Reviews for Porta-Cord Rope Bag
Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Review by: debaser655321, 2009-06-29
Metolius got this just right for going light.
Perfect for a day of sport climbing: It fits 1 rope, harness, shoes and draws, candybars, and a water bottle. You can clip your helmet, draws or whathave you to the outside.
Perfect for long climbs with hike off: Fits 2 pairs of approach shoes, rain jacket, headlamp and 2 nalgenes. You might have difficulty getting the full rack in with the rope, but for a team of two you can carry that on your harness.
I can fit a pair of Doubles in this bag as well.
The pack is well made, i haven't had any problems and the tarp is still without holes. The cord closure, zipper, and strap work great.
Gripes: The Top flap could be longer to cover to top when you over stuff the pack. The side pockets are unusable when the pack is overstuffed.
...Master of none
Review by: track5200, 2009-06-25
The Porta-cord is just OK at whatever it is you are trying to accomplish with it. As a rope bag it will hold, protect and make it slightly easier to carry your rope that's. That is about all it's good for.
As a day pack it is too small and does not offer enough support to carry more than a 1/2 mile comfortably. You may be able to squeeze a harness and a pair of shoes along with your 60m rope but not much more.
As a rope bag it has good access and is easy to load, but the rope tarp is very small (3'x3') hardly worth mentioning.
If you are just looking for a fancy rope bag, get the Rope Ranger. If you are looking for a good crag pack get the BD Boa Pack.