3.5 out of 4
Keep your bucket dry
November 14, 2013
This Petzl Rope Bucket is just the thing for a 100m 9mm rope, or like the description says 200 ft 1/2 inch rope. There's barely room for a harness and a helmet, but once you're on site, they're not in the bucket anymore. The cinch is convenient but don't try and lift the bucket with a rope inside to cinch it down. DON'T! Tie points inside high and low are good to have, but a contrasting color might be better. Better still would be drain holes in the bottom. Nothing much would get in (other than water), but water should have an exit. It's easy to biner the bucket on a harness to feed out on canyoneering descents, and (so far) not much to break if you throw it or it falls.Pros: easy to attach to harness, Cons: no drain holes
What is your intent?
January 09, 2014
Intent is probably the first thing to decide. The rope bucket is sturdy and well built, except for the shoulder strap buckle. The plastic piece broke on the first trip. But, this was because I took it canyoneering. This would be great for carrying a rope with you at all times, but we frequently drop the bucket and rope over the edge. I had a 200' 3/8 static rope, and could probably fit a 250' rope in the bucket. For what I was looking for, it's bigger and bulkier than I wanted. I give it a higher rating for carrying to a wall, and a lower rating for trying to fit in a backpack for an all day canyon trip.Pros: sturdy, Cons: heavy, bulky for fitting in a pack, a little oversized
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