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Petzl Bug Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 43 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Bug - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Petzl Bug a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (20%)
Good (80%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Petzl Bug:

Reviewers like these things about the Petzl Bug

  • A lot of users thought that the Petzl Bug has a compact, ergonomic shape for maximum mobility during climbing or everyday use.
  • Other users found that it is suitable for carrying gear on the approach and when climbing.
  • Reviewers noted that the bag is a nicely sized daypack.
  • Other reviewers said that its inside pocket fits a laptop or tablet.
  • Several users observed the bag is not waterproof but repels light rain.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack thought that it could work nicely well as a daypack for outdoor sports climbing with a rope secured at the top strap.
  • They also mentioned that the bag's waist strap could be tucked hidden if not needed.
  • Others also said that the bag is super durable and helpful for long hikes and climbs.
  • Many testers noted that the bag's material is good and durable.
  • They also mentioned that it offers freedom of shoulder movement.
  • They also pointed out that the bag is not bulky.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the bag is smaller than expected.
  • Another user thought that it would have been nice to have an outside pocket to hold a water bottle rather than clipping into the strap in the middle of the bag.


Crowdsourced specs across all Petzl Bug models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)

Popular Models

Petzl Bug 18

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Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Petzl Bug features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps

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


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The Petzl Bug ranks #5 compared with the other Petzl bags.

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The Petzl Bug ranks #1062 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 33234. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019