Black Diamond Touchstone Haul Bag.
Carry your climbing equipment with you in the reliable Black Diamond Touchstone Haul Bag. Ideal for two-day use, the Touchstone Haul Bag can deal with any prolonged abuse while keeping your precious equipment safe and secure when you're climbing big walls all over. It's made from super-tough, vinyl-laminated nylon, which is durable, lighter, and less expensive, and it has a 70 L. (4272 cu. in.) volume for ample storage. Its EVA foam padded hipbelt and tuck-away straps let you carry the bag with better comfort and more natural movement. The bag also comes with an internal zippered pouch so you can store small items in the bag and make them easy to access. With a rugged and comfortable design and ample storage, this Touchstone Haul Bag is simply perfect for your climbing adventure. Keep your climbing equipment secure inside the Black Diamond Touchstone Haul Bag as you climb.
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The Touchstone Bag by Black Diamond. Mid-size haul bag for two-day trips.
The Touchstone is an excellent size for one bivy, big wall ascents. Built from burly vinyl laminated nylon duck material, the 70 Liter Touchstone is one tough rig. Easy tuck away shoulder straps and waistbelt provide ample support when the bag is stuffed to the max. The waterproof and double walled skirt lays flush with the bag's body, sheds water and offers easy access.
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Dimensions:||Height = 70 cm / 28" Width = 36 cm / 14".|
|Volume:||4.272 cubic inches / 70 liter|
|Weight:||2.4 kg / 5 lbs. 4 oz.|
So I've had a touchstone for three years and it's been half way to hell and back with me and is still hanging tough...this is a durable set up...built for uber-abuse. The suspension system is excellent for a Haul bag, which means less suffering (yes you will still suffer it's not an anti gravity haul bag.) If you are someone who has trouble fitting their rack rope and say drill or pitons for first ascent cragging this could be a good choice. When I was putting up some of my Indian Creek FAs last year this was the perfect bag to get everything and the kitchen sink to the base. This is the perfect second or third bag depending on your stay on the wall. WHen you carry loads down or up...the heavy stuff goes in this and the rest goes in the big pig so weights are distributed evently. While this haulbag will not make you walk on water or help you read the minds of your enemies...it will get you to the base of your dream proj. with everything you will need to send HUGE!
A perfect sized haul bag for one-bivy walls or as a second bag on grade VI's. It also holds EVERYTHING you would ever need for a day at the crags too! The stand-up-by-itself design makes it easy to use while its on the ground. The shoulder straps carry OK for a haul bag but I wouldn't go far without slipping a foam pad into the back panel to keep your hardware from poking you in the spine.
This bag lacks the dry-bag closures, sealed seams, and internal daisies featured on other bags but it does have a super handy internal pocket/pouch!
Out standing bag . . . Moving my rack in or out of this guys is a snap.(My rack BD C4's #4-.3 and then some) No more fuss with working it into my backpacking bag. Tons of room (70L got to love it) for layers, water, food and any thing under the sun. Only gripe is the straps . . . could use some more padding! Cant wait to hit the big walls with this guy.
Lotsa room and comfortable to wear on the approach - think this bag will last forever.
This haul bag definitely does its job. While it may not be as good as the competing Metolius or older A5 bags, this bag is great. The main differences are narrower haulstraps, and the top enclosure system. These differences do not detract from the quality of the bag. This is a great Grave IV bag or like Cedar says below, "If you are someone who has trouble fitting their rack rope and say drill or pitons for first ascent cragging this could be a good choice."
Another note is this bag carries extremely well. Comfortable!
Off the bat: awesome bag but desperately needs load lifters. I packed this thing full with 50 lbs of gear (overstuffed for sure) and had a 3 hour approach through some gnarly off trail terrain. The bag resisted thorns and being thrown around like a suit of armor but my neck and shoulders were killing me, all that are missing are load lifters like its larger siblings.