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Reviews for Porta-Cord Rope Bag Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5

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minimalist 4 out of 5 stars

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 2 out of 5 stars

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.

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