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In the market for a decent kit bag for climbing kit, preferably something that I can get at least 1 rope in, harness, ‘biners, etc. The Arbortec ones seem particularly good value, but if they’re anything like the trousers I’d rather steer clear! Just wondering what people use, what they rate, value for money is a big one as I’d rather not break the bank! Cheers all 

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I’d advise against storing your rope in with your harness as when climbing it’s nice to ‘try’ to keep your rope in your rope bag as much as you can, to save your groundies using it as a lovely brightly coloured carpet !
Also, your rope invariably gets wetter than your harness so it’s nice to keep them separate .
Your harness kit bag will be heavy enough without the rope in it and balancing the kitbag in one hand and your rope bag in the other makes for easier portage down long gardens .
Ultimately very personal choices but this seems to work for me .
Sport’s Direct sell a rubberised Helly Hansen kit bag for a reasonable price that I’ve had for over a year now which is holding up nicely . Ropes go in one of these excellent recycled bags ....IMG_8750.jpg

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I've been using a bag I bought in Go Outdoors for £45, it's held up well for a couple of years now starting to go in the corners. Spikes are in a different bag, I think that helps.

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I was given one of the big Teufelberger rope buckets and it is awesome, highly recommend. They are expensive but i cant see why it wont last a lifetime. Full climbing kit and helmet fits in there (again I keep spike separate) and its got rucksack straps which is great for the long walks to a tree.

 

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Teufelberger ropeBUCKET from Honey Brothers. The largest equipment specialist in the tree care industry.

 

must admit this looks pretty handy though. 

 

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NOTCH ProAccess Bag (53444) from Honey Brothers. The largest equipment specialist in the tree care industry.

 

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Bear Valley just launched a new bag for climbers gear. 70l capacity I think, about £80. 
 

Looks decent, however, I’m a forester so have no idea if it’s any good for a climber.

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8 hours ago, Treerover said:

I’d advise against storing your rope in with your harness as when climbing it’s nice to ‘try’ to keep your rope in your rope bag as much as you can, to save your groundies using it as a lovely brightly coloured carpet !
Also, your rope invariably gets wetter than your harness so it’s nice to keep them separate .
Your harness kit bag will be heavy enough without the rope in it and balancing the kitbag in one hand and your rope bag in the other makes for easier portage down long gardens .
Ultimately very personal choices but this seems to work for me .
Sport’s Direct sell a rubberised Helly Hansen kit bag for a reasonable price that I’ve had for over a year now which is holding up nicely . Ropes go in one of these excellent recycled bags ....IMG_8750.jpg

Those buckets do look ideal! I’ve been using the buxtons cheapy bags for ages, so similar design etc. I wouldn’t be storing ropes in there, they always get hung up out of the kit bag so they don’t get horrible after a wet day😂 I’m going self employed start of next year and I’m after something that I can keep everything in-so when you’re going out with just a climbing kit & top handle you’ve got it all in 1 or two bags (would still have separate bag for long rope) 

 

@IronMike that bear valley bag looks brilliant for the money, might have to have a further look at that!

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I have gone cheapo. All bags from aldi or lidl, have lasted 2yrs already and no issues.

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I have the big arbortec bag. It’s decent, I can fit a 70m rope, harness with all the gubbins, base tie stuff, wrench stuff and a throwing line in it plus extras. I have fitted all that + a 60m line in too, when needed. 
I’m the complete opposite to treerover, I’d rather have my kit on my back. So everything in the bag and then I’ve got spare hands for a saw, rigging bag or what have you. If your ropes wet your harness is wet too, so you’re taking stuff out to dry it no matter what. 

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