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Black Diamond Cirque 45L Backpack


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    Cirque 45L Backpack

    Despite being one of Black Diamond's lightest, the Cirque 45 Backpack boasts plenty of space for day-long backcountry tours and ski mountaineering missions. Designed for minimalists and ski mountaineers, the Cirque features only the basics but still retains a full-featured design. It carries skis diagonally or at an A-frame, as well as your helmet, avalanche safety gear, ice axes, and even a climbing rope.

    Although streamlined for minimalists, the Cirque still sports innovative technology that doesn't add a whole lot of weight to your kit. The SwingArm shoulder straps and stretch waist belt provide active suspension and a streamlined fit. The Cirque is compatible with Black Diamond's AvaLung and SilNylon lid pocket for added safety and capacity when traveling in avalanche terrain.

    • Black Diamond's ultralight backcountry pack for ski mountaineering
    • Large capacity for gear-intensive descents
    • SwingArm shoulder straps and stretchy waist belt move with you
    • Integrated avalanche gear compartment for probe and shovel
    • Tuck-away diagonal and A-frame ski carry straps
    • Stowable helmet flap secures brain bucket
    • Ice axe PickPockets with tuck-away rope strap
    • Item #BLD00L4

    Tech Specs

    45L (2746cu in)
    active, form-fitting
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    1 avalanche gear, 2 PickPockets, 1 waist belt
    Gear Loops
    Ski Carry
    yes, diagonal and A-frame
    Helmet Carry
    yes, stowable
    Ice Axe Carry
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 5oz
    Recommended Use
    ski mountaineering, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    I Couldn't Be More Stoked

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this primarily as a ski touring/mountaineering pack that could also work for UL fastpacking and a crag bag. After about 7-8 months of use as my only pack, I can confidently say it works great for all the above. I love the helmet carry for skiing/climbing, and the options for ski/axe/pole/rope carry are great. The size is nearly perfect, and very adjustable so if you are on a short day tour it can compress down to about 25l. The side pocket is nice for water bottle and puffy access, but I wish the zipper was longer.

    I  Couldn't Be More Stoked

    Versatile bag!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    All in all I am very impressed with this bag! It's lightweight, durable and comfortable all at the same time. I've used this bag now for some ski touring here in the Wasatch mountains and it's been a dream. I've also used it for some day hikes in the desert and I find it to be exactly what I need and nothing more. I plan on using it for climbing and some overnight hiking trips once the weather warms up. The only fault I really see with the bag is that the "Avalanche" pocket doesn't seem to have the most intuitive design, the slots that they have there are not especially useful for a probe or a shovel. It seems like that could have been designed a little more thoughtfully to hold your rescue equipment.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Bought this for ski touring and it's a very light pack. The sunglass pocket on the hip strap is pretty convenient. Although, I it's tough to also fit a hardcase for glasses inside of it. The side zip access pocket is a bit small, but better than only relying on top access. There aren't a lot of small pockets for organization, but there are enough.

    Finally a great ski pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    why do I love this bag? well its extremely lightweight, but still has plenty of well thought out pockets and straps to store your gear. Loops for ice axes, separated avy gear pouch, side access to the main compartment. I've been very impressed with this pack and highly recommend it to friends!