Black Diamond Demon
Design: Simple, rugged toploader
Number of Pockets: 2 on lid
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: $90
I've come to the conclusion that there is no pack that does it all and my backpack collection is starting to resemble my wife's purse collection. With most of my packs designed for fast/light pursuits, I needed a rockclimbing bag that could hold up to the extra weight and abuse.
This is a bomber bag with the perfect amount of space for a day at the crag. It fits everything I need INSIDE (60m rope, 50m webbing, harness, helmet, shoes, quickdraws, chalkbag, lunch, first aid kit, etc). If I run some cord through the loops on the lid and strap my rope to the outside, it opens up some space for my lightweight sleeping bag and bivy. I'm very confident that the material and build will hold up for a long time.
I am 6'3" and, while comfortable, I pretty much maxed out the adjustments.
Design: toploading zipper
Size: 32 liters
Number of Pockets: 2 extra
Max. Load Carried: 20 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'
I recently got this pack for my climbing bag and took it on a muti pitch route. It was great, I hiked in about 5 miles to the wall with no issues and climbed with it on the first pitch. It kept out of the way and was unrestraining with the mostly nylon strap hipbelt but it had some padding with provided adequate support. It also is setup to be hauled up with some accessory cord. Also the pack compressed nicely once I took my rope out of the bag and my gear didn't shift around while wearing it. Excellent climbing pack, or for anyone who wants something simple.
Design: top-load internal frame
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 25 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'1"
Price Paid: $120
Purchased this pack because of its simple design for a week of hiking. It did great.
The only problem is that the straps tend to loosen as you walk so check them each time your stop. Don't want to loose your bedroll.
Once all the straps were properly adjusted I could hardly tell I was carrying it. It stood up to the abuse like a champ.
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The Demon is a no-frills daily-use pack for climbing or hiking. For comfort and stability when you’re on the move, it features a removable single stay and sewn, multi-density foam shoulder straps, back panel, and waist belt. Constructed from 1260 Ballistics and 420d nylon fabrics with top-zip access, the main compartment holds ample gear for day trips and two zippered pockets under the lid hold your smaller essentials securely. Its exterior features include four compression straps, capable of carrying skis, and an ice axe/trekking pole carrier that doubles as an emergency haul point.
Here's what other sites are saying:
A streamlined cragging and multi-use pack, the Black Diamond Demon will survive years at the crag and on the trail. For comfort and stability when you're on the move, it features a removable aluminum stay and framesheet and a padded waistbelt. The main compartment holds ample gear for day trips and the zippered top-loading panel has a guidebook pocket for quick route references. Four compression straps, a tuck-away rope strap and an ice axe/trekking pole loop round out the package.
Key Features of the Black Diamond Demon Pack20 mm aluminum stay and framesheetPadded hipbeltZippered top-load access� Tuck-away rope strap at top of packIce axe, trekking pole loopHydration compatibleBlack Diamond Demon PackThe Black Diamond Demon Pack is a multi-purpose pack that is also perfect for cragging. This rugged and reliable pack can survive years at the crag and on the trail. Its aluminum stay and framesheet, as well as the padded waist belt can be removed when you are on the move. This provides mobility and freedom as you make your way to your destination. The main compartment accommodates your gear, while the zippered top-loading panel offers a guidebook pocket for convenient router references. This Demon pack also features a tuck-away rope strap, four compression straps, and an ice axe/trekking pole loop to help you bring and organize your gear. The next time you go on adventure, bring all your necessities using the Black Diamond Demon Pack.
The classic, minimalist Black Diamond Demon Backpack comes in an expanded range of sizes to accommodate the gear you need for a day in the mountains. The Demon's heavy-duty 1260D nylon shell survives many seasons of climbing, hiking, and alpine scrambling, while the padded shoulder and hip suspension straps and back panel get you to the peak summit in comfort. Remove the 20mm aluminum stay and framesheet on lightweight missions, and drop your hydration reservoir into the dedicated compartment to keep the hydration flowing.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Demon Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Demon Pack Removable 20 mm aluminum stay and framesheet Padded hipbelt Zippered top-load access with guidebook pocket Tuck-away rope strap at top of pack Ice axe, trekking pole loop Hydration compatible The SPECS of the Black Diamond Demon Pack Type: Unisex 840d/1260d Ballistic nylon The SPECS for Small Volume: 1,953 cubic inches / 32 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz / 1.04 kg The SPECS for Medium Volume: 2,075 cubic inches / 34 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz / 1.1 kg The SPECS for Large Volume: 2,197 cubic inches / 36 liter Average Stock Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1.17 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.