Closeouts. Designed for light and fast alpine missions, Black Diamond Equipment's Speed 40 backpack has a removable frame, framesheet and top lid. The perfect pack for days that include a long approach and technical alpine terrain.
Reviewed by Alex from Bellingham, WA on Thursday, October 24, 2013
For the light design, the pack carries 35-40 lbs surprisingly well in the hips. Hip belt has good wrap coverage. The only major downside is the width of the buckle, at 25 mm it cuts into the gut and isn't very comfortable. If the hip belt were just a touch wider it would be a phenomenal pack. Roll top closer is a great feature. Removable lid is nice, though it seems to ride more forward than on top. The harness system is a great concept, makes your shoulders feel very free. In respect to the volume, it completely fits my rack, harness, and helmet with room leftover. Would be a good alpine weekend pack.