Review by: gothcopter, 2004-12-05
This pack is awesome. Inside the main compartment, the gear loops, daisy chain and slit pockets keep all my gear so organized it's downright pretty. The pack is hydration-compatible, or you can just clip a Nalgene onto one of the gear loops on the hip belt. The integrated (and detachable) rope tarp quickly disappears into its own little custom pocket inside the pack. This keeps the dirt off all your other goodies.
What really surprised me most about this pack was the suspension system. While this is billed as a "day at the crag" pack, it has more of a "week at the crag" suspension system. The suspension is completely and easily adjustable on the run, and the mesh backpanel keeps you dry in summer. I have never felt wobbly while scrambling in this pack, and I've never felt sore after using it.
The pack is well-constructed from quality, durable materials. Not to mention all the little things: color-coded rope tie-ins in the pack and on the tarp, emergency whistle built into the chest harness buckle, inside zippered access to the front pocket. If I had designed my own pack for a weekend at the crag, this pack would be twice as good as that. I guess that says it all.