A showdown with the mountain calls for the Magnum.
Shoot up trails with Black Diamond's ultralight Magnum 16 Backpack storing all your hiking essentials. With a minimal 16 liter capacity, the Magnum has enough room for layers, snacks, and limited gear for long-distance day hikes and multipitch climbs. Its OpenAir back panel provides cool ventilation in warmer weather, and the removable webbing belt accommodates harnesses in the vertical realm. Hydration compatibility works with your own hydration reservoir, and loops for trekking poles and ice axes add convenient versatility. There are also compression straps for a secure feel, an internal stash pocket for keys, and a zippered front pocket for easy access to layers.
- OpenAir backpanel
- Contoured shoulder straps
- Removable webbing belt
- Trekking pole/ice axe loop
- Front web compression and storage
- Item #BLD00C2
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this pack as a multipitch/light day pack & it exceeded my expectations. It is super light and seems to be pretty durable as well. I've used it lightly so far but am very impressed with it. The pack has a solid ventilation system along the back to keep the sweat from building up on like approaches or long climbs. It has the bells and whistles needed from a pack like this. Hydration pack holder, helmet holder on the front, stash pocket on the front for keys, phone, snacks & it packable if you need to throw this into a larger back.
A classic Daypack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this as my go-to day pack for hikes after work and the hikes that require enough space for the essential gear. The design on this pack is very functional with the main compartment opening wide with a bladder sleeve, and than the elastic cage on the outside allows jackets or cloths to be strapped to the outside. The fit and feel of this pack is nice and I have had no problems with it on all the variety of hikes I have taken it on. The only problem I have had with this are the water bottle holders on the two sides; they are not meant for a big wide sized water bottle, and tend to carry the bottle loose. To solve this I just put the elastic straps over the bottle and than secure the top to one of the elastic strings with a carabiner. Despite that one negative this is a great day pack.
Great pack for day hikes
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he's used it a few times.
He wanted a lightweight pack for day hikes and this one is perfect. It's exactly the right size and has some great features, like adjustable side pockets (big enough to fit a one liter Nalgene) and loops for poles.