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yingerman


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Because my backpack has a top-mount compression strap that I can use to secure my rope, I don't want to spend $40 on a separate rope bag. I do, however, want to keep my rope in good condition for as long as possible, so I know I'll need something to keep it out of the dirt. I would like something that I could use to keep my rope wrapped up while still being able to use the backpack's straps.

Any suggestions? A tarp with a tie maybe?

P.S. Here's my bag if you're curious: http://www.backcountry.com/mountainsmith-centennial-30-pack-1890cu-in


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yingerman wrote:
Because my backpack has a top-mount compression strap that I can use to secure my rope, I don't want to spend $40 on a separate rope bag. I do, however, want to keep my rope in good condition for as long as possible, so I know I'll need something to keep it out of the dirt. I would like something that I could use to keep my rope wrapped up while still being able to use the backpack's straps.

Any suggestions? A tarp with a tie maybe?

P.S. Here's my bag if you're curious: http://www.backcountry.com/mountainsmith-centennial-30-pack-1890cu-in


If you want cheap and functional, you won't be disappointed.


yingerman


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PERFECT! That's exactly what I was looking for at the reasonable price of $0.59 :)

Max load of 55lbs too, so I shouldn't have too much to worry about. Thanks, edge!

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/17228340/


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You see these bags in the gym and crag here in Germany quite a lot. They last a long time and are dirt cheap...


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Awesome idea Edge...Thanks!!!


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Hi,
I saw some people using this garden sacks:

http://www.amazon.com/...ds=garden+waste+bags

Keeps open due to integrated metal spring.
Regards, AgeBee


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not as cheap as the Ikea bag, but very much your "tarp with tie":

https://www.trango.com/...apper-rope-tarp.aspx

I got rid of my rope bag in favor of this tarp. It rolls up and secures with two straps just like rope bag, but doesn't have the extra " bag part" attached to the tarp, no straps, and quite a bit cheaper. You can roll up the rope in a slip package and still secure it under the pack flap.


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Great suggestion!


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lena_chita wrote:
not as cheap as the Ikea bag, but very much your "tarp with tie":

https://www.trango.com/...apper-rope-tarp.aspx

I got rid of my rope bag in favor of this tarp. It rolls up and secures with two straps just like rope bag, but doesn't have the extra " bag part" attached to the tarp, no straps, and quite a bit cheaper. You can roll up the rope in a slip package and still secure it under the pack flap.

I have a similar tarp to this from MEC in Canada. I find it to be a bit finiky to roll up and still prefer a rope bag, but maybe I never got the knack or rolling it up properly.

I still have it and use it periodically though.


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granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
not as cheap as the Ikea bag, but very much your "tarp with tie":

https://www.trango.com/...apper-rope-tarp.aspx

I got rid of my rope bag in favor of this tarp. It rolls up and secures with two straps just like rope bag, but doesn't have the extra " bag part" attached to the tarp, no straps, and quite a bit cheaper. You can roll up the rope in a slip package and still secure it under the pack flap.

I have a similar tarp to this from MEC in Canada. I find it to be a bit finiky to roll up and still prefer a rope bag, but maybe I never got the knack or rolling it up properly.

I still have it and use it periodically though.

To me, it's the opposite way, actually. With a rope bag, I would roll up my rope into the tarp, and then struggle to fit it into the bag compartment. So it would end up being uneven and hard to strap under the pack flap. With the rope tarp, I know exactly how i want to roll it, and there are two straps/buckles, so it stays rolled exactly as I made it, even and uniform.


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lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
not as cheap as the Ikea bag, but very much your "tarp with tie":

https://www.trango.com/...apper-rope-tarp.aspx

I got rid of my rope bag in favor of this tarp. It rolls up and secures with two straps just like rope bag, but doesn't have the extra " bag part" attached to the tarp, no straps, and quite a bit cheaper. You can roll up the rope in a slip package and still secure it under the pack flap.

I have a similar tarp to this from MEC in Canada. I find it to be a bit finiky to roll up and still prefer a rope bag, but maybe I never got the knack or rolling it up properly.

I still have it and use it periodically though.

To me, it's the opposite way, actually. With a rope bag, I would roll up my rope into the tarp, and then struggle to fit it into the bag compartment. So it would end up being uneven and hard to strap under the pack flap. With the rope tarp, I know exactly how i want to roll it, and there are two straps/buckles, so it stays rolled exactly as I made it, even and uniform.
I have the same MEC one and use it all the time. The only problem is sometimes I get the tarp inverted and when I am sinching up the straps it is unravelling the roll of the tarp, flipping the tarp and putting the rope on the other side tightens the roll when sinching the straps. Our other rope bags are for the gym and this is what we mainly use for cragging.


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