Haku is a Hawaiian word meaning “to braid” and I like the meaning of this word, for rope management, as opposed to my words, which are “goddamn snakes nest”.
The new Haku rope bag, from Arc’teryx, services rope management in a simple, functional, and elegant way. It is, essentially, a tarp and a bag in one, and it rolls into a compact and clean shoulder carrier, when you’re ready to pack up for the day, or move to a new wall or crag. The funnel loading system makes it easy to pack the rope into the main compartment, which fits a standard 60 m rope. The RollTop closure and compression straps are nice additions by those crafty Cunacks from Arc’teryx.