The Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack is a cavernous, top-loading cragging Black Diamond backpack with unique “stand up” haul bag style bottom. This Black Diamond equipment features 5mm V-Flex suspension, padded shoulder straps, top-load access, tuck-away helmet/rope holder, and is hydration compatible. The Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack has really helped me pick up girls at the bar when I tell them I go rock climbing, but I was told that similar results may vary.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack
5 mm aluminum V-Flex suspension
Padded shoulder straps and removable dual-density hipbelt
Top-loading with floating top pocket
Tuck-away rope strap
Haul bag-style bottom keeps bag standing upright for easy loading
Compression Straps, Load-Lifter Straps, Hydration Compatible, Ice Axe / Trekking Pole Loops, Removable Hip Belt
50 liters / 3051 cubic inches
Rated 4 out of
Durable packThis pack has been very durable for me and hasn't shown any signs of wear after being dragged to countless crags. The last reviewer must've gotten a lemon. I like this pack, but it's not perfect. It could have a bit more compartmentalization, there's only two zippered pockets (both on the top part) besides the main part of the pack. The design for a hydration bladder is usable but not ideal. On the plus side, the 50 Caliber holds a full trad rack, two ropes and whatever other gear I need with room to spare for food, water and extra clothing. 4/5 despite some minor shortcomings.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 1 out of
This pack holds stuff, at least it does that...I got this pack through my old job and at first i was impressed. I mean its a backpack it holds things what else could you want. However when under light to moderate use in the first week the damn thing starts to fall apart, well then i question the product no the user. I have had seams blow, factory welded patches coming off. but...maybe mine is a lemon lets however it still has this aggravating habit of folding over and floppily shaking ever which way when not loaded to the brim. get a neon gear from Mammut instead.,,,,