Black Diamond Instinct
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.
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A versatile, multi-sport panel loader, the Black Diamond Instinct is designed to handle any daylong mountain adventure you can cook up.
There's nothing basic about Black Diamond's Instinct backpack. Stow your climbing shoes or portfolio inside the large main compartment and keep carabiners or pens within easy reach in the frontside stretch pockets - it'll all be kept safe by tough nylon ripstop fabric.
- Mountain Gear
Black Diamond Instinct DaypackA versatile, multi-sport panel loader, the Instinct is designed to handle any daylong mountain adventure you can cook up.FeaturesMolded foam backpanelPadded hipbeltLarge panel access and frontside stretch-woven pocketIce axe, trekking pole loopStretch-woven side pocketsHydration compatibleTech SpecVolume:28 L, 1,700 cu in (M/L)26 L, 1,587 cu in (S/M)Average Stock Weight:1.15 kg, 2 lb 8 oz (M/L)1.12 kg, 2 lb 7 oz (S/M)Materials: Tough 400d and 420d nylon
- River Sports Outfitters
A versatile, multi-sport panel loader, the Black Diamond Instinct Pack is designed to handle any daylong mountain adventure you can cook up. The stretch pocket on the front is perfect for stashing a helmet or jacket, while the two stretch side pockets provide quick access to water bottles, energy bars or a point-and-shoot camera. It's easy to fish items out of the pack thanks to its large panel access, and the four compression straps cinch the contents into a stable load. Zippered top pocket, dual ice axe loops, hydration compatibility, rope strap and multiple torso lengths round out this versatile pack's features. Black Diamond Instinct Pack Features Stretch pocket on the front is perfect for stashing a helmet or jacket Two stretch side pockets provide quick access to water bottles, energy bars or a point-and-shoot camera Large panel access Four compression straps Zippered top pocket Dual ice axe loops Hydration compatibility Rope strap Multiple torso lengths Specifications: Volume: 28 L / 1700 cu/in Weight: 1.23 kg / 2 lb 11 oz