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The more time spent going up, the better.
Black Diamond built the Mission 50 Backpack for ice craggers, but it's plenty versatile enough to work in the warmer months, too. This upwardly-mobile hauler features reActiv XP suspension, which uses an ultra-flexible floating hip-belt to provide uninhibited mobility and comfort on the approach and the ascent, and fixed shoulder straps to keep your load from moving around and peeling you off while you're getting vertical. The Mission is supremely streamlined, but features PickPocket ice-tool pockets, a crampon pouch, and three-point haul system if you choose to pull your gear up behind you. The hip belt's removable, the top rope strap is stowable, and the thermo-formed back panel is designed to keep you comfortable when you're leading a front-pointing life.
- Super-durable 420D nylon
- ReActiv XP suspension and thermo-formed back panel
- PickPocket ice tool carry
- Three-point haul system
- Crampon pouch
- Floating top pocket
- Removable, padded hip belt
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What are the differences between last...
What are the differences between last year's Mission 50 model (orange) and this year's model (blue).
It seems the new version has a new back panel (all one piece vs a vent area down the middle in last year's model).
Also, it looks like the ice clipper slot on the hipbelt has been moved forward (although I wonder if your ice screws will more likely poke you in the thigh).