Black Diamond Instinct



I needed a light panel-loading pack with a good padded…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: front-loading
Size: 28L
Number of Pockets: one zippered exterior, one interior, three exterior cargo pockets
Max. Load Carried: 15 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5' 11"
Price Paid: $90

I needed a light panel-loading pack with a good padded hip belt,one small exterior pocket, and ample cargo net/pockets on the exterior, and under 30L to make it thru airline carry-on weight and size requirements. This pack had all that. It is extremely comfortable to wear with 15 to 20 lbs. I can even carry my 13-inch laptop inside with enough space for clothing and supplies for extended trips abroad.

Black Diamond Instinct


The Instinct has been discontinued. It last appeared in Black Diamond's 2010 product line.


The Black Diamond Instinct is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 5, 2013 at

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