Rodcle Consusa 45 Liter Pack Review
I have tried many packs for canyoneering over the years. I currently us an older Arcteryx Bora 35 Liter for most canyons that don’t require a combination of overnight gear, packrafting gear and a wetsuit. But when I need all of these I use a Rodcle Consusa 45 liter pack.
This is a much better pack then my previous heavily modified Metolius Sentinel haul bag. It drains quickly, rides fairly well and opens easily with a large single compartment to quickly stuff canyon jugs, rappelling gear or rope.
The shoulder straps are also relatively comfortable – though I wish they were adjustable for longer torsos. I also like the external handles for dragging through narrow slots. The PVC material also holds up under these conditions. I also wish it had an adjustable lid height like the 55 liter version.
I added a dive belt weight pouch and a couple of zip ties to hold the hydration bladder hose in place (not included).
- Drains quickly
- Large capacity
- Relatively comfortable both on your back and shoulders
- Hugs your back well.
- External handles
- Opens and closes easily
- Can’t adjust the waist strap up or down for longer/shorter torsos
- Should really have a larger (clamshell) lid compartment. Opening is too small.
- Only comes in yellow
- Needs waist belt pouch or two