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Bombpack (Classic)


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Bombpack (Classic)

Manufacturer: Dana Design

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 - 4 Votes


Page By: John

Created/Edited: Mar 6, 2002 / Mar 6, 2002

Object ID: 157

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"Simple, elegant, and damn near bombproof."

A classic pack used by alpine guides, avalanche forecasters, rescue workers, ski patrollers, and a whole cadre of adventure junkies. This pack makes no compromises; it fits perfectly to any body type, it survives abuse and disaster year after year and it carries the most awkward and weighty loads with the type of finesse required for climbing, skiing, tightrope walking and rescue work.

  • Articulated plastic upper frame controls your overload.
  • The patented Stretch Adjustment Systemâ„¢ provides the most exact fit possible in an adjustable pack.
  • High - density polyethylene framesheet carries the alumin stay's shape across the entire backpanel.
  • The OSL hipbelt wraps around the frame, giving positve load transfer, not sag.
  • storm shroud with double drawcord
  • removable, extendible lid with elastic skirt
  • Hypalon crampon patch on lid pocket
  • Dual daisy chain BeaverTail Shovit pocket to hold ropes, ice tools, snowboard, snowshoes, or shovel.
  • Slanted compression straps to lash skis
  • Internal load-compression strap


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JohnUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

One of the best and most versatile medium-sized packs, period. The suspension is one of the most comfortable and easily adjustable. For the shoulder straps, it's easy to adjust both the height as well as the width where they attach to the pack on top. I've taken this up Shasta, Adams, Round Top's Crescent Moon Couloir, Half Dome, and many other places without any complaint. I've used this to carry my sleeping bag, pad, SD Clip Flashlight Tent (inside for overnighters!), trekking poles, ice axes, MSR Denali snowshoes, shovel, crampons, helmet, etc. Friends of mine have used this to carry rope and racks for approach hikes. This pack's suspension is always comfortable and you can lash just about anything to it conveniently.

The best thing about this pack (and should be the best thing about any pack) is it's suspension. Most of the time I don't even feel it on my back, even when I'm carrying all kinds of technical gear. This is unlike the TNF Patrol Packs if I'm carrying any significant load where with just about every step, I'm thinking about how my shoulders are feeling....
Posted Mar 6, 2002 10:47 pm

jjmunyanUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I bought this pack back in the early 90's and have used it for ...I am getting old 10 years. When going for more than a summer day hike this bag fits the bill up to about a day or two (though I have used it for a 4 day 3 nighter but it was overloaded and not comfortable for this). This bag isn't flashy and doesn't have any trick pockets but is high quality and offers excellent comfort carrying loads. The shovel pocket is cool.

Not much else to say - it is a nice bag! I would try to get an older one though. I don't think the new ones are as nice.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 2:24 am

mtnbndgreat pack

Voted 5/5

I have had this pack since the early 90's. Used it for year round mountaineering trips. Top loads, plenty of room for gear, ropes, axe, pickets. Straps are logically located and work well for load balancing and stowing gear.
Posted Dec 27, 2013 1:15 pm

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