Black Diamond Super Genius
Design: Clamshell Climbing Pack
Size: 2800cu / 3200cu
Number of Pockets: 2 int. zip-off day pack
Max. Load Carried: 40kg
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: USD $189
Pretty good climbing pack. Clamshell design is excellent for locating gear and the internal pockets are large enough to accommodate a good rack, ropes and draws.
The zip off bullet pack and external daisy chains are also good. The bullet is great for trips to the gym/bouldering.
The pack is pretty durable and well constructed.
1. The suspension sytem could be improved. The internal plastic plate that sheilds your back from sharp objects has cracked along the aluminium stay. A bit more padding could be useful.
2. The Super Genius lacks the snap out fanny pack of the Genius (granted the internal pockets in the SG are larger and better laid out)
Design: Internal Frame
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs. approx.
Height of Owner: 5'7"
Price Paid: $190
I love this pack! It really is super. It rules for trad cragging and multi-pitch climbs. The zip off bullet pack is exceptional for gym climbing. The suspension on the bullet even tucks away for hauling. The Super Genius is a bit pricey, but I think it is well worth it.
This is my all-time favorite, I would recommend it to anyone. The only downside I saw was that it was a little heavy. But the abs plastic frame removes easily and makes a nice sled for those speedy decents.
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