Review by: mgoodro, 2005-05-02
This was smallest pack I could fit all my gear into. With 100oz of water inside it still holds a 70m rope, harness, shoes, helmet, a dozen draws, a set of nuts and cams, ~50' of webbing and slings, headlamp, first aid, jacket and food. The two sets of gear loops are well placed. The belt strap is comfortable even under heavy load. The pack could be improved with an aluminum stay for support and load-lifter straps. Also, the plastic clip for holding the hydration bladder broke while loading the pack, but the remaining strap is actually better for use with a CamelBak bladder.
March 2006 Update: One of the seams ripped open after less than 6 months of moderate use. I've upgraded to a more robust BD pack and lowered my rating on this from a 4 to a 3.