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Black Diamond Jetforce UL 26L Backpack

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Jetforce UL 26L Backpack

Just over four pounds, the Jetforce UL 26L Backpack is Black Diamond's lightest backcountry pack with an included avalanche airbag system. New to the season, Black Diamond's Alpride 2.0 system utilizes two small cartridges combining compressed argon and CO2 gasses that weigh less than the original Jetforce fan and still inflates in a mere five seconds. The deploy trigger can switch to either shoulder strap, and it's personally adjustable to your preferences. The front compartment stores required gear for backcountry travel, leaving room in the 26L main compartment for a full day's worth of essentials.

Black Diamond designed the pack itself to complement the Alpride avalanche system's lightness with minimalism and just the necessary amount of features for touring, bootpacking, and easier mountaineering. The ice axe carry is removable if you want to shed a gram or two, and the diagonal ski carry and helmet holder stow away for a solid look skiing downhill.

  • Black Diamond's lightest avalanche backpack for backcountry skiing
  • 26L capacity ideal for dawn patrols or half-day tours
  • Alpride 2.0 airbag system inflates via two small gas cartridges
  • Front compartment dedicated to avy equipment like shovels and probes
  • Ski carry and helmet holder tuck away for the ride down
  • Cartridges are sold separately
  • Item #BLD012R

Dynex Ripstop (100D nylon, 200D PE)
[small/medium] 24L (1465cu in), [medium/large] 26L (1587cu in)
Alpride E1
Deployment System
compressed CO2, argon
Canister Included
Alpride 2.0
Shoulder Straps
padded, adjustable, sternum strap
Waist Belt
webbing, adjustable
front panel
Ski Carry
Helmet Carry
Ice Axe Carry
19.5 x 9.5 x 8.5in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 4lb 3oz, [medium/large] 4lb 6oz, [deployment system] 1lb 8oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

Great quality, not a ton of storage

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
180 lbs

First off, love the pack quality and the way it sits on the back and waist. It's obviously made from strong materials, but with a shovel and probe inside there's not a lot of storage space left. It's and ideal half day pack - maybe day - but recommended for those who are looking to carry light. The cartridge airbag system is also not the easiest to test prior to using. You essentially have to blow through 2 $50 cartridges, which can be difficult to find on the internet.