Black Diamond Infinity 50
Price Paid: $130
Found this in an REI clearance bin, I still don't know why. An amazing pack; light, tight, and bright green.
The ONE drawback that I would consider: no front access. The hip sway action was completely new on me, and I love it. It is a great transition from conventional over-night backcountry trips to ultralight multi-day outings.
I keep it between 20lbs and 35lbs depending, and it has never been a burden. I'm 6'- 160lbs, skinny hips and butt, if the hip-padding was a tad thicker, I would be a wandering hermit. After two days with 30lbs+ loads, mixing up the carry points (shoulder to waist load ratio from 50:50 to 40:60, 60:40 and back again over the course of 15mi a day) helps significantly.
When on semi-flat sections, I let the crazy hip sway go free, on climbs or sketchy descents, lock up the flex and you have yourself a tight load that's not going to throw you around.
The pack when stuffed full is still skinny and keeps the weight close to your body when you need it. The shoulder straps are articulating, which means that they have a wire connecting the bottom together (via a tube running through the pack), I like that.
The stretchy front pocket holds a lot, but I try not to overload it and wear out the elasticity, it's expanded a few inches from carrying sandals, Frisbee and rain jacket, but still holds a shovel tight when skiing. Great leash design for ice axes, and the hip-belt pocket fits a rain-cover perfectly, with room for Chapstick.
I would recommend gear that is minimalist/ packable; stuffable sleeping pad instead of rollable, because the only place to stow bulky gear is on the side (with two leashing point), or under the brain. No straps on the bottom, which I like. The side pockets hold Nalgenes nicely.
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Key Features of the Black Diamond Infinity 50 PackergoACTIV suspensionOpenAir backpanelTop loading designFloating top pocketShoulder strapsInterchangeable hip beltHipbelt stash pocketSide stretch pockets� Front stretch pocketRetractable trekking poleRetractable loops� Removable strapsHydration compatibleBlack Diamond Infinity 50 PackCarry all the stuff that you need and you won't even feel heavy about it with the Black Diamond Infinity 50 Pack. Formed from 210d Nylon Ripstop and 420d Nylon Twill material, it's incredibly resistant from tearing and ripping. The pack's ergoACTIV suspension system allows it to be stashed with many items for a multi-day trekking. With its OpenAir backpanel, air can nicely flow in your back to keep you moisture-free. You can easily unpack your items without slipping them due to its top loading and floating top pocket features. Its 3D mesh shoulder straps are soft on your shoulders and allow them to freely move. Interchangeable and replaceable hipbelt included on this pack lets your torso move without any restraint. The hipbelt can also be safely tucked in the pack's hipbelt stash pocket along with other items in the side stretch pockets. The Infinity 50 Pack's front stretch pocket provides more storage and compression. When in need to get your tools and your sleeping bag, there's no need to unpack the whole thing, thanks to its retractable trekking pole/ice axe loops and removable sleeping pad straps. Hydration system compatible, you can easily satisfy your thirsting needs. All that you need in a one package, this Infinity 50 Pack from Black Diamond will provide anything that you need without any burden.
Black Diamond's ergoACTIV suspension means you can comfortably carry the kitchen sink and maybe your dishwasher on your next multi-day trek with the lightweight Infinity 50 Backpack. Household fixtures or not, this top-loading pack maintains versatility and comfort through self-adjusting straps, a dynamic hip-belt, and contoured frame stays. Streamlined design means this pack's exterior is uncluttered yet you won't have to sacrifice storage space or useful features.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Infinity 50 Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Infinity 50 Pack ergoACTIV suspension with OpenAir backpanel Top-loading with floating top pocket Soft, Breathable 3D mesh on shoulder straps and removable, Interchangeable hipbelt (tool included) Hipbelt stash pocket, Side stretch pockets and front compression stretch pocket Retractable trekking pole/ice axe loops, Removable sleeping pad straps, Hydration compatible Also available as women's-specific Innova The SPECS of the Black Diamond Men's Infinity 50 Pack 210d nylon ripstop, 420d nylon twill The SPECS for Medium Volume: 3,050 cubic inches / 50 liter Average Stock Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz / 1.7 kg The SPECS for Large Volume: 3,234 cubic inches / 53 liter Average Stock Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz / 1.74 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.
Description of Black Diamond Infinity 50 BackpackTo Infinity and beyond youll go with 50 liters of Black Diamond backpack. The Black Diamond Infinity 50 backpack is an organized black hole where your supplies are kept in perfect working order. Designed with Black Diamonds ergoACTIV suspension, the Infinity is all about comfort and mobility in a big package, blending the volume of a traditional lightweight backpack with the latest in superior design and technology. As infinite as Infinity gets.FeaturesPatent-pending ergoACTIV suspension with OpenAir backpanelTop loading with floating top pocketSoft, breathable 3D mesh on shoulder straps and removable, interchangeable hipbeltHipbelt stash pocket, side stretch pockets and front compression stretch pocketRetractable trekking poleice axe loops, removable sleeping pad strapsHydration compatible
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