Best For: The Black Diamond Pulse is best for female day hikers and scramblers who prefer a streamlined, nimble pack.

With a women’s-specific design, the Black Diamond Pulse is made for women looking for an active, technical pack for hiking, scrambling, or other fast-moving pursuits.

The Pulse features a women’s-specific hipbelt and shoulder straps for a better female fit, and Black Diamond’s reACTIV suspension with an OpenAir backpanel lets those straps and hipbelt move with you for less friction.

Access your gear inside the 20-liter Pulse through a zippered front panel, or stow essentials, like a hardshell, in the front stash pocket for quick access.

The Pulse pack is hydration-compatible for drinking on the go. And, while compact, its features include loops for stowing your ice axes or trekking poles, a stash pocket on the hipbelt for snacks and small essentials, and side stretch pockets.

The Pulse is available in two sizes: Small (20 liters / 1,220 cu in and 860 g / 1 lb 14 oz) and Medium (22 liters / 1,340 cu in and 920 g / 2 lb). It’s made from 210d nylon ripstop and 400d nylon twill fabric.

Black Diamond's Nitro pack is the men’s equivalent.


Small Medium
Weight 860 g / 1 lb 14 oz 920 g / 2 lb
Volume 20 L / 1,220 cu in 22 L / 1,340 cu in
Materials 210d Nylon Ripstop, 400d Nylon Twill

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Black Diamond Pulse


The Black Diamond Pulse is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 3, 2015 at REI.

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