Black Diamond Axis 33
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The redesigned Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack is a zippered, top-loading hauler engineered for comfort on rock, ice and fast alpine climbs. Its supportive suspension offers impressive freedom of movement.
Built on the same platform as Black Diamond's Epic packs with a zippered top-loading design, the Axis 33 Pack is equally suited to rock, ice and alpine climbing.The pack handles the diverse needs of done-in-a-day alpine climbers. The patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension system and SwingArm shoulder straps provide dynamic support and unparalleled freedom of movement, while ice tool PickPockets and a welded crampon patch keep your technical gear secure and at the ready. A removable padded hipbelt and a fixed webbing belt let you customize your support, and the top zip closure features a tuck-away helmet holder and rope strap.
Some packs sit on your back like a pillowcase full of rocks, but the Black Diamond Axis 33 Backpack rides as smoothly as a finely-tuned sportscar, thanks to its ergoActiv suspension that moves with you, eliminating hot spots and allowing for more natural movement so you can cover more ground with less effort. Of course, the Axis is designed with vertical endeavors in mind, but just imagine how many ice or rock pitches you could knock out in a day without your pack pulling you back to earth. The Axis has a fat-free design, forgoing the unnecessary bells and whistles in favor of ultra-functional features like PickPocket ice tool holders, crampon straps, and a three-point haul system if you end up pulling it up behind you. The SwingArm shoulder straps distribute the load evenly, and the vented, thermo-formed back panel keeps you cool and comfortable when you're pulling through the crux. Incorporate a tuck-away helmet holder, rope strap, and hydration compatibility to keep you well-watered on longer approaches, and you've got the fully-featured but remarkably trim Axis.
Equally suited to rock, ice and alpine climbing, the Black Diamond Axis 33 is designed with a versatile guide-style platform. The ergoACTIV suspension system to move with you whether you're approaching the crag or carrying the pack on route.Equally suited to rock, ice and alpine climbing, the Black Diamond Axis 33 is designed with a versatile guide-style platform. The ergoACTIV suspension system to move with you whether you're approaching the crag or carrying the pack on route.