Black Diamond Covert
I purchased the L/XL (18 inch torso) version of this…
Design: clamshell opening, slim design
Size: L/XL version
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: $100
I purchased the L/XL (18 inch torso) version of this backpack for use snowboarding and I absolutely love it. It is by far the best snowboarding/skiing pack I have owned. I'm 6'3" and the L/XL size is perfect for me.
After two seasons of use, here are the things I appreciate most:
- clamshell design: I can open the main compartment zipper and lay the bag completely open and flat.
- the handle on the top is very durable and solid. It's also coated in rubber for easy handling.
- there is a sleeve for the hydration tube on the right shoulder strap to keep it from flopping around.
- you can strap a board to the back (vertically, not horizontally unfortunately), or skis to the back or to the sides. The straps and buckles are very durable even though the buckles are the "low profile" kind. I have seen no fraying or pulled stitching after having repeatedly strapped my board or my skis (188cm) and my child's skis to the pack.
- there are two cinch straps (one high, one low) on each side of the pack to make it as slim as possible so it doesn't affect your ability to sit on chair lifts.
- the waist belt is large and sturdy.
- there is a whistle built into the buckle of the chest strap. I've never had to use it but it's always there and it's very loud.
I'd highly recommend this pack to either skiers or boarders. This is my first Black Diamond product so I don't know much about the company but the construction quality of my pack is top notch with no signs of aging after two seasons of use.
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Free Shipping. Black Diamond Covert Pack FEATURES of the Black Diamond Covert Pack ergoACTIV suspension with SwingArm shoulder straps Large zippered front-panel opening New diagonal ski-carry cable plus A-frame carry option HiLo helmet holder, hipbelt stash pocket and fleece-lined goggle pocket Dedicated avy-tool organizer pocket and ice axe attachment Insulated hydration sleeve SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Covert Pack Type: Unisex 800d Ballistic, 420d Velocity nylon The SPECS for S/M Volume: 1,465 cubic inches / 24 liter Average Stock Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1.55 kg The SPECS for M/L Volume: 1,587 cubic inches / 26 liter Average Stock Weight: 3 lbs 9 oz / 1.61 kg
Leave the groomers for the tourists, reach for your avy kit, and pack your gear into the Black Diamond Covert Winter Pack before you slide into the backcountry. Dynamically adjusting shoulder straps and a pivoting waistbelt provide unprecedented range of motion as you slide along on skins or kick a boot pack. Adding to this clever design is Black Diamond's unsurpassed attention to design efficiency, a quality which makes this beyond-the-ropes, ski-carrying pack and essential tool in your backcountry arsenal.
A small, compact ski pack for backcountry enthusiasts, the Covert pack from Black Diamond offers the essentials for backcountry travel, a ski and board attachment system, stowing pockets, and tough, snow-worthy fabric. With an insulated hydration sleeve, you can rely on your hydration source standing up to plummeting temperatures.
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A low-profile, highly technical pack for moving fast in the backcountry, the Covert is made with tough, water-shedding 420d nylon and 1300d Ballistic reinforcements to fend off sharp edges and rough rock.