Sterling Rope Launches Crag and Climbing Fitness center Packs

Sterling Rope simply dropped two new packs to assist climbers convey their gear to the health club or crag in an ‘simple and arranged method,’ the corporate stated.

In comparison with many different sports activities, climbing affords a comparatively simple entry level. 

It’s simply footwear and perhaps a chalk bag for bouldering, and the addition of quickdraws, a harness, and twine for sport climbing. However fairly rapidly, it turns into clear that the beat-up JanSport you’ve been utilizing since highschool received’t final lengthy in opposition to sharp rocks.

That’s when climbing packs turn out to be useful, like the brand new choices from Sterling, a Maine-based firm recognized primarily for its ropes. The corporate’s baggage permit for straightforward transport of the fundamentals whereas accommodating the rising number of climbing gear.

In the event you’re available in the market, Sterling’s baggage, together with the Bartleby Fitness center Bag and the Wonderwall Crag Bag, could be simply the factor. The corporate stated each are named after common climbing routes in Maine’s Acadia Nationwide Park and are light-weight, sturdy, and designed particularly for climbers.

Bartleby Gym Bag
Entrance and rear views of the Bartleby Fitness center Bag; (picture/Sterling)

Sterling Bartleby Fitness center Bag Particulars

As soon as upon a time, climbers used the identical backpack for every little thing. Now, there are baggage just like the Bartleby, designed solely for journeys to the world’s exploding inhabitants of climbing gyms.

Sterling calls it “an indispensable pack for health club climbers who mix work and play.” This 28L pack has sufficient room for the necessities and is available in a “fashionable design” to be used on the health club, workplace, or journey, Sterling wrote.

The bag’s MSRP clocks in at $120.


  • 180-degree clamshell opening for final entry
  • Segregated pungent/soiled compartment
  • Extremely-comfortable shoulder straps
  • Detachable waist strap
  • Laptop computer sleeve
  • Key/health club membership clip
  • A number of inside organizer pockets
  • Exterior organizer pocket
  • Ripstop nylon material

Sterling Wonderwall Crag Bag Particulars

The Wonderwall Crag Bag might be thought-about the “step up” for health club climbers seeking to get exterior. Or it may merely be an improve for outside climbers who shredded their outdated pack after years of journey.

This bigger, 33L pack comes with top-loading and roll-top options, making it splendid for trad and sport climbers in search of versatility, Sterling stated. A large-mouth entrance zipper opening “permits quick and easy accessibility to all your gear,” the corporate stated.

Wonderwall Crag Bag
Entrance and rear views of the Wonderwall Crag Bag; (picture/Sterling)

With an MSRP of $180, you’ll should shell out a number of further bucks for this one.


  • Extremely-comfortable shoulder straps
  • Detachable padded waist belt
  • Extensive-mouth duffel opening for straightforward gear entry
  • Roll-top closure for versatile loading and expanded quantity
  • High cinch strap for exterior carry choices
  • Built-in hydration port and bladder pocket
  • Inside organizer pocket
  • Inside compression harness to maintain your load secure
  • Ripstop nylon material

Sterling has lengthy earned a repute for strong gear. However in order for you a colourful bag that stands out from the group, look elsewhere. As of proper now, it seems that the packs solely are available black.

Study extra about Sterling’s baggage and merchandise on its web site.

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