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Don’t curse the trail; get a pack that fits like it should.
Lead your next two-day trip with the women’s-specific Innova 50 Backpack by Black Diamond. This weekend pack comfortably carries 40-50 pounds on an adjustable, women-specific suspension, so you can move quickly and comfortably to the campsite and set up shop for the night.
- Patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension with OpenAir back panel fight the sore, sweaty back that can slow you down a mile from the trailhead
- Adjustable women’s-specific shoulder and hip straps, covered in soft, breathable 3D mesh, keep you cool as you rack up the miles
- Top-loading main compartment to stuff your stuff
- Additional hip-belt stash pocket, front pocket, side pockets, and floating top pocket (depending on pack size) hold your go-to essentials
- Trekking pole/ice axe loops are retractable so you don’t get snagged in the brush
- Sleeping bag straps hold your most prized item, but are removable when you decide to stuff it inside the Innova 50
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Does the dimension of this backpack meet...
Does the dimension of this backpack meet the requirements of hand carry baggage on airlines?
While each airline will have their own specific standards for carry-on luggage, most subscribe to a limit of about 45 linear inches. Unfortunately the Black Diamond Innova 50 Backpack would exceed that limit by a pretty good margine even in the size small.
My Wife loves it
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Picked this up for my wife to replace her old pack (got chewed up by marmots) and she was not happy because she loved that old pack. It took some time but this pack won her over. way more comfortable than her old pack because of the pivoting hip belt and ergo active straps. It did squeak pretty bad when loaded down, but after time that went away. She has used this for backpacking, ice climbing, rock climbing, you name it. It has been a great pack.
Here I'm using this pack on a 2 day backpacking trip to summit some Wasatch Peaks. I really liked the way the weight is distributed as well as the pivoting hip belt. (It did squeak a little bit though, so I had to play around and make micro adjustments to achieve silence!) The compression straps were handy for cinching down the pack for use during my day hike.
Is this pack waterproof?
Is this pack waterproof?
Nope, this one's not waterproof either.
Most packs will not actually feature waterproof material.
Consider placing your valuables in a dry bag. Also most companies will make pack covers that will fit atop the pack to keep your gear dry, these range from 15-30$. Try searching for 'pack cover' in the search bar, and sort by brand. When in doubt, don't hesitate to chat or call in and a gearhead would love to help out.
I need a medium length torso, but a...
I need a medium length torso, but a small size belt..can the medium size packs waist belt be switched out to a small size waist belt?
"Womens-specific shoulder straps and removable, interchangeable hipbelt, both with soft, breathable 3D mesh"
This quote was taken from Black Diamond's website: http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/packs/innova-50
I'm more familiar with Osprey packs, and I know they will do it for you, but I suggest contacting black diamond at (801) 278-5533 or visiting one of their retailers to see what they can do for you. I hope this helps!
From Black Diamond's website, it appears that only the Enduro and Access models offer interchangeable hip belts, which is something you would have to do with Black Diamond, since we don't have spare hipbelts lying around, unfortunately.
Both Osprey and Arc'teryx also offer interchangeable hipbelts.
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