Black Diamond Epic 35

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Fine backpack for hiking and climbing. Fit It fits…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 80 euro


Fine backpack for hiking and climbing.


  • Good shape of shoulder straps
  • Possible attachement for rope
  • Design
  • Hip belt sling for equipment with two slots for ice clipper


  • Price
  • Non-adjustable head


It fits great even when carrying heavy load. Shoulder straps have special design and it improves how it sits on your back. With little trying I set shoulder straps and hip belt to fit perfectly.


As I said, it's very comfortable.

Organization & Accessibility

It would be great if it would allow some access inside from side or from the bottom, but it doesn't. It has outside and inside pocket in head and one inside the bag that fits camelback. It has two holes for Source pipe. 


I like it since it is not big and clumsy so I can climb chimneys and stuff.


Hip belt slings with slot for ice clipper.

Hole for Source camelback.

Special attachment for crampons on the outside of the backpack.

Attachemnt for rope.

Construction & Durability

It is still like new.


I am using it for one year for climbing.

I just regret there is second access to the inside and if you have lot of stuff you can not lift the cover of backpack (head) with some adjustable straps. If I put lot of stuff in, I have troubles looking up for the route or belaying first climber. 

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Black Diamond's Epic 35 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Black Diamond Epic 35 PackClimbing in steep alpine routes can be easily weary when carrying a lot of stuff. With the help of Black Diamond Epic 35 Pack, mounting them won t let you feel restrained. Created from 420d NuHyde with 420d welded abrasion, it can endure the high alpine climate. With patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension, the Epic 35 Pack offers unshackled motion when you bend. The SwingArm shoulder straps fastened on it accommodates to your movement as you reach or stride. It has a Thermoformed, vented back panel which keeps your back nice and cool. Top-loading with fixed top pocket and a tuck-away rope strap, the Epic 35 Pack keeps the goodies from falling off. Hauling is also made easier with its 3-point haul system. The Epic 35 Pack is equipped with Ice tool PickPockets and a crampon patch to store your crampons and ice tools safely. It has a removable padded hip belt to help balance the weight load over your hips and a fixed webbing belt to keep you balanced. Hydration compatible, the Epic 35 Pack assists to keep you quenched and invigorated all the time. Covering all your needs in rock and ice climbing, the Black Diamond Epic 35 Pack helps you carry on in your ascent to achievement.

- SunnySports

You could be the dude who has a cragging pack, a multi-pitching pack, an ice-climbing pack, and a bouldering pack, or you could be the dude who has the versatile Black Diamond Epic 35 Backpack and makes fun of the ridiculously kitted-out guy who flails his way up a 5. 8. The Epic's the most versatile pack that Black Diamond makes, with a moderate-large volume and plenty of features to make climbing days easier, like ice tool pockets, a three-point haul system, and removable crampon straps. It's also one of the most comfortable packs out there, courtesy of the ergoActive suspension (a hip belt that pivots around a central point to rotate as you do) and floating SwingArm shoulder straps that are connected via an internal cable, allowing them to shift with your shoulders while remaining perfectly balanced. The padded hip belt is removable, and the Epic comes complete with full hydration compatibility so you don't have to suffer from thirst during those unpleasantly long approaches.


Free Shipping. Black Diamond Epic 35 Pack FEATURES of the Black Diamond Epic 35 Pack Ideal for rock, ice, and alpine endeavors Top-loading Guide-style design ACTIVE suspension Floating/removable top pocket with skirt closure and tuck-away rope strap Ice-tool PickPockets 3-point haul system Removable crampon bikini strap Removable, padded hipbelt with fixed webbing belt Hipbelt gear loops SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Epic 35 Pack Small Volume: 33 L / 2013 cu in. Average Weight: 1.47 kg / 3 lb 4 oz. Materials: 420d main, 420d abrasion Medium Volume: 35 L / 2136 cu in. Average Weight: 1.49 kg 3 lb 5 oz. Materials: 420d main, 420d abrasion Large Volume: 37 L / 2258 cu in. Average Weight: 1.51 kg / 3 lb 6 oz. Materials: 420d main, 420d abrasion

- Moosejaw

From multiday alpine routes to casual crag outings, the Black Diamond Epic 35 covers the diverse needs of the four-season climber.