The DMM Void 45L is the perfect on-the-fly kit bag to accompany climbers and adventurers of all kinds on their trips around the globe. This 45 litre version matches the maximum ‘carry-on’ size for airline hand luggage used by most major airlines. This burley climbing duffle bag provides all the features you'll ever need without cluttering the bag with useless add-ons. The padded zip top panel gives easy access and makes for a comfortable carry when the bag is in 'rucksack-mode' (the Void also has the carry option of a simple shoulder strap or grab handles). Inside there are just enough features to help keep your gear organised and to-hand when required. Feature highlights include, both large and small internal zip pockets, high visibility material and compression straps and quick-release strap buckles.
A Comfortable and Easy Carry
The moulded lid panel gives a comfortable carry when the bag is set up with rucksack straps. The foam pad is reassuringly firm and will protect your back from hard objects, such as your climbing rack. The shoulder strap buckles are quick release, which means you can switch them quickly at the airport check in.
If you aren’t using the shoulder straps they can be stored away safely using the internal buckles – this also provides a way of securing/compressing the load internally.
The top grab handles can easily be cinched together with a padded Velcro wrap. They also have press studs on the side so that they can be stashed out of the way when you are using the bag in rucksack carrying mode – this avoids snagging both the grab handles and the shoulder straps when loading yourself up. There are two additional grab handles, one at either end, to help lift and carry the bag during transit.
The lid panel is hinged in sections so that you can get easy access to each part of the bag. The lockable panel zip is heavy duty YKK and can be zipped in either direction. The inside walls of the bag are lined with a bright yellow material which reflects light in, making it easier to find what you are looking for.
Inside the bag there are a number of useful features which help to keep your kit well organised. There is a stash for the shoulder straps which doubles as a compress for the bag contents. The A4 sized pocket is easily accessible and is ideal for travel documents. The small zip pocket has key clip for extra security.
The external compression straps allow you to crush the bag down and reduce the volume so the contents of a half full bag don’t rattle around. The straps also allow you attach poles to the outside of the bag.
Light but Hardwearing
A duffle bag needs to be tough, and the Void certainly is, but it needs to be light too, otherwise you’ll end up eating into your baggage weight allowance. To achieve this fine balance between toughness and lightness we have used hardwearing materials from the same Ballistic family that we construct our bouldering pads with. To further increase durability the base is reinforced and there is no exposed stitching.
It's a no brainer! solid, practical, great shape, amazing value!
The buckle removing system is fantastic (allows removal in seconds), the zippers are bomb-proof (as is the rest of the bag). I hope DMM keep making this bag for a long time... and that they'll add some mesh pockets on the inside sides. I can't see it wearing out anytime soon, but if it eventually does I'll certainly buy it again!