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Deluxe and Grade V
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Deluxe and Grade V


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Deluxe and Grade V

Manufacturer: Fish Products

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Page By: bigwally

Created/Edited: Jan 27, 2003 / Jan 27, 2003

Object ID: 9319

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A strong and extremely durable haul bag is needed as much as any other single piece of gear when wall climbing. If your haul bag should tear or wear through and spill the much needed contents into space, chances are you'll be in a heap of trouble. Fully understanding the need for an exceptional material that would have unreal abrasion resistance and the requisite strength for the application, we set out to find the ultimate haul bag fabric. The now famous FISH White Vinyl has become the often copied standard for all haul bags, regardless of make. We feature this coated fabric on all of our haul bags, and occasionally have colors other than the standard white. Email us for todays flavor.

DELUXE HAUL BAG (Winter SALE!! $125.00)

This bag is the flagship of our line. Features include 2" Seatbelt webbing used for the main hauls, an extra long daisy chain, and a 420 denier pack cloth storm collar that will add extra volume to the capacity and help keep your contents dry in poor weather. Overall height is 36" not including the collar, and the diameter of the bottom is 18". The shoulder straps and waist belt are 3" wide, fully padded, and easy to remove before hauling. Recent changes include a new easy to use suspension system, adjusted sizing, drain hole, and more. 9000+ cu. in. $149.00 ea.


Perfect for shorter walls where a big bag is overkill and that day pack you're running is just not up to the task. 29" tall, 15" bottom, 5100 cu.in. Constructed with all the features of our Deluxe Haul including the new suspension system, a reinforced drain hole, and the super tough White Vinyl or on occasion, various other colors, that should last longer than your mind. Spam is for scale only, and is not included with any haul bag purchase. Now go get a tissue......$132.00 ea.


A no frills alternative for the wall climber who needs a second bag for those really big walls, or is just a little short on the folding green. We've upped the size a bit to 33" tall, 17" bottom, 7500 cu.in. The padded shoulder straps are 3" wide for comfort, and now the Budget now sports a fully padded waist belt. Made from the same White Vinyl haul bag fabric as the Deluxe for long life and has a daisy chain attachment point for you to loop with a runner. Voila! Wall ready. This is also an excellent "first bag" to get your feet wet with. No need to load up on an expensive haul bag before you find out if wall climbing is your game. Plus, you can use the money you save to see a psychiatrist after you bail off your first El Cap route with your mind on fire. $112.00 ea.


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bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Setting the Industry Standard, more than 15 years ago, Russ Walling (the FISH) has only improved his haul bags over Time. He is a Big Wall fan himself and started sewing his own haul bags, when others failed. His construction and design as simply the BEST !! The material that he uses is Beyond Bomber and his stitching has yet to fail me. I HATE TO CARRY HAUL BAGS, but I must admit that his suspension system makes the chore, like way more pleasant.!!! Try one for yourself ; most REI stores carry them. I think that you will agree that they are not only the BEST, but a "Great Bang for your Buck" as well.
Posted Jan 27, 2003 2:53 pm

Craig PeerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I just received my Deluxe haul bag and a Deluxe Atom Smasher. Having formerly used a Forrest haul bag, I must say that the construction quality and materials are quite good. These bags have all the features you could ask for. There may be better haul bags available but they cost twice as much. And I doubt you'll get twice as much bag. Recommended.
Posted Mar 19, 2003 3:38 pm

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