10 Best Climbing Rope Bags


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Climbing ropes are used for mountaineering, rope climbing and millions of other activities.

The Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA) is the international mountaineering and climbing federation that creates safety standards to which all climbing ropes must adhere. Independent labs are responsible for carrying out the tests. All dynamic ropes carried by REI pass the UIAA tests. – rei.com

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These ropes come in different sizes featuring different kind of functions. For a comfortable and safe travel, people usually buy rope bags to store their ropes before the rugged activity. These bags must feature the basic ability of storing the rope safely; packing and unpacking ease and the ability to carry other tools and accessories.

Wonderful engineering today brings you the best rope bags you can buy for your activity kit.

10. Trango Climbing Rope Bag ($34.90)

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This is a rope bag by Trango featuring two padded and removable straps which can allow you to carry it as backpack or shoulder bag. The oversized tarp provides an extravagant area for your rope and other accessories. It has a volume of 25L and weighs 550g. Holds rope well and can quickly roll harness, belay device, etc.

“I store my Sterling Evolution Velocity 70 meter in this bag, along with a bunch of anchors and ascending gear. The bag has more than enough space for all of it. I love the two tie-in points on the bag – I don’t worry about getting the ends tangled when I stack them because I can use the red loop for the bottom tail and the green loop for the top tail. Nice large tarp, but it doesn’t have a rope pouch (I think the Metolius Rope Ranger has one on the tarp). My only issue is that the metal buckles can’t be doubled back, so they slip when loaded, which gets a bit annoying at first. The buckles are almost identical to the ones on the Metolius bag, so I think those will last quite a long time.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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9. Black Diamond Climbing Rope Bag ($34.95)

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This is a Black Diamond Super Chute Rope Bag. The unit features barrel compression straps with metal buckles. There are two internal tie-in loops and an adjustable courier-style shoulder strap. You can carry it as a funnel or roll it traditionally. Holds ropes up to 80m and packs/umpacks well. Comes in three different colours, i.e., black, curry and deep torch.

“Great rope bag, but it’s just a rope bag. It does what it says and is how it’s described. Not as roomy as I’d like. Wish it had an extra compartment or so additional equipment. I am carrying a 30m rope my shoes and harness by beaner, and that is all it carries. If you’re looking for something more than a rope bag, I would suggest something else. If you are looking for a rope bag, this product is great. Excellent tarp, look, and easy to use roll out design.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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8. Psychi Climbing Rope Bag ($19.99)

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This is Psychi’s climbing rope bag with ground sheet buckles and carry straps. The built in ground sheet keeps your rope clean while in use. The closing buckles secure your rope once it’s in the bag and the back straps can be efficiently utilised during transportation. It has room for 60m rope and comes in yellow and purple. The material is nice, thick and sturdy in quality.

Good minimalist rope bag for the money. – ACR. 

“This functions very much like the Metolius bag for half the price. The material is nice and thick and good quality, but maybe slightly thinner than the competitor’s bag. The only real discernible difference is this bag has two backpack style carrying straps, while the other has one, over the shoulder strap. I am euphoric with this bag and ground shield. It makes for very quick setup and takes down.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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7. Black Diamond Climbing Rope Bag ($39.95)

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This is Black Diamond’s super slacker rope bag. The unit has a courier style shoulder strap and compression straps for efficient packability. You can access the rope via the full zip or drawcord closure. The rope tarp dimensions measures  123 x 152 cm (4 x 5 ft). Great for storage from ropes to  helmet, shoes, harness, beaners, etc. Slings over your shoulder for labour-saving transportation. This durable nylon will definitely last a while and fill your climbing gear needs. 

“This bag works perfectly for my needs. It carries my 60m rope, harness, shoes, biners, ATC, quickdraws, cordelette, helmet, and a 90 ft. Static line! It would be nice if the shoulder strap were a little more comfortable but for the price, it is a good little bag.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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6. Metolius Climbing Rope Bag ($29.95)

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This is Metolius’s dirtbag, new and popular with enhanced tarp capacity. The new closure system offers greater durability and functionality. It has a padded shoulder strap and ability to hold the 70m rope. No pockets for the rope (only increases the dirt) and because the tarp is so large, you can easily bundle up the rope, fold it all in half, and drop it in the bag.Does a great job of keeping dirt out. Good price and spacious.

“Fits my 70 ft 10.1 mm Single Rope just fine, and the tarp is large enough to belay from without getting the rope dirty. The shoulder strap is comfy enough, and although it’s a bit awkward to carry such a heavy rope on only one side of your body, I don’t think there is any way to improve this.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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5. Petzl Climbing Rope Bag ($49.95)

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This is Petzl’s large volume rope bag and can carry 110m long rope including the climbing gear. The unit stays upright when the rope is being used. A trapezoidal protective tarp is integrated into the bag, providing a clean area of 140 x 140 x 50 cm for the rope. There are handles on the two corners of the tarp for storing the rope in the bag. The unit allows easy adjustment with aluminium adjustable buckles. You can balance the bandolier with a belt for a more stable and comfortable carry when moving around. It weighs 1250g and is made from polyester fabric. You get tonnes of space. The build material is tough and sturdy and stands on its own with two extra pockets for odd-ends.

“This is top shelf stuff for gear nuts. Very soft to the crag because of messenger bag style, great strap, durable as far as I can tell, decent size tarp, I’ve put a second static rope in here as well … it’s pretty roomy.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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4. Liberty Mountain Climbing Rope Bag ($14.30)

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This is Liberty Mountain’s rope bag capable of carrying 60m of rope. No frill; easy to carry around and measures 8″ x 23″. It weighs around 128 grammes and has straps on the back which can make it work as a backpack. Light and sweet, this bag holds up good.

“Used it for a weekend canyoneering carrying my 60m rope. Threw it around a lot and never had a problem stuffing the rope in. Sits a little strange if you wear it as a backpack, but that’s to be expected. I wouldn’t recommend using this canyoneering if there’s water as there aren’t any drains.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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3. Dr Dry Climbing Rope Bag ($23.99)

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This is ArborMax’s rope bag with compartments on the outside for carrying other tools and accessories. It’s big enough to hold 150ft of rope and is sturdy and stylish. Great piece of technical gear.

“Other companies make more specific bags for holding your ropes in canyoneering. I bought these for $60 cheaper each, cut my own drainage holes in the bottom and they worked like a charm for my 200 ft static ropes. Highly recommend!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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2. Metolius Climbing Rope Bag ($39.95)

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This is Metolius’s best selling rope bag with enhanced capacity. The unit is redesigned to facilitate easier loading and unloading. The straps around the bag work ideal for compression and the aluminium buckles are unbreakable. A clear window lets you see the rope in there and can easily hold a 70m rope. It can be pretty compact as well as spacious. A little con: It cannot be worn as a backpack but is an excellent basic rope bag.

“This is a great bag for the price. It won’t be a carry all, but it can easily hold a 70m rope. The window on the tarp is a little gimmicky, but it’s pretty useful at times. The tarp is a decent size, plenty of room to flake, but keeps it pretty compact otherwise. Convenient loop on one end gives you a place to clip on shoes or quickdraws. Pretty durable thus far.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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1. Rothco Climbing Rope Bag ($22.99)

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This is Rothco’s Nylon Black Stealth Rappelling Bag. The unit has been tested for maximum durability and designed with the toughest use in mind. Perfect for hauling your climbing rope. You can fit in 20m of 9mm rope but can’t fit 60m x 10mm. Good quality general purpose bag and the right size for a small climb.

“I have had this bag for about five years. I’ve abused this bag just as much as one could harm a piece of equipment. I bought it much cheaper and in that, I figured I could rough it up and pick up another one when it broke. However, it never broke so here I am writing about it.

I take this bag camping off of the beaches of the FL Everglades in Chokoloskee Island Park. Holds rope and tools that I don’t mind getting wet/sandy. It’s not dry, so don’t expect it to be. There is a velcro opening on the ass-end of the bag. Makes it easy to get in and out of I guess, but I don’t use it much. Planning on buying another bag to use at the gun range. It’s great if you use it for what it’s intended for: Rope and tools.

Update: 4/23/2013

The thing won’t break. Still a solid little bag in my eyes. I may do a youtube review when I get the chance. I remember when I bought this bag, I was debating on getting an expedition instead, but decided for a small utility bag, I couldn’t beat the price at the time and couldn’t justify buying a $70 bag just to keep as a utility bag. It’s nowhere the fabric strength of an expedition, but as of late, I am not impressed with Maxpedition’s stitching jobs. On my second return in under seven months for the same bag.

I gave five stars because of its reliability, price point, molle compatible on both sides, size, and multi-functional. I didn’t knock off a star for lack of waterproofing; because it’s not intended to be waterproof or water-resistant. So no need bashing a product for something it shouldn’t be used for.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.

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Happy Climbing!
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