Edward Matt wrote a review of Black Diamond Octane Backpack - 1700-1831cu in on April 15, 2011
I got this pack to use just as a large day pack; something that can handle a few layers and basic gear...as well as a summer load of 3 persons gear. It has reall performed. I can fit all the late winter early spring gear that I need in it. That includes a primaloft jacket, a fleece and an extra top layer, socks, two liters of water and food...I still had room. the outer pocket is great to just slide things into...gloves or a hat. The pack holds an ice axe well and trekking poles store easily. This will be a great summer pack hiking with the kids...load it up.The stand out feature was the suspension of this pack. The waist belt and the shoulder straps are amazing, the pack moves with you unlike any I have ever owned. Overall this pack is awsome.