The Arc'Teryx Haku Rope Bag is a simple, functional system for carrying ropes to and from climbs. Designed with a hole in the center to funnel rope through to the bucket, the tarp can be picked up and quickly folded for transport.
|Carrying Options:||Shoulder Strap|
|Dimensions:||Ground Sheet (polyurethane coated): 4 x 4 inches|
|Fabric:||210D nylon ripstop|
|Material:||210D nylon 6.6 ripstop|
|Weight:||14.4 oz / 408.8 g|
After the discontinuation of the Pali rope bag I was despondant. I wanted a bag that perfectly nested into my Miura 50, but alas there was nothing for me.
Now that the Haku has come out I am psyched. I ended up getting two of these since my girlfriend also has a Miura 50 and we own a lot of ropes.
First it fits very well into the bottom of the Miura 50 vertically if you have a 70+m rope in there and horizontally if you have a 60m or a very thin cord.
The design is ingenious. When you start climbing the rope feeds out of the bag like a rope bucket and once the pitch is done the whole thing sits neatly on the tarp. When its time to move or pack up you just pick up the corners of the tarp and poof the rope drops into the bag via a "trap door" which keeps it flaked and ready to be dispensed once more. The bag also has a convenient shoulder strap so you can walk it over to the base of the next rig with ease.
When you are totally done just pick it up, the rope drops in, stuff in the tarp, and roll the thing dry bag style. Slick and easy. I'm glad the Pali has a venerable heir.
So far, I've only been using this in the gym. As expected, the past 2.5 months of 3 days a week climbing hasn't made a dent in the way this thing looks or functions.
I wish the tarp were a bit bigger as it would make it easier to keep the rope on the bag when pulling it down.
I've also found that i tend just grab the bag via the tarp and carry it that way as opposed to actually packing it back in when quickly moving from one wall to another in the gym, it manages this just fine except that i occasionally find myself tripping over the straps, i kind of wish there were a cleaner way to keep the straps closer to the bag (when the tarp side is up, the straps for closing the bag are towards the ground).
Overall I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend to others.
The Arc'teryx Haku ropebag is perfect for hanging out around the crag. If you plan on moving around, just dumping the rope in the bucket is simple and easy. Fits a 70 meter rope easily and packs down to a nice size to fit at the bottom of a backpack. For your next rope bag, make Haku your choice.