First Ascent Yak Sac Duffle Review

First Ascent Yak Sac


First Ascent Yak Sac Review

Packed and ready to Go!!

The Yak Sac is a bombproof expedition bag designed for hauling gear for any sort of  journey on which you might be embarking.
(Anyone remember the movie: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag?).

This bag was a pleasure to pack due to the wide mouth opening.  Large items can be stowed with ease.
We tested the Medium Yak Sac on a 1 month road trip around Europe.
The bag carried our 3 man tent, 2 Sleeping bags, a sport climbing rack, clothing, shoes, and a few other items with space to spare!

The bag is waterproof, but if completely submerged, you can expect water to get in via the zippers.

The stowable shoulder straps convert the duffle to a backpack for easy carrying.  I would not recommend walking too far in ‘backpack’ mode when it is fully loaded as it does get uncomfortable and heavy.
We put our test bag through a fair bit of punishment, dragging it around airports, squashed it into small Euro cars, walked it up the mountain and it never failed us.

I recommend buying the size bag that you want intend on filling completely.  An under filled bag can become quite floppy (uncomfortable to carry and doesn’t protect your stuff as well.

Primarily made with expeditions in mind, the bag features:

  • Constructed of water and abrasion resistant outer fabric
  • Padded base
  • Heavy nylon carry handles + haul handles on either end
  • Stow away shoulder straps
  • Daisy chain tie down points that run along both sides of the bag
  • Large opening for easy packing (and finding things once packed)
  • Internal mesh pocket + 2 stash pockets on the inside
  • Large, heavy duty non-rusting zippers

Available in 3 sizes:
(61cm x 38cm x 38cm) – RSP:  R599
Medium (69cm x 42cm x 42cm) – RSP:  R699
(82cm x 52cm x 52cm) – RSP:  R899

The bags are due to hit the stores before Christmas 2010!

yak sac duffle bag

First Ascent Yak Sac Review

Call me ‘Donkey’

3 Responses to First Ascent Yak Sac Duffle Review

  1. Kobus Dec 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Nice review and seems worth a try. The price for these bags seem very reasonable compared to similar bags on the market. And really nice to finally see a lizard on one of these.

  2. Gustav Dec 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    How much? I want! one!

  3. Justin Dec 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Prices are looking pretty good!!

    Small – RSP: R599
    Medium – RSP: R699
    Large – RSP: R899

Leave a Comment/Reply/Review