Black Diamond Epic 35
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 80 euro
Fine backpack for hiking and climbing.
- Good shape of shoulder straps
- Possible attachement for rope
- Hip belt sling for equipment with two slots for ice clipper
- 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.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Built for rock, ice, or alpine missions, the Epic has ergoACTIV suspension: a custom-shaped ball joint that attaches the hipbelt to the frame. This allows your belt to move unrestricted on any climbing endeavor. Top-loading Thermoformed, vented backpanel Ice tool PickPockets Welded crampon patch with removable strap Hydration compatible
From multiday alpine routes to casual crag outings, the Black Diamond Epic 35 covers the diverse needs of the four-season climber.
Key Features of the Black Diamond Epic 35 PackergoACTIV suspensionSwingArm shoulder straps� Fixed torso lengthVented back panelFixed top pocketRope strapIce tool Pick Pockets3-point haul system� Crampon patchRemovable padded hip beltFixed webbing beltBlack 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.
To you there's nothing sweeter than the summit, so you pack up your ice axe, crampons, puffy, and thermos of cocoa in the Black Diamond Epic 35 Backpack and hit the trail in the wee hours of the morning. With plenty of volume for a dawn-to-dusk excursion, you can bring what you need to reach the peak. And an ergoActiv suspension system with SwingArm straps and a thermoformed ventilated back panel, you can make the haul in high-performance comfort. The innovative ergo-Activ pivoting hipbelt keeps the weight stable and settled off the back and shoulders while a tuck-away rope strap prevents uncoiling and slippage for a secure load.