The Sentinel Haul Bag by Metolius. Durathane is the toughest haul bag fabric on the planet! Durathane is 10 times more abrasion resistant than the vinyl-coated nylon used in most other haul bags! Sure, it costs a little more, but typical vinyl bags wear out in 2 or 3 walls. Metolius testers have been telling us that Durathane haul bags can last for 20 walls or more! If you want to buy only one haul bag for your entire big-wall career and then be buried in it at the end, Durathane haul bags are the only choice.
FEATURES of the Metolius Sentinel Haul Bag
Smaller version of the Quarter Dome
SPECIFICATIONS of the Metolius Sentinel Haul Bag
Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz / 2.1 kg
Volume: 2800 cubic inches / 46 liter
Dimension: 25 x 12 x 9" plus 4" collar / 635 x 305 x 229 mm plus 102 mm
I purchased this bag to carry all my crap when I am headed out for sport climbing. I like as it is very durable. It is not, however, very comfortable. The shoulder straps dig into the skin when carrying heavy stuff. Also i wouldn't mind it being a bit bigger.
So the reason i procured this bag was for sport climbing, not the intended big wall climbing. The reason is i go through regular packs too quickly and thought this would be a bomber bag. I was definitely right, after 2 seasons of abuse it just has a few scratches and no signs of tears. I'm not easy on my gear. There are a few things that you should know: 1. it's not very comfortable, the shoulder straps can dig into your shoulders w/ heavy loads. 2. it's not water proof on the top. 3. it's a tight fit w/ rope, gear, food, extra clothes...2800 cu in.This is better than the Black Diamond haulbags since the closure flips over the bag, the BD just cinches tight allowing water to get in.