Black Diamond Axiom 30



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. 

Black Diamond Axiom 30


The Black Diamond Axiom 30 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 5, 2015 at Moosejaw.

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