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Trango Crag Backpack

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$74.21 $98.95

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    Tech Specs

    Titan Wrap
    2929 cu in
    1 mesh shoe pouch, 1 guidebook
    top bucket zipper, side zipper
    Claimed Weight:
    3 lb 9 oz
    Recommended Use:
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    Any crag will do.

    Trango's Crag Pack is sure to make any climbing adventure better, whether you're hitting faraway big walls or nearby sport routes. Padding at the shoulder straps, back panel, and waist belt ensures a comfy ride that stays off your shoulders to keep you prime for the climb. Its durable Titan Wrap fabric stays upright whether you have gear in it or not, and the pack's tapered shape accommodates climbing gear and rope bags. Trango added a removable mini tarp to keep your rope off the ground, a mesh pocket to let stinky climbing shoes breathe, and a guidebook pocket that's easily accessible mid-trail. There are also external straps for layers, helmets or climbing ropes.

    • Padded back panel, waist belt, and shoulder straps
    • Titan Wrap fabric
    • Top and side access zippers
    • Removable mini tarp
    • Shoe and guidebook pockets
    • Two external straps for layers, helmets, or ropes
    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    So nice to have

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The hip belt on this, and the sternum strap make this bag one of my favorites. Sure, the durable Titan Wrap makes this bag virtually rip-proof. Sure the outside mesh pocket for the stinky shoes is nice. Sure the detachable tarp, and deep main pocket make this bag nice for your rope. But for the long approaches, that hip belt and sternum strap come in clutch! Even short approaches, those straps will save your back!

    Good bag for the Price.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Makes you look like a million bucks!!!
    Good quality, good price and looks good what more can you ask for a bag. The pvc material makes it resistent to water, and belive me when I say this I us to live in Puerto Rico where it Rains every day and the reason I got this bag was because one of my friends had it for 2 years and he still use it by these day.

    Love this pack for what it is

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've had this pack for a few years now, and so far it's held up pretty well. I think this pack is great for what it's intended to be--the type of pack meant for fairly short approaches to single pitch areas, where you can fling everything into it and move to the next crag. It doesn't have great compression straps for longer travel, although I must say the suspension system is quite comfy and I've taken it on hour long hikes without a problem. I use a Marmot pack for wonky approaches or if I need to go light. I wish the bottom of the pack was more durable, but even the hardiest pack will tear if you stick your cams on the bottom (I always put my draws at the bottom to prevent this). I really like the open flap lid--there's no drawstring opening which can catch gear and get annoying. I wasn't a fan of those open-book openings like the Patagonia crag daddy because of the width which is why I chose this one. There are definitely some design flaws, but I know they're fixing a lot of them in the next iteration. Great value for what you get; I would buy another one when this one dies.

    Unanswered Question

    What's the best way to carry water in the pack? I don't want to put a bottle in the mesh pocket. Would prefer to attach Hydrapak to something inside, so it's not flopping all over. Any ideas?

    Good design, poor quality materials.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are wondering why this pack is so inexpensive, it's because Trango has skimped on materials and workmanship. The design is actually very good and well thought out, but after one season of use I've got broken stitches near the top cover zipper and the bottom material has gouges and small holes in it. This bottom material as far as I can tell is just PVC coated textile and of course it is going to do that. This is the wrong material for the use. I have non-climbing specific packs I've used for years for climbing that are still in great shape. A pack should last more than one season before falling apart. I highly recommend you find a more durable climbing specific pack like Black Diamond or Osprey, and buy it once.

    Sizing the Crag backpack

    The short is 42 liters and typically good if you are 5'8 and under.

    The regular is almost 48 liters and better if you are 5'9 or taller.

    Sizing the Crag backpack

    Is there any sort of adjustment on the short version? This is the most information I can find on torso length/fit. I am 4'9" and interested in this pack but have to assume there isn't a chance in hell it will fit me. Can you offer any insight? Or perhaps an alternative choice? I currently use an XS osprey kyte but want something more climbing specific. Thank you!

    What's the difference between the regular and short? I can't find that info anywhere... is the pack size different, or just the torso length?

    Best Answer

    Bex, the short length is 42 liters, so a smaller bag. This size is typically good for 5'8 and under. If you are over 5.9, you will likely want the regular bag. Thanks for the great question!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've been looking for a pack that's slightly larger than the 45L cragging duffel that I've been using for a few years, and this is such an upgrade! I can fit my rope, harness, shoes, and draws inside, and still have room for water and a light jacket. That's not even including the awesome mesh pocket on the outside, and the spacious brain compartment. I'm a little concerned about the durability of the mesh compartments on the outside of the pack, but other than that I'm pretty well pleased.

    Do you know the difference between the regular and the short? Thanks! :)

    Bex, the short length is 42 liters, so a smaller bag. This size is typically good for 5'8 and under. If you are over 5.9, you will likely want the regular bag.

    Awesome pack

      It does its job well and at a great price. Its not super fancy but I've put this thing through the wringer and its held up surprisingly well.

      Incredible pack for the money!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This pack is great. Got a chance to use it recently for the first time and love how it sits on me. I'm able to make the weight stay on my hips and the shoulder straps just keep the bag from falling backwards rather than press on the top of my shoulders like any good properly sized and adjusted pack should do. It holds a whole lot of gear, and stands upright. I like that sweaty shoes can stay outside the bag in the mesh pocket to dry out. I also love the guide book pocket, and the tarp to put your rock pro on as you rack up so they don't get sand, dirt or debris on them. The price point is excellent. The real question will be to see how the materials and workmanship stands up in the long run.

      Well designed and durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've been using this as a crag pack regularly for 8 months and, though a bit dirty, it shows no signs of wear after some fairly rough use. It hauls everything I need to the crag for a day of climbing and provides easy access to what I need, sitting upright with the lid open so I can easily fish around inside. I like the features - outside pocket big enough for a 1 liter bottle, small side pocket for a guide book, zipped lid pocket for lunch, wallet, phone, etc., and an outside web pocket for my sweaty shoes and chalk bag. The comfortable suspension system has been great especially when loaded down with 2 ropes, providing good balance even when scrambling around on boulders and on stream crossings. It has also kept my stuff inside dry in the rain. 'Not sure how it would hold up as a haul bag. It's also fairly heavy, so probably not the best bag for remote access.

      Poor materials/build quality

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      There's a reason this pack is cheap, because it's made from cheap materials and poorly constructed. I've had this for a little less than a year and already have broken one of the shoulder adjustment straps (stitching totally failed), and worn holes in various places. Decent hole forming in the top lid material, shoe pouch netting, and even on the gray Titan Wrap material, which is hilarious because Trango uses the alleged toughness of this material as a selling point. I like the idea of this pack, but the build quality sucks and the materials are not as tough as the advertising led me to believe.

      There's other little design aspects I could nit-pick but what it really boils down to is this pack is cheap because it's made out of cheap materials that won't last.

      Update as of 11/18/17...this pack is a confirmed piece of garbage. The main top zipper finally broke, there are multiple pea sized holes in the allegedly tough Titan Wrap. If you plan baby this pack and can't afford something better, go ahead, but you've been warned. I'm gonna get a Misty Mountain Gorge pack and forget about Trango.

      Best Pack for the Price

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've gone through a few climbing packs in the last decade. Before this one, I had been using the CAMP Rox+, and was pretty sad when they discontinued it. That pack lasted me about seven years before I really ruined it, and the Trango Crag Pack seemed like a good replacement.

      Definitely not disappointed. A little smaller than what I had before, but the ability to stash shoes and a water bottle on the extra pocket on the outside helps create more space, and the top pocket is actually quite large, and can carry all food items/etc. No matter how it gets loaded, it seems to be able to stand straight up without tipping, which is pretty cool. My only two detractions are that it doesn't fully unzip down the middle like a traditional crag duffel, and I end up only pulling gear out from the top. In addition, there is a rope tarp built into one of the side pockets, but it's too small of a tarp for most ropes and is sewn into the pocket - I ended up just cutting it out.

      However, for $100, I don't think there is a better pack on the market, and for sport/trad cragging, I really don't need more space.

      Currently, it's holding - 80 meter rope, 25 draws, 10 cams, two pairs of shoes, light harness, headlamp, sunglasses, chalk bag and a plastic bag full of chalk, a couple rolls of tape, a very large nalgene, and space in the top for lunch.

      Material is really durable feeling and has help up to heavy rain.

      Does it have an area to put a water bladder such as a Camelback?

      I don't believe so.

      Great Value

        For 100 bucks, this thing is an incredible value! I was worried when I first ordered it that it would be too small, but I easily fit 3 pairs of shoes, my rope, 15 draws, several drinks food and my book. NO PROBLEM! I was super surprised with how much crap I could stick in it.

        awesome bag

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've owned a few different crag packs, and this one takes the cake. Its features actually make dealing with gear less stressful, it carries very comfortably even when loaded down, and it's really durable. Highly recommended!

        Best climbing pack I have ever owned!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm an avid climber who gets outdoors on a weekly basis both trad and sport. This pack is has smart features but doesn't go over the top with stuff most don't use. Tons of room in the main compartment, essentially a haul bag with a sneaky side zipper for quick access! It's also tapered so it super easy to load. The mesh pouch on the side is sweet! It's great for shoes and chalk bag. The material is super burly. I've put holes in every other pack I've owned. I can fit 20+ draws or trad rack, 70m rope, 3 pairs of shoes, other climbing essentials, and puffy coat plus other random stuff. The best part is no more attaching all this junk to the outside of the pack, it all fits inside!! Finally! And best of all its $100. Way better value than anything else out there. Seriously, this pack is a no brainer! Props to Trango!