one of the short handles, and the long handles are long enough to carry the bag over your shoulder. It also keeps the rope much cleaner than a standard tarp, which I find always ends up having dirt kicked all over it anyways.
[Off topic] Of course, my wife also uses them for shopping (not just Ikea). They're extremely useful at Sam's Club where they don't offer bags: she'll open one up in the cart and then place everything into the bag directly with the barcode facing up. Their self-checkout has a portable scanner and you don't have to take the things out of your cart, so she just scans it right in the bag and loads it into the car, no problem.
For $0.59, you can't lose.
|By richie |
From englewood, tn
Oct 28, 2012
i love my black diamond demon duffel.
|By Elstone |
From North Vancouver
Oct 28, 2012
Sorry if someone already mentioned this, but you should check out the metolius crag station. Cheaper and almost as functional as the Muira. It's more of a duffel but also works as a backpack, it can fit more than my 40l top loading pack and is more comfortable.
|By NickinCO |
From Westminster, CO
Oct 29, 2012
I've worn a hole in my pack also from cams, I now use a big ditty bag from REI for the rack and it works great. Keeps everything nicely organized too. One for the rack, one for draws. I use a 46L bag. Rope gets strapped under the lid on the outside.