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Go farther in single a day.

Hunt down those elusive backcountry waterfalls with the Black Diamond Nitro Backpack securing your gear to your back. Follow the creek through a maze of grabby undergrowth with no problems thanks to the Nitro's reActive suspension hip-belt and thoughtful design. After a scramble down the hidden gorge, you'll get your first glimpse of the uninterrupted 80-foot falls, complete with a misty rainbow and perfect swimming hole.
  • reActive suspension system features an ultra-responsive, floating hip-belt that responds to your body's movements for greater comfort and stability
  • Swing Arm tech routes the shoulder straps through the pack's lumbar area for unrestricted movement when hiking with trekking poles or scrambling
  • OpenAir back-panel system circulates fresh air between the pack and your back to keep you feeling comfortable when the midday sun is cranking
  • 3D mesh on the shoulder straps and hip-belt is soft and breathable for summertime waterfall hunts
  • Multiple side pockets and main compartment hold your towel, camera, extra layers, and other essentials so you can have them when you need them
  • Slip your water reservoir into the inner sleeve for hands-free, on-the-go beverage-ing (reservoir not included)
  • Front straps keep your trekking poles or ice axes secure when not in use

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5 5

Excellent Day Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It holds a decent amount, suitable for a day hike. I pack in a full water bladder, two water bottles, some extra clothes as needed, some food, med kit, and a water filter for a days hike. I feel like the full bladder (I use the Camelbak Antiodote Reservoir 3L) takes up quite a bit of space in the pack which is a bit annoying, but even with it, you can stuff a good amount in there for such a small pack. Also the suspension system is amazing and works well. With a full packed all strapped in to your back, that suspension system works wonders for easing strain on you.

Has anyone used this pack as a daypack for...

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Has anyone used this pack as a daypack for climbing at a crag? would it be able to hold a rope, shoes, draws, and harness?

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The overall design would work well for cragging, but you might find this a little too small for your gear list. BD would be a good first place to look, but maybe 2000-2500+ cubic inches would be better. Hope this helps.

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Hey Bcop,
This is definitely going to be too small. It's a 24 Liter pack. For reference, I have trouble fitting all my ski gear (helmet, food, extra layer(s), shovel and probe in my 30L BD pack). I can't imagine that a rope plus your additional gear would fit comfortably in a pack of this size.

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ditto, definately too small. i have a 35L bag (2136 cu inches) and i can fit all my gear in it. but it's a duffel, as in one big compartment. the volume of this bag is split between multiple pockets. mine is the smallest bag i've seen in 7 years that can hold all the gear, food, and water for cragging, and it's because it only has one compartment. i'd look for 40L at a minimum, or another bag that just has one, huge storage area.

5 5

Everyday Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My friend bought this pack carry everyday stuff:, shoes & harness for the gym, work uniform, lunch & books. It is perfect.
He is 1.70m tall and got a size M, fits perfect.

5 5

Fantastic Pack

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a sick pack. I'm 5 9 and 120lbs and have the size L. (I probably should have the M but the chest and waist can be cinched snug.) I use this pack for everything; Climbing, hiking, snowboarding, overnights, and even school. It holds a lot of gear and has many useful features.The waist belt and shoulder straps have swing arms which is a blessing while hiking. The straps move but you don't feel the pack shift at all. Great pack for everything

Fantastic Pack

I currently have a pack that sucks and I'm...

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I currently have a pack that sucks and I'm planning on purchasing a new one. I wanna use it for full days of climbing (sport & top rope) and some overnight trips. Could I fit a couple harnesses 70m rope webbing and camping gear (eno hammock + fly,light sleeping bag)? Thanks to anyone who responds.

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I'm also 6'3" & have a 30" waist.... Size?

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Hey dude. I have a 29 waist and the large pack. It is a little big but it cinches down pretty small to fit me nicely. Its a sick pack for the price super comfy. I take mine climbing. I can fit my harness, shoes, draws, helmet, and chalk bag it it with a little side room. but not sure about the rope. It should hold a sleeping bag and misc. stuff. Pull the trigger and buy it now that its onsale.

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definately too small. i have a 35L bag (2136 cu inches) and i can fit all my gear in it. but it's a duffel, as in one big compartment. the volume of this bag is split between multiple pockets. mine is the smallest bag i've seen in 7 years that can hold all the gear, food, and water for cragging, and it's because it only has one compartment. i'd look for 40L at a minimum, or another bag that just has one, huge storage area.

5 5

Perfect day+ pack

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this pack based on reviews for use as a simple daypack. I couldn't be happier. Important in my decision was the waistbelt, suspension, pocket on the waistbelt, and the solid material on the stretch pocket on the back (as opposed to elasticized chord). The waist belt is substantial and comfortable. The suspension is such that am not even aware that I have it on. The pocket on the waist belt is made of non stretch material which is much more substantial than the net stretch I have seen on others. Lots of room in it also. I can get my phone (not smart) in there as well as my bear spray, plus a cliff bar. Not bad. The pack is quite a bit roomier than I anticipated too. I got my 30 degree bag, neo air, flash boil (coffee), and a couple of meals in there. This bag could be used as a minimal overnight bag. I am happy with my purchase.

4 5

Great Bag

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this bag to take with me on light weekend camping trips. I pack light so this bag is just about right for me. I do wish that it had just a tiny bit more room though. That is my only complaint though. Its light and durable, and will be a good addition to any inventory.

5 5

Perfect day+ pack

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Plenty of room for lunch and alternate weather gear. Not really big enough for overnight...maybe with a bivey. Very comfortable. Good ventilation. Not really concious I'm wearing it. Very happy with my purchase.

4 5

Sizing

Others have done a great job describing this nice pack. This comment is about sizing.

I'm 5'11", 165lbs, and usually wear a waist size of 33. Reading the measurement specs I figured I could either go with a large or medium Nitro. Turns out I was right, but for me the medium was a much better fit.

I originally ordered a large based on experience with other brands and the slightly larger capacity. The frame was on the long side for my back, but the real deal-killer was the large size of the waist belt. Had to cinch it and the shoulder straps way down. If I were mostly using the pack for winter I might have kept it, but that's not my plan.

I decided to swap the large pack out for a medium and am very happy I did. Thanks to Backcountry for the easy exchange.

5 5

What pack?

Very comfortable pack....recently did a pretty strenuous 10 miler and could barely tell I had it on. Love the suspension system that moves with you....

What pack?
5 5

Best big day pack I have ever had

I searched for a pack for 3 weeks before settling on this pack. It is by far the largest/most intelligently designed pack in the 20-25L range I have ever had. There are not a ton of extra useless pockets and the access into the pockets makes it easy to get bigger items in and out (important for camera gear). The suspension system makes it wonderful as a technical pack when you need to scramble, while still able to easily carry 25lbs comfortably when you just want to cruze on an easy trail. The side and front pockets are still very usable, can get shoes and nalgenes into them when the pack is fully stuffed.

The things that BD can work on. The side mesh pockets, the material isn't the most durable mesh material, It doesn't hold up to being dragged across rough rocks very well, then again what does. Second, the L hip belt is big. It barely gets small enough to fit me. Finally, there isn't really a way to compress the pack down on the bottom when it isn't empty, not a deal breaker, but would have been nice to make it tighter for scrambling.

on my way to Cayambe, Ecuador (Aug, 2011)

on my way to Cayambe, Ecuador (Aug, 2011)

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I am very satisfied with the pack´s performance!

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Great that you're satisfied, but this is another pack . It's the Instinct pack. Anyway, like all other products from Black Diamond, this pack rules!

Is this ok for biking?
I commute to work...

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Is this ok for biking?
I commute to work everyday and face changing weather conditions. i'm looking for a waterproof rocksack to hold my netbook and other esentials. Does anyone know if this would be allright?
Cheers!

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Definitely not waterproof. It will bead up water, but will get soaked in a downpour. I use one to carry a light trad rack as a day pack, along with a separate rope bag. Nice, skinny and light for biking, but not weatherproof enough to hold electronics in a downpour.

5 5

Long day pack!

Ideal pack for long day hikes. Lots of storage space and meshed shoulder and hip straps keeps you cool.

4 5

Recommend

My husband really enjoys using this pack for his camera equipment and said it is a very comfortable fit.

5 5

Great Day Pack, Careful with the sizing

Great pack. Plenty of room for everything you need for a day. Hydration compatible and light weight. The pocket on the front of the pack is perfect for strapping a shell onto the outside of your pack for easy access. The pack is a little heavy for its size but makes up for it by being extremely comfortable. The ice axe straps are pretty light weight but have a double loop, the smaller one is perfect for hauling trekking poles. The sternum and waist straps make the pack stay put.

Only complaint is that I had to exchange for the large size as the waist belt on the medium only goes up to 34" If you are in that range I would recommend sizing up as the Large does go down below 34" and the torso length is not that long (I am 5'9" and it fits fine.)

One additional nicety that would be good on the next version is a small map pocket on the top of the pack that can be accessed without taking the pack off.

Will this pack be good for overnight...

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Will this pack be good for overnight climbs?

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Kind of small and more of a daypack. Overnight on a wall might take a bit more gear than this will hold. What about just using a haul bag?

So I am looking for a da ypack to fit into...

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So I am looking for a da ypack to fit into my Arcteryx Bora 80. Will the medium be too large to use as a day pack when I am 11 miles into the wilderness?

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Or check out the Marmot Kompressor Plus. Packs down to almost nothing and crams in just about anywhere. I like it better than using the lid from the Bora 80 as a lumbar pack for sure.

5 5

Excellent on the trail and on the road

I took it to China for three weeks on the road with frequent hikes and some scrambling (Great Wall!) The tabs for the hip suspension are a little long, but I'm thin. I could fit a macbook in the water bladder pocket for train trips, which kept it out of sight and well protected. Great for long hikes, ultralight overnights, extended travel. A keeper!

Excellent on the trail and on the road

Will this hold a 3L (100oz) bladder?

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Will this hold a 3L (100oz) bladder?

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It will inside the pack, but not in the bladder pocket provided

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