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Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack


    Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

    The Black Diamond Epic 45 pack is a durable ice cragger with a suspension that offers great range of motion and freedom of movement.

    • $189.95

    Item # 813389

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    • Lightweight reACTIV™ XP suspension offers great mobility, support and stability for scrambling and climbing
    • Fixed shoulder straps and vented, thermoformed back panel offer breathable comfort
    • Removable, padded hipbelt with fixed 38mm webbing belt disperses load weight comfortably around your hips
    • Top-loading main compartment features removable floating top lid and a tuck-away rope strap
    • Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir sleeve and drink tube exit port (reservoir sold separately)
    • Ice tool PickPockets™, 3-point haul system and welded crampon patch accommodate climbing gear; side compression straps take up extra volume and stabilize your load
    • Black Diamond Epic 45 pack is made of tough ripstop nylon

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


    Item 813389

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    View specs for sizes: S, M, L

    Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack Specs
    Best use
    43 liters45 liters47 liters
    2,624 cubic inches2,746 cubic inches2,868 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 5 oz.3 lbs. 6 oz.3 lbs. 7 oz.
    15.5 - 18.5 inches17.5 - 20.5 inches19.5 - 23.5 inches
    26 - 31 inches29 - 34 inches34 - 39 inches
    Ripstop nylonRipstop nylonRipstop nylon
    1 peripheral hoop1 peripheral hoop1 peripheral hoop
    2 + main compartment2 + main compartment2 + main compartment
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    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
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    Suspended mesh back panel
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    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

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    Rated 4.3333/5 based on 3 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat pack, one minor issue Did an overnight snow route in Colorado with this pack. Very comfortable and effective. The swivel hip-belt is a very nice touch. The overall design of the pack distributes a decently heavy load nicely. You can pack this thing to the gills and not have to worry about over-doing it. Durable and user friendly, yet simple without too many bells and whistles. Really liked the ax holders. Would have given this pack 5 stars, but the zipper on the top of the lid would not zip closed - faulty zipper design. Going back to try and find one of these packs without this defect. I highly recommend this pack for alpine/snow climbs and general mountaineering, BUT do NOT order online. Go to the store and make sure that all of the zippers work properly.
    Date published: 2011-12-09
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat climbing pack Innovative "flex" suspension system in hip belt and shoulder straps is very comfortable. Ice tool pocket works great and is easier to access than traditional ice axe loops. Love the one handed operation of the spindrift collar closures on top of pack. Has rope strap built in. Brain has two pockets, one for small items. Very good technical pack.
    Date published: 2014-02-03
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromAlmost worked for me I wanted to love this backpack. It seems well made and the unique suspension system intrigues me. I purchased it with mountaineering in mind. The trouble I had with it was the lack of adjustability. I am somewhat tall and slender (6' tall, 30" waist), and the torso length of these packs cannot be altered. The waist belt of the Medium fit well, but the torso was too short. Bumping up to a Large improved the torso fit, but then the waist belt was too big to cinch down and ride my hips properly. Had to return it. I like the streamlined simpleness of the backpack. The ice tools pocket might be a good thing for technical climbers - I would have preferred a couple of simple ice axe loops.
    Date published: 2013-01-10

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