The Black Diamond Mission 50 Pack. Durable ice cragging pack with reACTIV XP suspension.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Mission 50 Pack
Reactive XP suspension with fixed shoulder straps
Thermoformed, vented back panel
Top loading with removable floating top pocket and tuck-away rope strap
Ice tool Pickpockets, 3-point haul system and crampon pocket with welded patch
Removable padded hip belt with fixed 38 mm webbing belt
Rated 5 out of
Great Durable pack for the money.In my opinion this is a great pack for ice climbing/alpine climbing. The ice tool pockets are great and are easy to put tools into and the crampon patch makes it easy to store crampons. It also features loops on the waist belt for holding biners/pro which seam to hold up very well. The hydration bladder is also easily stored and is kept safe from other items in your pack. The pack is also incredibly durable. One problem I do have with the pack is the strap for tying down rope has a clip hidden away which is very difficult to clip, however I wouldn't rate it any less for that as it is a wonderful pack and it is super comfortable even when carrying heavy loads.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 2 out of
I expected better from Black DiamondFirst off, it is not as tough as I expected it to be. It comes with a 3 loops for hauling but it did not fare well and got pretty ripped up on just one pitch of rock. Maybe it is only meant to come in contact with smooth ice. Also female buckle of the top rope strap is hidden in a pouch and is hard to clip with bare hands and impposible with gloves on. I don't know how that feature made it through product testing. I do like the way the pack holds the ice tools and keeps the picks secure.