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Week In Review ~ 21 July
This Week In Review encompasses a bag that’s great for people who view cliff faces as second homes, a bright and bold new backpack range, spreading the love with some brand spotlighting, as well as a new development in the world of MOLLE. So sit back and enjoy the read…
Climbing Rope Carrier: Haku Rope Bag
If hanging upside down at a vertigo-inducing height with your fingers gripping into miniscule rock cracks sounds like your idea of a good time, then this one is for you. Arc’teryx have come up with a pretty nifty design for their Haku Rope Bag. Check out the video above from the folks at UKClimbing.com which demonstrates the bag at the Friedrichshafen OutDoor show 2012. You can also access an indepth write-up of the show here.
A New Face For Backpacks
The North Face have a new range of backpacks for autumn/winter 2012 known as their Back To Berkeley range. The packs rock some vibrant colours and are constructed from a lightweight and water-resistant coated canvas with suede bases. Each pack also features a padded back and straps, as well as an interior drawstring divider to separate contents and an interior zipped mesh pocket that is suitable for smaller items.
Shining The Spotlight: Draw
Here at Carryology we love to highlight the up and coming talent in the world of carry and this week we’d like to draw your attention to…well…Draw. Draw was established in 2009 and is based in Cardiff, Wales. Their Straight Up 25 roll-top pack offers 25 liters of storage but can expand to hold 30 to 35 liters. The pack is constructed out of hardwearing and water-resistant 1000 Denier Cordura and features an internal HDPE frame, a sleeve that is suitable for a 15-inch laptop or hydration bladder, as well as a zipped pocket. The sternum straps and waist belt can be removed and there is also an emergency whistle. There is a choice of three color combination options. There is also a convenient back length choice available, either the small/medium or medium/large option for improved comfort.
Loaded With Innovation: Helium Whisper
Blue Force Gear have been busy and the hard work seems to have paid off with their new Helium Whisper MOLLE attachment system. Patent pending uni-body backpanels are used for the construction of modular pouches, thereby reducing both bulk and weight. We’d be keen to hear from anyone who’s used this system so let us know in the comments if you have.
Head Fourth And Carry On: Carry Materials IV
The fourth and final post in our Carry Materials series is available. This series aimed to take more of an indepth look at the materials involved in carry products rather than the overall products themselves. Hope you guys have enjoyed the ride. You can view the fourth post here.