This is a great product! It's large enough for my 60m 9.8mm rope and 150ft of 7mm cord. The build in rope tarp helps keep everything clean and untangled. The bag's draw string and strap closure keeps everything inside and all of the outside debris out, too. It's worth every penny!
I does, in fact, keep your rope out of the dirt. And when you're done at the crag just pick the tarp up and watch the rope funnel back down into the bag. It's like magic! The bag seems to be well constructed and tough but I've yet to abuse it enough to tell.
This is my first rope bag so I don't have any expectations to match from a previous purchase. I think overall this is a really nice quality bag. My Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Rope fits great in this and I have room for some extra stuff (bottles of water or snacks if I run out of room in my bag). I've put shoes/helmet in there too before but try to keep it just rope. Either way, fits everything well. I love the fold out and it is a good size area for that rope I have. The strap for carrying is comfortable and fits across the body well even with my backup on. I'd recommend this as an affordable and quality product.
Tons of space in this back. I have a 70m 10mm rope in it with tons of room to spare. I can fit two pairs of shoes a water bottle and whatever else I have lose when taking a short walk in-between crags. Holds up and keeps most sand or mud off of the rope thanks to the generously large tarp.
I have two ropes (well, three. I won one a Reel Rock), I keep my 70m in this bag and my 60m in a different one. This is the better rope bag that I've owned. It's fast to set up the tarp and quick and easy to put away. If your a stickler about saving space like me, this one is a good choice. The neck strap can be uncomfortable every once in a while but I have big backpacking pack I shove all my gear so I never have to worry about that.
The tarp is of ample size (4x4ft) and folds up nicely back into the bag when repacking the rope. If you want to fold it properly, fold the thirds of the tarp towards the center of the bag, and then roll the tarp into the bag. I've been able to fit a 70m 10.2mm rope, and then stuff extra gear and slings inside. There's more than enough space for small pieces.
The bag itself Is nice and easy to use. The straps sinch up tight easily and stay that way. The tarp is nice and large and has great loops on the corners for steakin it down. (I normally just put rocks on it) I have used this directly on snow and had no problem with seepage.I was surprised a few times when the rope tried to jail break and got about half way out. Now I had them tight already obviously but if you're like me and don't have a problem breaking brush and get really excited while thinking of climbing then make sure they are tight. I recommend the BD Super Chute Rope Bag
I bought this bag to take with me to go out to the Black Hills and it sure did me well. It is sturdy and has an easy stowing procedure that is easy enough to figure out! Good shoulder straps. Won't let you down.
"Its nice to carry a backpack and a separate rope bag, great tarp, and looks great"
My 60m rope fits perfectly with room for some gear or a harness if I am feeling ambitious. I have the orange bag, and the color is beautiful. On a more practical note, the tarp is great. It is certainly big enough. the strap is nice and thick, so it doesn't hurt to carry, unless it's a hike out to the crag. Then it is a bit of a pain. For longer hikes I seem to throw the strap over my shoulder then carry it like a baby... or a sack of potatoes. I do like being able to carry a full pack, that is not over taken by a rope, so I personally find not having a "climbing pack," to work the best.