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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 15L Backpack

$119.95
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Dawn Patrol 15L Backpack

Whether you're taking a chair bump to your favorite backcountry stash or you scored a seat on a cat trip, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 15 Backpack keeps all of your backcountry gear in tow. The form-fitting suspension system gives the pack a body-hugging fit that won't throw off your balance as you ride, so you can also take it with you when lapping the resort.

  • A streamlined pack for lift-accessed touring and heli skiing
  • Form-fitting suspension keeps you nimble on the skintrack
  • Front panel access provides quick and easy access your tools
  • Hydration sleeve keeps your thirst at bay during adventures
  • Dedicates spots for your gear means you're always well-equipped
  • AvaLung compatible design (AvaLung Element sold separately)
  • Item #BLD00E2

Material
Nanosphere (91% nylon, 9% elastane)
Volume
15L (915cu in)
Shoulder Straps
ultralight dynex
Waist Belt
yes
Hydration Compatible
yes, with insulated sleeve
Access
top, front
Pockets
avalanche tool organization
Ski Carry
diagonal
Helmet Carry
yes
Ice Axe Carry
yes
Avalung
compatible
Claimed Weight
2 lbs
Recommended Use
alpine touring, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Great for day hikes and tours

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

This pack is perfect for day hikes and tours and has enough room for water, a few jackets, snacks, gloves, lunch and a couple beers. It also has the perfect pockets and straps for backcountry winter tours. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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>Rating: 4

Perfect for resort or sidecountry

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 11"

I bought this pack to carry the essentials when I'm at the resort, and it's been a great pack so far. It fits snacks, water, beacon, shovel, probe, and has a helmet sleeve as well. The only reason I didn't rate it as 5 stars is that the shoulder straps can be a little uncomfortable when I'm carrying my skis on my back for bootpacking. Otherwise, this pack is hard to beat for resort days when I'm going bell to bell.

>Rating: 5

Nice sidecountry ski pack.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I use this pack for bootpacks and sidecountry trips. The pack is well though out, built with stout materials and should last a long time. The diagonal ski carry works well and is easy to deploy. It does not allow A-frame ski carry. The pack carries well when loaded. The pack opens wide for easy access and is a good shape. It has just enough room for avalanche tools and extra gloves, hat, jacket, water and food. I bought the rust color and it is very sharp looking. All in all, very happy with the pack and have enjoyed using it.

>Rating: 5

Excellent!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I live in Park City and have been researching packs for mostly resort skiing. Can't ski w/o hydration and need space for layers and snacks - and spare gloves/goggles/etc. as often skiing w my two young daughters and good to have extra supplies for them. After 5 days on mtn so far, absolutely love this pack. Perfect size, comfy on lift, holds what I need, my osprey hydration bladder works well inside, and I don't notice I'm wearing it when skiing. Not too big but would probably be fine for side country or short backcountry. Love the top compartment for extra goggles or sunglasses or lunch. I compared this to an Osprey pack which I loved also, but was overkill for my use-case. I got the all black but the other colors look rad too.

Hi Thomas S. - Great review. What size Osprey bladder fits well with all your accessories?

>Rating: 4

Almost, Almost Absolutely Perfect.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The minimalist in me giggles in delight when I use this pack, but the dreamer wishes for one extra addition. I tend to layer, as many people do, and shed layers as the day goes on. This pack has no means of attaching a jacket, or really anything (other than ski's), to the exterior of the pack. On a pack this small, where you can't just stuff something inside, it's all the more important to have something like a pair of daisy chain style runners down the front. If you don't need them, they stay out of the way and light weight, and when you do need them, they're very helpful and convenient. As it stands, the fit and function is perfect (above issue aside) , and I will probably just end up adding my own runners, and hopefully they won't look horrific.

>Rating: 5

Great Starter Pack

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This is my first dedicated touring pack and it hasn't disappointed. Plenty of space for short day excursions of either pure touring or sidecountry.ski trips, would even use it for resort skiiing if needed on big blower days. Have used all the features such as helmet carrier and Avalung attachment and worked great. Highly recommended!

>Rating: 5

Snow not Included

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Unbelievable how many features Black Diamond crammed into this tiny bag. It will hold your skis, your helmet, your poles, your shovel, avalanche beacon, your flask of 'kool-aid', the avalung, your skins, granola bar, your hydroflask, and your emergency stash of bubble gum. Not only does it have all those features, but it also looks damn good. This bag is guaranteed to make you ski better, and look better. Contact me directly with additional questions!

Unbelievable

I read a comment that the diagonal ski holder wasnt wide enough for their skis. How wide of a ski do you think can fit?

Your beacon should be on YOU not in your pack.

Does the bag have any exterior loops on the right side to match the ones on the left side and as pictured? Thanks.

>Rating: 5

Great backpack for skiing

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

"Plenty of room for your shovel, probe, spare clothes and whisky flask and the helmet holder/basket thingy is an especially nice touch. Really comfortable to wear for extended periods of time."

>Rating: 5

Awesome pack

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is an awesome backpack. Very small and stays tight to the body, while at the same time having sufficient space for gloves, snacks, etc. Not fully waterproof, but stays dry in all but heavy rain.

>Rating: 5

Excellent side country pack

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

Great little pack for side country / short tours. Has just enough features / pockets for half day trips, top quality construction & detailing & the fit is excellent. Seems like it will last for years as well. Very happy with this purchase.

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Same question here, is the waist strap removable?

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Does this have a strap or sleeve for carrying a snowboard?

Hi Chris, The bag only has a diagonal carry option for skis. Cheers, Andrew Williams

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Is there a sleeve for a hydration tube to stay/zip into so that the water doesn't freeze?

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Is the waist strap removable?