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Shoot up multipitches.
Day-long climbs call for Black Diamond's Bullet Backpack. With a 16-liter capacity, the Bullet boasts plenty of space for lunch, layers, and the climbing gear you don't need for the next pitch. Black Diamond made the Bullet out of ballistic nylon for the extreme durability that the rock demands. A streamlined design ensures mobility when you pull through the crux, or you can tuck the shoulder straps and webbing belt to haul the pack up after you send. The Bullet also features a removable back panel for convenience, a hydration hose port for your own reservoir, and zippered internal and external pockets for the small stuff.
- Removable back panel
- Tuck-away shoulder straps
- Removable webbing belt
- Hydration hose port
- Zippered external and internal pockets
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- Q & A
An on route pack you'll use everywhere
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was envious of a friend's previous generation Bullet Pack, so when it was time to decide on an on route pack to carry essentials on all day multi pitch routes the Bullet was in my top three packs to consider.
The size (16 liters) is just large enough to fit the essentials, a shell, water, phone/keys, and a snack for instance. It's small enough that it basically goes unnoticed while climbing and sits high enough that it doesn't get in the way of grabbing gear off your harness.
The pack is very svelte, so there's not a lot to get caught on rock or gear. The materials, like the burly over sized zippers, and bombproof face fabric, are meant to take a ton of abuse. The hip belt is a straightforward nylon strap which I feel is adequate, it's also easily removable, and stowable. The shoulder straps are wide and well padded for the size of the pack and fit a larger chest very well. The should straps and hip belt stow easily in the back panel of the pack so that it can easily be hauled up chimneys without getting caught on anything.
Other features include a removable foam back panel, a small exterior pocket, and a small interior mesh pocket inside the main compartment with a key clip. There's also a hydration port. This pack does not have loops or any attachment points on the outside aside from the top grab/haul handle. If you're looking for a small on route pack that will also carry your rope on top or one you can lash gear to look elsewhere.
If you are looking for a purpose built, streamlined, and tough-as-nails on route pack, look no further. You'll enjoy it so much you'll want to use it as your everyday around town pack.
I'd probably be using this pack for a school pack as well, is it wide enough I could fit a laptop in it if need be?
My 15" Mac book won't fit in my Bullet :( a 13" would be a squeeze, but probably work
Good to know.. thanks!