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Patagonia Cragsmith Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 11 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Cragsmith - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (40%)
Good (0%)
Average (60%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Patagonia Cragsmith:

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Cragsmith

  • Reviewers thought that the Patagonia Cragsmith backpack provides optimal durability due to its nylon with Cordura Ballistic nylon base.
  • Other reviewers said that the main compartment might be accessed fully through its back panel.
  • Many of the users were able to place several gears on its daisy chains.
  • Those who have used the backpack felt comfortable using it due to its breathable mesh shoulder straps and back panel.
  • Users also commend the pack for having adjustable sternum straps, making it versatile to fit some body types.
  • Several users recommend the backpack for hiking, traveling, and camping.
  • Other reviewers found it easy to place several things inside the compartments.
  • Many users loved the versatility of its design.
  • Many of those who have tried the product thought that its frame and side foam enable the weight of the pack to be dispersed equally.
  • Users praised the presence of several pockets which provides enough space.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user mentioned that the backpack might not fit all body types and statures.
  • Another user discovered that there is no way to extend the shoulder straps.


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Cragsmith models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.9 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Patagonia Cragsmith features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Water resistant

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Patagonia Bags

The Patagonia Cragsmith ranks #11 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

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vs All Bags

The Patagonia Cragsmith ranks #996 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Patagonia Cragsmith vs the Patagonia Crag Daddy.

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Patagonia Cragsmith vs Patagonia Crag Daddy

Patagonia Cragsmith
Patagonia Cragsmith


Based on 11 reviews
Weight: 0.9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Cragsmith is rated a little bit worse than the Crag Daddy.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 14 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureCragsmithCrag Daddy
Compression straps
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Cragsmith is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Climbing Gear Reviews

In conclusion, thePatagonia Cragsmith 45is great improvement on the Crag Daddy 45, and although its the same capacity it feels bigger.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019