Black Diamond RPM

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

Designed for constant movement on big days, the lightweight RPM features a highly compressible, ergonomic design so it moves with you, whether you’re climbing or trail running. It’s constructed from water-shedding 210d SilNylon ripstop fabric with perforated, multi-density foam in the shoulder straps and back panel for breathable comfort. A removable webbing waist belt, ice axe loops, cold-weather shock cord, and mesh side pockets offer convenient carrying.

Specs

Capacity 1,587 cu in / 26 l
Weight 1 lb 4 oz / 570 g

Reviews

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Finally, a comfortable backpack. This one seems geared…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: top-loading soft frame backpack
Size: 1587 cu
Number of Pockets: no external pockets
Max. Load Carried: 17 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 3"
Price Paid: $100

Finally, a comfortable backpack. This one seems geared towards mountaineering, but fit my ultra-lightweight backpacking criteria so I bought the M/L 26 model in Dolomite.

I used it first for a couple of overnight hikes because I had a bad experience previously. This pack felt so comfortable that I didn't mind leaving it on when we stopped for breaks. Then I took it out on a week long backpacking trek carrying 17 lbs.

It comfortably carried a water filter kit, cooking kit, hammock & tarp, sleeping bag, two sets of clothes, and food for the week. I liked the sleek lines of not having outside pockets, because there is room for a hydration bladder inside. I could still quickly access my poncho in the rain, and there were plenty of spots to lash on extras.

This backpack is a good fit, very well constructed, and a great value for the money.

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I use this pack for everything whether it's on a weekend…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: top-loading
Size: 1587 cu in
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 15 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'1"
Price Paid: $100

I use this pack for everything whether it's on a weekend hiking trip or just throwing all my rock climbing gear in it to go to the gym. It's water shedding and extremely light but tuff. the shoulder strap padding is also amazing. I never go anywhere without this pack.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Black Diamond designed the RPM pack for those days when your revolutions never stop, from hiking to climbing to tackling that icy trail. Water-shedding silicon-filled fabric and gear loops keeps your equipment safe and sound while a detachable waistbelt gives you carrying options.

- Mountain Gear

Black Diamond RPM PackDesigned for constant movement on big days, the lightweight RPM features a highly compressible, ergonomic design so it moves with you during climbs and scrambles. * Molded foam backpanel * 20 mm (.8 in) webbing hipbelt * Zippered top-loader access * Ice axe, trekking pole loops * Cold-weather shock cord and stretch-woven side pockets * Hydration compatible Specs Volume: * 26 L, 1,587 cu in (M/L) * 24 L, 1,465 cu in (S/M) Average Stock Weight: * 600 g, 1 lb 5 oz (M/L) * 590 g, 1 lb 4 oz (S/M) Materials: Lightweight 210d mini diamond ripstop

- River Sports Outfitters

Designed for constant movement on big days, the lightweight RPM features a highly compressible, ergonomic design so it moves with you, whether you're- climbing the Beckey-Chouinard in the Bugs, third-class scrambling along the Teton's Cathedral Traverse, or trail running/peak bagging in RMNP's high country. It's constructed from water-shedding 210d SilNylon ripstop fabric with perforated, multi-density foam in the shoulder straps and a back panel for breathable comfort. A removable webbing waistbelt, two ice axe loops, cold-weather shockcord and mesh side pockets provide convenient carrying.

- SunnySports

CLOSEOUTS . Up the RPMs on your next alpine climb with this backpack from Black Diamond Equipment. Designed for constant movement, the RPM is very lightweight and boasts a highly compressible, ergonomic design. Dual-density foam back panel 210 denier nylon ripstop fabric Top-loading design Front cord cinch compression stabilizes heavy loads Three organizer pockets Side mesh pockets Adjustable ice tool/trekking pole loops and removable straps Hydration compatible S/M: Fits torsos: 16-19" Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. M/L: Fits torsos: 18-1_2 to 21-1_2" Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz. Waistbelt: Adjusts to 48" Dimensions (HxWxD): 22x10x8" Capacity: 1587 cu.in. Material: Lightweight 210 denier mini diamond ripstop Made in Philippines U.S. shipments only Available Colors: BLACK, DOLOMITE, MUSTARD. Sizes: M/L, S/M.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Black Diamond RPM Backpack's 1lb 4oz weight and low-profile design make it a great choice for ultralight day hikes and trad routes when you need to lead with a pack. Outside Magazine even called it the best everyday pack for 2007, and Backpacker called it the 'best for minimalists.' The RPM holds your approach shoes, water bottle, and extra fleece while you run out another pitch to the belay. Black Diamond made this tiny 1587cu inch pack with 210D nylon to help it achieve its low weight and make it compressible enough to use as a stuff sack on longer trips.

- Backcountry.com

Black Diamond RPM

Discontinued

The RPM has been discontinued.

MSRP:
$99.95

The Black Diamond RPM is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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