Black Diamond Nitro Pack

The nimble and streamlined Black Diamond Nitro pack is a great choice for quick hikes and fast scrambles when you don't want unecessary weight and bulk to slow you down.
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Item # 845338

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  • Features a breathable back panel and soft, breathable 3D mesh on the hipbelt and shoulder straps for robust support and comfort
  • Innovative shoulder straps move in concert with a hiker�s stride or a climber�s reach by sliding through the bottom of the pack with a low-friction cable and housing
  • Shoulder straps are linked by the cable which helps maintain an even, balanced load across the shoulders
  • Zippered panel access makes it easy to pack and unpack your gear
  • Hipbelt pocket, front compression stretch pocket and side stretch pockets provide plenty of accessible storage options for water bottles, snacks and other essentials
  • Tool loops and compression straps accommodate trekking poles or an ice axe
  • Internal hydration sleeve holds a reservoir (not included)
  • The Black Diamond Nitro pack is constructed of 210-denier ripstop nylon for excellent durability and light weight


Black Diamond Nitro Pack

Specification M/L S/M
Best use Hiking Hiking
Frame type Internal Internal
Ultralight No No
Gear capacity (L) 22 liter 20 liter
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 1,342 cubic inches 1,220 cubic inches
Weight 1 lb. 15 oz. 1 lb. 14 oz.
Weight - metric 0.89 kilograms 0.87 kilograms
Adjustable torso No No
Fits torso 18.5 - 21 inches 16 - 19 inches
Fits waist/hips 28 - 45 inches 26 - 40 inches
Material(s) Ripstop nylon Ripstop nylon
Frame material Aluminum Aluminum
Number of stays 1 peripheral V-shaped hoop/1 center stay 1 peripheral V-shaped hoop/1 center stay
Suspended mesh back panel No No
Pack loading Panel Panel
Pack access Panel Panel
Number of exterior pockets 6 + main compartment 6 + main compartment
Sleeping bag compartment No No
Raincover included No No
Dimensions 18 x 12 x 6 inches 18 x 12 x 6 inches
Gender Unisex Unisex

Black Diamond Nitro Pack

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Rated 5out of5
by fromLove this back pack I took this back pack on vacation to Kauai. It was great for hiking and sight seeing day trips. It has one zippered compartment. One or two more inside would have been nice. Very good overall.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromExcellent Pack Having owned 40-odd packs over many decades, I think I know what a good internal frame suspension system should feel like. This one is the best, probably better than the suspension system in my somewhat larger Osprey pack. It fits certain of my needs almost perfectly: hiking, scrambling, cragging, and some alpine climbing. The only problem is that there is no good way to strap a pair of crampons on the front. It can be done but with some awkwardness. The problem could be solved with four strategically placed loops. Come on, BD, what would it cost per unit, 50 cents?
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 4out of5
by fromcomfortable pack, odd hydration sleeve This pack includes comfort features that you would normally hope for on larger packs...all while keeping the weight to a reasonable level. It even includes the reACTIV suspension system...a nice feature if you ever load this up. My only serious complaint is with the external access hydration sleeve. This is more of a deep pocket that is positioned between the back panel and the main compartment. It's a bit hard to access (you can barely fit your hand in it), and it hasn't any way of sealing out the rain. I've noticed this same clumsy external hydration sleeve design on some other packs. I hope it's a fashion that goes away...or is at least improved upon. Personally, I like having a simple hydration sleeve in the main compartment. When it's not used for a hydration pouch, it can be a useful divider pocket for a tablet or gloves or hat, etc. That aside, overall the pack has a clean design, more comfortable than others, especially in the 20 liter range. If Black Diamond simplified the hydration sleeve by bringing it back inside, I'd give it five stars.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Back Just got this and ran this through a steep section of trails and I must say that I was quite impressed. I have owned many 1-2 day packs and this is my favorite as the suspension system and back panel is a dream (stable, weight balanced and breathable). I usually carry 2L of water and all my 10 essentials and while this does not take up 20L the option is still there for winter or higher assents. Even at half capacity the bag still distributes the weight nicely and keeps its shape. The pack is light for 20L compared to many others and I prefer the bulk loading area opposed to twenty different organization pockets. The down sides are that it is hard to stash poles in the gear loops at the back. I would like to see a mini daisy chain just for those awkward to carry items such as crampons. The reservoir pouch is separate from the main compartment which is nice BUT it is a bit hard to get the bladder in but this is not really a concern for me. Anyway I was quite impressed.
Date published: 2013-06-09

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