Black Diamond Demon Duffel

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(Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag. This is just what…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70


(Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag.


  • Voluminous
  • Durable
  • Convenient
  • Comfortable


  • No outside accessory pocket
  • No gear loops on outside

This is just what I wanted when looking for a rope bag. It has everything I wanted: a ton of storage, integrated (not to mention removable) tarp, backpack straps, waist belt, looks great, super durable. 

After returning the Metolius Speedster for lack of volume, I picked this pack/duffel up. Huge improvement. A bit more expensive, but worth it. It's huge inside, the full length zipper is convenient, material is burly, the backpack straps are really comfy (although not terribly padded), and the waistbelt is substantial and actually useful. 

I pretty easily fit my 60m 10.2 rope, 10 draws, chalk bag, two 30m accessory cords, harness with biners and other crap, some webbing, helmet, and shoes. There was still room for some other small odds and ends, although nothing big would fit in. I could also clip my helmet and/or shoes to the duffel handles on the outside to free up some space. The pack carries extremely well, the shoulder straps are comfortable, the back framesheet is nice to have for support, and the waistbelt is actually nice and quite useful. 

The only things I feel this bag lacks is a small accessory pocket on the OUTSIDE of the bag. There's a decent sized one inside, but a bit awkward to get at if the bag is full. Would also be nice to have a daisy chain or gear loops on the outside to clip helmet, shoes, etc. to. Not enough to deduct a star, but just a bit to be desired.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy this at all, it's the best bag I could find for the money, especially with an integrated tarp.  The tarp is great, it's big, has rope tie loops on two corners, and feels like it will last.

Great BD quality and design, very impressed.

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Manufacturer's Description

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Black Diamond Demon Duffel PackPlanning to go on an adventure trip without worrying where to pack all your travel gear essentials? Throw those worries away because the Black Diamond Demon Duffel Pack is the most suitable duffel pack that can accommodate all your adventure gears all in one-piece. Whenever you are traveling or backpacking, this deluxe sport pack has a 42 L volume to that can lodge all your needs when you go for an adventure trip. It deals with much convenience since it features a full-length zipper for easy packing and quick access to your stuff also, you can simply tuck away the shoulder straps and the wide 1.5 in webbing hip belt in travel. And once you are ready to hit the trail, you can use the full framesheet with foam back panel for support and comfort. Get the Black Diamond Demon Duffel Pack now to experience a worry free and convenient adventure trip.

- SunnySports

For short approaches and casual days at the sport crag, leave the alpine pack in the closet, and load up the Black Diamond Demon Duffel. This deluxe duffel pack features a full-length zipper that gives you full access to your draws, rope, snacks, and other climbing essentials.


A deluxe sport cragging duffel pack, the Black Diamond Demon Duffel hauls your essential gear seamlessly from home, through baggage claim, on the trail and to the crag. A full-length zipper allows for easy packing and quick access. In travel mode, tuck away the shoulder straps and wide 38 mm (1.5 in) webbing hipbelt. Once you're ready to hit the trail, a full framesheet with foam back panel offers support and comfort.

- RockCreek

Free Shipping. Black Diamond Demon Duffel FEATURES of the Black Diamond Demon Duffel Framesheet with foam backpanel for comfort Tuck-away padded shoulder straps and 38 mm (1.5in.) webbing hipbelt Full-length zippered access Includes a removable 1.2 x 1.5 m rope tarp Internal zippered stash pocket The SPECS of the Black Diamond Demon Duffel Type: Unisex Volume: 2,565 cubic inches / 42 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz / 1.0 kg 420d dobby nylon, 400d nylon OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.

- Moosejaw