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Day hikers rejoice—this pack helps you take the trail in stride.

Hit the trail all day or head up the mountain for just a few hours, either way the Black Diamond Nitro Backpack will help you take the wilderness in stride. This pack features Black Diamond's articulating suspension system for ultimate comfort, a breathable back panel to aid circulation and dry up sweat, and holders for your trekking poles, ice axes, and bike light. Streamlined and sized just right for hiking, biking, or travel, this backpack will quickly turn into your do-it-all carrier.

  • reActive XP suspension system blends fixed shoulder straps with an ultra-responsive, floating hip-belt that responds to your body's movements for greater comfort and stability
  • Thermoformed, vented back panel helps circulate fresh air between the pack and your back to keep you feeling comfortable
  • Zippered panel access makes it a breeze to load and unload this pack
  • Hydration sleeve can be accessed externally so you don't have to tear your pack apart to refill your water bladder
  • Raincover pocket keeps an accessory rain cover (cover sold separately) easy to reach so your gear stays dry when a storm suddenly strikes
  • Also features external holders for your trekking poles, loops for your ice axes for the winter, and a bike light clip for commuting in the city

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4 5

great support

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Although a really pretty and lightweight daypack, I purchased the Nitro for geology field work. Over a day, my partner and I sampled and loaded fist-sized rocks into the backpack. I didn't have a clue how heavy a load it actually was until I took it off at the car and was amazed at its weight and how well the load was distributed without me feeling in in my shoulders or elsewhere. This bodes well for sports hiking, too.

Is that outer pocket (the rain cover pocket,...

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Is that outer pocket (the rain cover pocket, I think) made of a stretchy material?

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Hey Raccoon,
No it's not. It's made from the same material as the rest of the pack. It's more of a shove it pouch, so you can store pretty much anything you want in there.

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For anyone else that might read this post - I just purchased this bag (awesome choice for day hikes). To expand on the above answer - While that outer pocket is made of the same nylon material as the rest of the bag, it is attached to the main body with a stretchy gusset on each side. So while the pocket as a whole may not be elasticy, there is definitely the potential to stuff more things in there with that added stretch at the attachment points.

If you're looking at the product photo above, this stretchy material is illustrated by the darker, vertical panel that runs along the pocket in each pic.

5 5

Great pack

Just got this and ran this through a steep section of trails and I must say that I was quite impressed. I have owned many 1-2 day packs and this is my favorite as the suspension system and back panel is a dream (stable, weight balanced and breathable). I carry 2L of water and all my 10 essentials and while this does not take up 20L the option is still there for winter or higher assents. The pack is light for 20L compared to many others and I prefer the bulk loading area opposed to twenty different organization pockets. The down sides are that it is hard to stash poles in the gear loops at the back. I would like to see a mini daisy chain just for those awkward to carry items such as crampons. The reservoir pouch is separate from the main compartment which is nice BUT it is a bit hard to get the bladder in but this is not really a concern for me. Anyway I was quite impressed.

5 5

Stellar Pack

I have the older version of the Nitro. This newer version sheds weight and has a grooved open foam in the back which is a new addition to help with ventilation. The hip belt is also padded and you can hike for days. This new model is more vertical and does not stick out as much keeping your weight closer to your body. Great for climbing/skiing/hiking. Awesome pack, and if you have any problems contact Black Diamond. they will fix it. Bomber pack