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For a more comfortable hiking experience.

Experience new comforts while hiking with Black Diamond's Nitro 22 Backpack. With a 22-liter capacity, this backpack has plenty of space for all the food and layers you need for long-distant day hikes. ts ReActiv suspension system includes shoulder straps and a waist belt that move with you while hiking. This innovative system provides maximum efficiency, ensures a natural stride, balances load transfer, reduces knee stress, and eliminates sore spots and bruising.

Made with Black Diamond's OpenAir technology, the Nitro's back panel, waist belt, and shoulder straps circulate airflow to keep you cool in warmer weather. The zippered panel access opens wide for easy gear retrieval. Black Diamond also equipped the Nitro with an external access hydration sleeve for your own reservoir, attachment loops for trekking poles or ice axes, and multiple pockets at the front, sides, and waist belt for electronics, valuables, layers, and snacks for the trail.

  • ReActiv suspension system
  • OpenAir back panel, shoulder straps, and waist belt
  • Zippered panel access
  • External access hydration sleeve
  • Trekking pole/ice axe attachment loops
  • Front, side, waist belt, and rain cover pockets

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Comfort Indeed.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I picked up the smaller Black Diamond Bullet last year for a superlight minimalist pack, but needed something a bit more robust for 10-15 mile hikes on an upcoming trip to Scotland, so grabbed a Nitro 22 two days before leaving. Four months and five countries later, still loving it.

What I put in the pack:
-3 L Osprey hydration bladder
-Extra warmth (merino top, synthetic insulation vest, gloves, beanie)
-DSLR camera
-Rain pants

-The Swing Arm straps and ReActiv suspension are killer. Descriptions don’t do it justice. I’m in love. You’ve got to have a little weight in there (7-8 lbs is where I started to notice the difference) but it’s fantastic.
-Sleek. Nothing worse than an overdesigned pack.
-The buckles that cinch down the open back pocket also function as mini compression straps.

-The external-access hydration sleeve is a) pretty minimal (just a fabric divider against the back of the pack, no suspension points or real sleeve to speak of) and b) a little awkward. Doesn’t bother me at all, but I’m sure there are folks with higher expectations around integration.
-Personally could have done without the two side stretch pockets, but they hold Nalgenes just fine.

All in all, perfectly happy with my purchase.

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Looking across the Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland.