The bag of choice for long trad routes.
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Share your thoughts
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a great bag, I use it for everything.
I have an older one, 2006ish.
It is burly, I think I will last a lifetime.
Great climbing/day hike bag.
I wish it held an ice ax
is it hydration compatible? i usually carry a 2l reservoir
Checked the official Black Diamond website and it says it is.
Perfect size for day trip items; water, towel, extra layers, food, etc. It's light and compact-able, too, making it an excellent bag to stuff inside your larger pack.
This thing does it all pretty darn well. Everything from day hikes, trail running, longer rock routes, and school stuff. I use this thing for everything and it hasn't disappointed me yet. I would definitely suggest this pack to anyone looking for a small pack to add to their quiver.
This thing keeps my shoes, a wind shirt, some snack, a headlamp, and some water at the ready when I'm up and off the deck. The construction is pretty burly for this little guy and he has done well being dragged up alpine granite, through chimneys, and over ridges. No complaints.
I use this for everything from school, to the gym, to the crag, to trad.
What I carry in it:
13" Mackbook Pro
1" three ring binder
Pens, pencils, eraser
Bike lights, keys
2 pairs of climbing shoes
Brotein shaker bottle
Yeah, this thing does it all! It's pretty small, but it's perfect for my needs. It's super durable (I had to drag it up a slabby chimney on pretty rough terrain, and it's hardly even scratched), the gear loops are bomber, and it's super comfortable/lightweight. My only complaint is that the pocket is shaped kinda weirdly, but it's not a big deal.
How does this compare to the Black Diamond Hollowpoint?
Can it handle a 13 inch macbook pro?
I'm looking to use it for school/cragging.
It problably won't handle school very well...you can try....
As far as this goes as a cragging pack, it should suit you fine.
This thing is great. I tried a few of the other "stuffable" packs and this is by far the best for me(as long as you don't need axe loops). The shoulder straps actually have padding and it rides quite well on the back (20.5" torso here). Very lightweight for what you are getting here. Just shove this in your bigger pack and you have a great little pack for dayhikes and summit scrambles. Built like a brick ____house.
holds a full hydration bladder inside with enough room for camera, phone, snacks, and anything else for a day hike
does it have a soft back or does it have a rigid back
The back panel is non-rigid.
this pack is so simple, but has everything i need for daytrips and day to day use (as a student)
there are no pockets or dividers inside of this, just one big spot to stash your gear (plus the small zippered area on the outside) but theres plenty of room for a hydration system, and some food or small gear. The hydration compatibility is nice, theres even a little clip on one of the straps for securing the hydration system hose/tube part
overall, great pack!
Carrying a 60m 8mm rope, a MSR 2L DromLite water reservoir, GU and some headlamps. Carried well and hauls fine through squeeze chimneys.
The Bullet pack has the bomber construction and attention to detail you can expect from BD. Unfortunately it just didn't fit my frame/shoulders well (5'10"/190) The pack is designed to ride high to stay of out a of a harness's way so keep that in mind. Fully loaded the shoulder straps were always slipping off if they weren't snugged tight and clipped. So if you want a pack to day trip with and kick it around town or run errands with this probably inst it. I've swapped this for an REI Flash 25...which is the best minimalist day pack out there.
I was looking for something with a little more carrying space than my camelback lobo, but still wanted something hydration compatible. The bullet fits the bill perfectly. Construction is good, fabric seems really durable. I use it mostly for hiking and it carries lunch, compass, extra layer, snacks, water, headlamp, knife, water filter, binoculars... all the things that wouldn't fit before. Love it.
I bought this pack for carrying my lunch and water bottle at my job. It's great for this and it still has plenty of room to spare! I have also used it to carry my cloning shoes and chalk bucket. I love this pack!
I never used this pack. I ordered it to see it in person. I'm going with the Magnum instead. Why? Because has no hydration option, and no compression option. The magnum has both, and it has mesh side pockets. I'm using it for long multipitch climbs so I want water and I think the compression system is the icing on the cake. It may abraid over time, but at least I have the option.
Impeccable construction. Heavy materials. But the bag is small enough that it weighs very little. You can clip this one to a rope and drag it up a wall, or throw it under the seat in front of you in some budget airline. Aside from some dirt, there won't be another sign of use on this bag. It's been a classic for something like 15 years now and it still is. This newest design is one of the best. If I were trying to improve it, I'd bring back the two-layer back panel of 10 or so years ago and increase the size of the zipper on the front outside pocket (it's a little small for my big hands). But those are just quibbles. You need a roughly 1000 ci pack? This is the one. (Though the Arcteryx Cierzo 18 has its moments as well.)
I was in Yosemite last summer for a 5 day pack and realized I didn't have a small day pack for trekking around Tuolumne Meadow. I stopped into the store there and found the Black Diamond Bullet and decided to give it a shot. (It was the only pack they had in the store.)
It has worked out very well. I am a pretty big guy so it can look a little funny on me but it does everything i need it to. It is perfect for my 3-6 hour day hikes.
I would buy it again.
Can anyone give me the dimensions of this pack? I'm wondering if it's wide enough to hold text-books if need be...?
hmmm if you really jam it in there.. maybe
i can fit my macbook pro in, JUST BARELY, and it stretches the corners to fit.. but i use it to and from class everyday just fine like that!