User Review: Black Diamond Nitro
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
Really great suspension, good pack for dayhikes and climbing.
- Suspension works really well
- H20 bladder pocket
- External pocket gives quick access
- 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.