50 Caliber Pack
Black Diamond 50 Caliber Backpack - The 50 Caliber pack from Black Diamond is a cavernous, top-loading cragging pack. The unique “stand up” haul bag-style bottom makes for easy loading. The floating top pocket adjusts for different size loads. There is also a tuck-away rope strap to keep everything in place. The V-Flex suspension, padded shoulder straps, and removable dual-density provide support and comfort for long approaches. Have as much fun on the approach as the actual climb with the Black Diamond 50 Caliber backpack.
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This pack has been very durable for me and hasn't shown any signs of wear after being dragged to countless crags. I like this pack, but it's not perfect. It could have a bit more compartmentalization, there's only two zippered pockets (both on the top part) besides the main part of the pack. The design for a hydration bladder is usable but not ideal. On the plus side, the 50 Caliber holds a full trad rack, two ropes and whatever other gear I need with room to spare for food, water and extra clothing. 4/5 despite some minor shortcomings.
I can stuff a climbing rope, static rope, slings, biners, harness, and crampons in this pack and still have room for extra layers, my hydration pouch, lunch and snacks. The pack sets the weight on my waist comfortably, even if the shoulder straps are a bit narrow for my frame. The construction is SOLID, more so than any other pack I own. It's a great pack for a day of climbing, but lacks the compartments to make it a well organized weekend pack. I do use it for overnights, but I travel light and sleep in a hammock.
50 Caliber Pack By Black Diamond for Climbing
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