Review by: dirko, 2006-11-19
After three years I have still failed to destroy this things. It's really too small for soloing but I've had great use of it for a second bag on longer trips, or a single for walls in a day. It's best use by far though has been for backpacking and vagabond travel throughout the third world. Once it has a few walls on it (the Metolious logo will fall off) it looks completely non-descript, it's plenty durable, and just the right size. Unless you are in a mult-day downpour or a storm on a wall, consider it waterproof. The lid pocket is essential and you can really strap a bunch of stuff on the lid for approaches. I have soloed Grade V's with this bag but it was really too small.
Gripes: I had to reinforce the lid where it covers the closure buckle with a LOT of Shoe Goo because the fabric gets shredded where it rubs over the buckle unless the bag is totally full. If you are into the whole comfort thing (what are you doing climbing walls anyways?) you may find the suspension wanting.
This bag is basically indestructible.