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60L Worksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great climbing pack for long climbing trips. Carries very well and its modular design allows it to be used for nearly all aspects of a big trip. Not the best for backpackers who don't climb. My Cilogear Worksack I got my own Cilogear Worksack 60L about four months ago and have done my best to test it out in all different situations. I have used it backpacking, ice cragging, rock cragging, on multi-pitch ice, and multi-pitch rock, alpine climbing, and even snowshoeing. I have carried anywhere from… Full review

45L WorkSack

rated 5 of 5 stars Best winter pack ever! It's light but durable. Simple but highly customizable. All straps are possible to move into a plethora of combinations. Whatever you want to attach on the outside of the pack, just move the straps to fit your desires. Need to attach more stuff, just order more straps, though you'll get a ton to start with, I only ordered the specific ski carry straps, but I'm sure you can make some out of the straps you get with the bag, I was lazy. It comes in different lengths which is… Full review

60L Worksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I just did my first trip with this pack - sadly the trip didn't work out due to weather but the pack did. First off, Cilogear's service is excellent and very personal; they build a relationship with you and discuss your needs. My initial thoughts on receiving the pack were that it appeared to have everything laid out where it should be, the weight was very light and the pack compresses down very small. Fabric is excellent - the right combination of lightness or scuff-resistance where you need it… Full review

40L WorkSack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had this pack for about 6 months. I've used it for a trip up the Coe Glacier (Mt. Hood), a few day trips and a week of ice climbing in the Adirondacks. This pack is excellent for ice climbing. The crampon pocket and ice tool holders are extremely easy to use. The pack requires some time testing and adjusting but once you've dialed it in to your body, it is set to go. While out ice climbing, I abuse the heck out of it. It's my pad to sit on, used for bracing while mantling up a chimney,and is… Full review

60L Worksack

rated 5 of 5 stars The CiloGear 60L WorkSack is the best pack I've ever owned or used. It carries anything I've loaded it with beautifully, I've never had a pack move WITH me instead of against me. Truly the best pack for off trail hiking or alpine climbing I've ever seen. I highly recommend it to anybody with a bit of patience to get them through the first ten minutes of setting up the pack. This pack is surprisingly large, but unbelievably light -- I don't use many of the removable straps, and I've even forgotten… Full review

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CiloGear makes alpine and rock climbing packs in Portland, Oregon. Read Trailspace's profile of CiloGear and its founder, Graham Williams.

CiloGear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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May 7, 2009


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