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Simple, functional, versatile.
Whether you pulled the dawn shift on patrol or are just gearing up for a day-long backcountry tour, Black Diamond's Outlaw Winter Pack equips you with the essentials you need to stay safe and have fun outside the gates. Load up your snowboard or planks with vertical carry options before the boot pack, and stash whatever snacks you may need plus a camera in your hip belt stash pockets. You've got your avy-tool setup and know exactly where everything is thanks to a dedicated internal organizer pocket, and panel-loading access makes getting to your gear a snap.
- ergoActiv suspension utilizes custom-shaped ball joint to attach hip belt to frame to allow unrestricted movement and comfort
- Back panel access allows you to access your gear without removing pack
- Insulated hydration sleeve means you have a supply of water to stay fueled on grueling stretches of vertical
- Ballistic nylon withstands use and abuse for longevity
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Fit for an outlaw
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
The pack is build like a tank. Made specifically with backcountry skiing/boarding in mind, from the buckles to the zippers, the outlaw is built to be tough. At 3lbs its not the lightest option on the market, but far from the heaviest either.
The ability to strap this pack down, or strap stuff to it is unmatched. Whether you are going for a quick dawn tour before work or a full day expedition this thing will accommodate. I have yet to do any rappels or climbs with my skis strapped to the back, but for science I did strap my skis to the back to see how it performed, and they weren't going anywhere.
On hotter days I did notice a bit of a hot spot on the back panel, lack of ventilation isnt a problem when its colder out but while wearing the pack with a jacket on it can get pretty warm.
The organization pocket for probe/shovel is very well designed, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Bottom line: Burly, dependable, and bomb proof. 10/10 would buy again.
Great Pack for Snowboarders or Skiers!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was hesitant to buy this backpack for my backcountry adventures because I am a snowboarder and Black Diamond is mostly a ski company. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this pack. It can carry my snowboard (vertically only) and snowshoes which feel very light while riding down (very important to me).It has lots of straps which give you lots of options for carrying your gear. This pack as lots of room for avalanche equipment and other gear (Layers, Food, and Water). My favorite part of the pack is the Ergoactiv Suspension that works with your body and makes the pack very comfortable to wear while riding down or hiking up. I recommend this pack to anyone looking for a great backcountry pack that is built to last, makes to load seem lighter, provides overall comfort, and movement.
Black Diamond Outlaw Winter Pack
still putting it through the wringer
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Decided on this pack after spending 5 days rotating through two other packs. The thing that I love the most and that sold me on this pack was the swinging arm hip belt. I will be using this pack in chaparral fields and between the ballistic nylon and the hit belt I should have no problem picking my way through the dense shrubbery. I have no intention of using this pack for its actual purpose (snow/ski) so the lack of ventilation in the back my become a point of annoyance. In addition to the top/split zipper access you can also access the main compartment via the back panel. The external straps are quite long but the pack is designed as such that the straps and buckles tuck into slots in the back of the pack. There is a compartment designed with sleeves to hold tools. I will most likely modify these into stash pockets so that I have more organization for pens and electronic equipment. The zipper toggles are great. They are rubberized and large loops making it easy to open with gloved hands. I have a short torso and though the s/m is still a tad long it fits just as well as a woman specific frame would. There is a helmet hamock built into the pack which will come in handy on my grocery runs into town on my bike. Great pack seems solidly built. I will see how the zippers hold out.
So it spent a summer doing some offroading into the Sierras and Cascades with me. It battled through more than its fair share of chaparral fields and has held up like a champ. Something I did notice and was somewhat disappointed with is that the back is not water resistant. The first day of light rain and everything inside the pack was wet (not great for the electronics I was carrying).