Customer Reviews Of:
Mountain Hardwear Splitter 38 Climbing Backpack
Closeouts. Intelligently designed for hauling your climbing gear to the crag, Mountain Hardwear's Splitter 38 climbing backpack opens flat for easy access to your rope and rack, has multiple organizer compartments and includes a detachable rope tarp.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by T from IN on Sunday, June 8, 2014took out west on long day hikes was perfect , you can really load it up or very minimally but the compression straps keep whatever size of the load comfy and close to your back. the pockets were perfect place for keys , shoes , maps without the clutter, and the tarp it comes with is great came in handy a few times for rain and something to put our shoes and gear on in the tent vestibule while it was raining. great pack and beer opener came in handy quite a bit
Reviewed by Nick from Southern California on Saturday, May 4, 2013I purchased the small/medium and it is big enough to get most of my climbing gear inside, but it's hard to fit my harness and shoes in with the rope and draws already in there. you also don't have much room for anything else (lunch, first aid, etc.) That said the pack is otherwise perfect. Zippers are huge with little resistance , it has zippers pockets on the hip belt (all packs should have these) and it most importantly is comfortable. Just wish it was a little bigger.
Reviewed by RR from M on Thursday, April 25, 2013Have not used it yet, but I can tell this pack is amazing. Feels great on and it definitely lives up to the great reviews elsewhere. I would only point out two things:
First, it is super heavy duty, which is great because I am thinking this thing will last forever. But, it is also unusually heavy in weight (feels like it weights close to 4 pounds). So I think this pack is probably best suited to short to moderate approach single pitch.
Second, please note that it comes it two sizes. My friend got the large and it is quite a bit larger. He is 6'-1 and it fits him well; if you are short it might be too big. Also, some of the photos i have seen show orange trim and some yellow. Im not sure if it correlates with size, but, our small has yellow trim and the large one I saw had orange.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by mario from mty, mexico on Tuesday, February 12, 2013Use this backpack for rock climbing and its really a great deal. Very confortable for long approaches and easy to re-pack when moving to another climbing area.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by NCmtnman from Asehville, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 30, 2013I can't say enough about this this pack. 9 out of 10 packs that you see at the store are all the same. This pack is number 10. Your messy chalk bag goes into its own zippered pocket. Your draws go on one gear loop, your cams on another. Shoes go into their own compartment and you can see whether or not if you forgot that right foot shoe. Unzip the panel and have access to everything. Open the rope tarp and throw everything onto it. Bar none this the best organizing pack available.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ary from Menlo Park, CA on Saturday, January 26, 2013I don't own a car, and was looking for a well-constructed pack with good internal organization and moderate to large capacity that I could use for my work commute. Basically something that could handle a change of clothes and shoes, a laptop, my lunch, possibly a stop at the grocery store on the way home, and double as a travel/hiking pack for weekend trips. The Splitter 38 was almost perfect for all these functions. The sole drawback (and actually why I ultimately chose to return the pack) is that while it is perfectly designed for hikers, it rides too high on the back to be useful for biking, since the top of the pack kept jamming into my helmet. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend this pack as a thoughtfully designed, well manufactured piece of equipment that probably fulfills its intended functions perfectly.