Black Diamond Axiom 30

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Good basic top-loader, has plenty of space, dynamic…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69


Good basic top-loader, has plenty of space, dynamic suspension is well thought out design.


  • Good storage space
  • Weight balance
  • Moldable frame
  • Phenomenal bang for the buck


  • Top lid hangs a little low when pack isn't completely full.
  • Lacks hydration sleeve, though has hangers.

I have yet to hit the trail with her, but use her everyday with about a twenty to twenty-five pound load, books, computer, Nalgene etc. The hipbelt pockets are large enough to fit a small camera, cordage, or various other things as needed.

I'm a 52 chest with a 24" torso and the L size has been perfect. The motion adaptive strap system is a little different, but just by shrugging the shoulders it can be adjusted to comfortable levels. 

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On Sale. Free Shipping. Black Diamond Axiom 30 Pack FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Axiom 30 Pack Patent-pending reACTIV suspension with Open-Air back panel Top-loading roll-top closure with removable top pocket for quick and clean volume adjustment Soft, breathable 3D mesh on hip belt and shoulder straps Dual hip belt stash pockets, side stretch pockets and front compression stretch pocket Trekking pole/ice axe loops, hydration compatible SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Men's Axiom 30 Pack Material: 210d nylon ripstop and twill, 70 X 210d dobby The SPECS for Small Volume: 1700 cubic inches / 28 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz / 1.02 kg The SPECS for Medium Volume: 1830 cubic inches / 30 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz / 1.08 kg The SPECS for Large Volume: 1950 cubic inches / 32 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz / 1.12 kg OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.

- Moosejaw

CLOSEOUTS . Enjoy moving light and fast in comfort with Black Diamond Equipment's Axiom 30 backpack. The reACTIV suspension system moves with your body, and the OpenAir mesh back panel keeps you cool and sweat-free. Available Colors: GECKO, RED CLAY. Sizes: L, M, S.

- Sierra Trading Post

If you're a light-and-fast hiker who won't settle for the stuff-sack-with-straps breed of ultralight packs, the Black Diamond Axiom 20 Backpack is your ticket to comfortable big-mileage days. The Axiom features a roll-top closure with a removable lid for additional streamlining, and plenty of pockets, loops, and straps accommodate all the extra gear you'll need for long outings in the mountains.


The Axiom 30 Pack from Black Diamond features their reACTIV suspension system with and OpenAir backpanel and offers accessible storage at multiple locations.