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Black DiamondSpeed 40L Backpack

Black DiamondSpeed 40L Backpack

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4 out of 5 stars
11 Reviews

Speed 40L Backpack

For alpine-style climbers of the cunning and savvy variety, you need a fast and light backpack like the Black Diamond Speed 40 to get you up in a hurry. Weight becomes the central focus if you're lugging all your own gear, so Black Diamond put the Speed on a serious diet by including only the features you're sure to need, like PickPockets for your ice tools, removable crampon straps, and a three-point haul system. You can trim it way down by removing the floating top pocket and padded hip-belt, but you'll still be able to carry your rope in the tuck-away top strap, and stay hydrated thanks to the bladder-compatible design. Best of all, the Speed has an Active suspension system that pivots and flexes with you as you move, allowing the pack to shift as you do without unbalancing your load and tipping you over.


  • Active suspension system
  • Thermoformed backpanel
  • Removable framesheet (doubles as bivy pad)
  • Top loading
  • Removable hipbelt and top lid
  • Drawcord closure skirt
  • 210D ripstop fabric
  • Hydration system compatible
  • Item #BLD00IC

Tech Specs

210D nylon ripstop, 420D nylon
[small/medium] 38L (2319cu in), [medium/large] 40L (2440cu in)
thermoformed backpanel, removable framesheet, removable foam bivy pad
Waist Belt
yes, removable
Hydration Compatible
1 front stretch, 2 side stretch
Ice Axe Carry
yes, 2 side straps
[small/medium] 24 x 13 x 8in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 2lb 8oz, [medium/large] 2lb 9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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