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Jul 14, 2016
I recently stumbled across a unique pack made by Organic. I was hoping to get some feedback from people that have experience with the "spot pad"(or another iteration of this design).

1.) Pros/Cons?
2.) How do you use it?
3.) Would you recommend this as a crag pack?
4.) Are there any problems with items falling out of the bottom?
5.) What is the approximate capacity?
6.) Any other thoughts on the product... (from first hand experience)

Organic Spot Pad
Kereinha
Joined Sep 10, 2013
10 points
Nov 7, 2016
The spot pad is an excellent crag pack pack and for light bouldering or four lounging at the base of the crag. Can fit all the essentials for a day of climbing.. I had the original made by Black Diamond Or Pusher back in the mid 90's. I would recommend it. Andoni
Joined Jan 1, 2015
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Nov 13, 2016
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Kereinha wrote:
I recently stumbled across a unique pack made by Organic. I was hoping to get some feedback from people that have experience with the "spot pad"(or another iteration of this design). 1.) Pros/Cons? 2.) How do you use it? 3.) Would you recommend this as a crag pack? 4.) Are there any problems with items falling out of the bottom? 5.) What is the approximate capacity? 6.) Any other thoughts on the product... (from first hand experience) Organic Spot Pad


I have had both the original BD Spot from the 1990's, and just picked up the Organic one this summer. The design improvements are good. It has some extra flaps to try and close off the gaps to keep everything inside better than the original, but isn't 100% perfect. I have had the occasional stray piece of gear dangling through at the bottom. I keep my gear on a sling so nothing will drop out completely and get totally lost.

I bought it mainly for sport cragging (which I don't do often) and having a place to hang out instead of just rocks. It can also obviously smooth out a rough landing at the start of a route, but it is very thin so it is not going to protect you like a real crash pad.

The capacity is pretty good, and can be made slightly bigger or smaller depending on how tightly you cinch all the straps. I have not used it for cragging with my trad rack. It carries ok, but not like a regular pack.

- Alex
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Joined Jun 17, 2011
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