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Bora 40

Average Rating = 4.80/5 Average Rating : 4.80 out of 5
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There's enough room in here for just about anything you need for a short approach and a few nights at the crag.

5 Reviews

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: verticalmedic, 2005-10-23

I have a Bora 30, not quite as big, but still a great pack. I find my pack to be perfect for scrambling a lite load while skiing off-piste, well, just about any activity that you only need a lite, small load. It is certainly durable, well balanced. It holds various loads evenly (also depends on how you pack) and sits well on the waist. Well padded, and plenty of places to externally load gear. I have a nd will recommend this pack to other people.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: neuroshock, 2004-09-09

i love my bora 40. it's just the right size for me to take cragging, whether it be sport, trad, or ice. the volume is just enough to hold all the gear i desire, yet not so large that i'm tempted to overpack (haven't yet thought of trying the fast-and-light philosophy). it's been necessary, on occasion, for me to carry nearly all the gear; thankfully it all (rack, rope, shoes, couple liters of water, basic first-aid kit, change of clothing) fits nicely.

the hipbelt is removable, which has been a bonus when i'm flying. the hipbelt, shoulder straps, and back panel are nicely padded; i don't feel the weight i'm humping as much on an approach.

i wouldn't, however, climb with this pack on if it can be helped. the side pockets would be nicer larger; they seem to only hold tent poles or a wand.

i was able to snag this at the Phoenix Bouldering Contest a few years ago for $130. for that price, it was well worth it.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: roc-dude, 2004-03-06

This is a well made and quality pack. Things I did not like are the Kangaroo pocket. I think there are better designed pockets. You have to put light weight items in it or you can really fill the weight. pulling on you. The waist belt and shoulder straps are to bulky and padded. I think its fuction is a backpacking pack. For its volume there are better packs for climbing. I also have the Dana Design snow factor. It is better for climbing and I think it carries weight better. I sold my Bora and only use my dana when I need that size of pack. Don't get me wrong it is a great pack but I feel the dana is a better pack for me.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: vertical-rockrat, 2004-03-04

I have the larger one the 60 i think it is cost me 300.00 and i love that pack, i have looked into this one for a smaller pack recently to.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hosh, 2003-12-31

Well designed pack, comfortable, durable, functional and very, very cool looking. It's got a really comfortable hip belt that can be removed. The Kangaroo pocket fits just about anything and your rope can be slung over the top. I've put a few miles on mine and it's still kicking. I love my Bora, but the only thing that sucks about it is the shallow water-bottle pockets on the sides. And I wish it had a hydration-compatable back, but you can throw a bladder in the top pocket or in the Kangaroo pocket and it'll work just as good. Hey, if you can find it on sale, it's worth it. It's a good pack but who's got $200 bones to drop on a pack? I got mine on sale for $140. It's as comfortable as you can expect a fully loaded pack to be.

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