Black Diamond Nitro

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Really great suspension, good pack for dayhikes and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70


Really great suspension, good pack for dayhikes and climbing.


  • Light
  • Suspension works really well
  • H20 bladder pocket
  • External pocket gives quick access


  • Expensive
  • Not waterproof

If you can find a good deal on this bag, it's a standout. This is a really great bag for city travel on foot and public transportation, as well as climbing. I've used it most often as a bag to take around the city and to the gym, and the external open pocket is where I keep smelly shoes to keep my change of clothes fresh. That outside pocket is really useful.

The suspension on this bag really is great. It feels light and mobile once it's on, and I've never been bothered by the shoulder straps or by a sweaty back. Black Diamond's reACTiv back is effective for sure. I haven't yet noticed any wear on the bag, and all the zippers and buckles work well after these past few months of use as a daypack, climbing bag and plain old luggage. 

Looks cool, stays cool, lightweight and mobile; a solid backpack all around. I got the old model in large for my 6'1" height and I love it.


Great day pack. It looks awesome, and has everything…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


Great day pack. It looks awesome, and has everything you want in a daypack.


  • Light
  • Adjustable hip/chest straps
  • Lots of room
  • water bottle pockets on side
  • Internal pocket for Camelbak
  • Sturdy/comfy back of pack


  • A little pricey
  • Hip belt runs big

Awesome pack. I use it for single day hiking trips, as well as carrying my stuff around campus.

It has a fit similar to all the other Black Diamond gear. S/M/L. It is very comfy and each shoulder strap is linked through the base so they adjust while you hike. Awesome feature.

It is very roomy with a large main compartment, pouch for a Camelbak, small zip pocket for valuables, and an outside flap for stuffing a jacket. I have not held more that 20 lbs in this pack, but all of the hikes I have gone on have been great and it distributes weight well.

I highly recommend it if it is in your price range. Plus all Black Diamond gear has a lifetime warranty.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Black Diamond's Nitro page.

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The nimble and streamlined Black Diamond Nitro pack is a great choice for quick hikes and fast scrambles when you don't want unecessary weight and bulk to slow you down.


Black Diamond Nitro PackHit the mountain route with stride with the Black Diamond Nitro Pack. Applying the reACTIV suspension system, the pack responds to your body s motions by distributing load across your shoulders. It has OpenAir backpanel that supports the air travel in your back to keep you dry. With shoulder straps and a waist belt, the Nitro mimes your torso s move to make striding less straining. Its zippered panel access provides straightforward packing and unpacking items. Tool loops attached on it can accommodate fastening for trekking poles or ice adzes and a light clip to hold bike lights for mountain biking. The pack s front, side, and hipbelt stretch pockets cater storage for additional gears and straps when needed. It also has a specialty pocket for a raincover to protect your luggage when a storm suddenly arrives. Hydration compatible, it enables you to externally access its hydration sleeve so you don t have to look inside the pack for a water bottle. Rain or shine, the Black Diamond Nitro Pack is your ideal hiking set to spend the entire day hiking.

- SunnySports

Hit the trail all day or head up the mountain for just a few hours, either way the Black Diamond Nitro Backpack will help you take the wilderness in stride. This pack features Black Diamond's articulating suspension system for ultimate comfort, a breathable back panel to aid circulation and dry up sweat, and holders for your trekking poles, ice axes, and bike light. Streamlined and sized just right for hiking, biking, or travel, this backpack will quickly turn into your do-it-all carrier.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Black Diamond Nitro Pack FEATURES of the Black Diamond Nitro Pack Reactive suspension with high-flow OpenAir back panel, shoulder straps and waist belt Zippered panel access Trekking pole/ice axe loops, bike light clip Front, side and hip belt stretch pockets, and rain cover pocket (rain cover not included) Hydration compatible with external-access hydration sleeve SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Nitro Pack Type: Unisex 210d Nail head main, 210d Dobby abrasion The SPECS for S/M Volume: 1.220 cubic inches / 20 liter Average Stock Weight: 1 lb 14 oz / 870 g The SPECS for M/L Volume: 1.342 cubic inches / 22 liter Average Stock Weight: 1 lb 15 oz / 890 g 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.

- Moosejaw