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Stone 45L Backpack

Black Diamond's Stone 45 Backpack gets your climbing gear to and from crags with a super comfortable carry. Padded straps keep your shoulders prime for the climb once you get there, and you can remove the padded waist belt if the crag is only a stone's throw away. A drawcord skirt opens the Stone's top-access wide so you can stuff your gear in without a hassle, and Black Diamond added a full-length side zipper for easy retrieval.

The Stone also has a removable floating top lid when you want to pack in a little less weight. There's a tuck-away strap for your climbing rope at, which is possibly the most convenient and compact way to carry your rope. Having the rope outside your bag leaves plenty of room for your trad rack, quickdraws, harness, shoes, food, and layers. Black Diamond also added a loop for ice axes for winter climbing. Compression straps secure your load so you can hit the trail comfortably.

  • Padded shoulder straps and removable padded waist belt
  • Top loader with drawcord skirt
  • Full-length side zipper
  • Removable floating top lid
  • Tuck-away rope strap
  • Ice axe loop
  • Compression straps
  • Item #BLD00BT

800D nylon, 1260D ballistic nylon
[small/medium] 43L (2624cu in), [medium/large] 45L (2746cu in)
Shoulder Straps
Waist Belt
yes, removable, padded
1 zippered lid
Ice Axe Carry
Claimed Weight
3lb 3oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Wonderful Bag

I've used it several times

I have had this bag for a couple of months now and I really love it. all of the zippers and adjusters move so smoothly and nothing about this bag feels cheap. It has a very convenient pocket underneath the brain that is great for keys, phones, and wallets, so they can be out of the way of climbing gear. The bag features a butterfly opening mechanism that allows you to zip down the right side and access the bottom of the bag without digging through everything. The sinch at the top of the bag works really well and tightens and releases very smoothly. I also love having a climbing bag with a brain in case I need to put a rope or separate gear on top of the bag and I can sinch it down with the brain. Overall, I have found that everything works really well on this bag. We'll see how it hold up over the next months/years to come.

>Rating: 3

Not the best

I've put it through the wringer

I've owned three BD packs in the eight years that I've been climbing and this one is by far my least favorite. But first i'll start with the features I liked about it: Tons of space in this thing, easily fit a double rack, waters bottles and layers no problem. Side Zippers are a great features, get to the crag and dump your gear out in a flash. Now the aspects that aren't so nice... Granted I used the pack for guiding this summer for roughly 90 days but I expected it to hold up a little better than it did. Within a month the draw string for the lid snapped and I had to pain painstakingly thread a new piece of cord through, as well as the stitching on the shoulders blew out within two months. The removable brain is a good idea but without the correct amount of stuff in the pack the brain wont a line correctly and it just sits funny on the pack. Just my two cents but I defiantly think a better design with more durable material is in order. Great for someone who is taking this to the crag maybe once every weekend, but for a person who is taking this out on multi day outings or guiding plan on buying at least three per year with the way that it holds up.


Black Diamond Stone 45 Rope Bag

>Rating: 4

Simple pack with a few great features

I've put it through the wringer

Just got this pack, took it cragging a couple weekends and I'm already pretty stoked on it. I don't like hanging extra stuff on the outside of my packs if I can avoid it, so I'm a fan of the lack of pockets, daisy chains etc. In the S/M size, there's more than enough room for a rope, rack, personal gear, and food inside the pack. Side zip seems pretty burly (but only time will tell) and makes getting your gear out a breeze. One of my favorite features is how the top lid opens nearly 180-degrees and has plenty of room to stuff a light puffy, guidebook, or whatever else you need quick access to. Two zippered stash pockets (inside and underneath the top lid) round out the versatility & organization. Well done, BD. -Update- After months of cragging every weekend, I've found that the one-piece yoke for this pack isn't holding up the way I'd expect from BD. I swing the pack over my right shoulder to get it on my back and it's tearing apart the padding and stitching for the right shoulder strap. It hasn't failed yet and still has plenty of life left, but it's kind of disappointing for a workhorse cragging pack. The rest of the pack is holding up admirably though, so I might warranty it and be gentler when I throw this on my back.

the Stone 45 is Weak sauce! Hey now, Hows that Stone 45 holding up?, I find it a very weak replacement for my 30yr old Son OF Crag, The wear points are not re-enforced, like at the spot where your butt rubs at the bottom of the bag,. There is a, straight across the pack, seam there that will leak and wear/rub badly. Eventually that seam will come apart, like It did on my Granite Gear. The LACK of storm flaps covering the zipper, dooms this sack to fair weather only. After time, the zipper will leak, soaking the contents, and then everything will freeze, and that dog don't hunt. The pack is NOT fully lined? no redundancy, a single layer? That means at least Two things; a short bag life-span, and moisture transfer, both bad if you haul climbing gear. The shoulder straps are not padded far enough, and rub painfully as you hike where the faster is not padded where it meets the straps and the side of the pec/breast. That is bad enough. Among other things, that the bag bottom is black is just a stupid color, you can't see what you need in low light , what Patagucci?, you never heard of an alpine start? Is getting be-nighted while descending back to the packs a strange concept ? To the question are there any gear loops inside at the top of the pack, NO nothing is full strength. The ribbons that are tacked into cubby holes do not allow for a tight lashed tool. The Grab loops are criminally negligent ,not rated, or full strength. They appear to be , like the tool loops, cosmetic. Can you tell? that even at the sale price I am still disappointed (and will spew on the webs . . .) 0 WHAT A CHEAP POS COMPARED TO SO MANY OTHERS>The Chernobyl by Cold Cold World or the Arc'Teryx Alpha FL 45 or any of the 50 liter small haul bag/hybrids. . . buyers remorse from decades of climbing and knowing what lasts, even a North Face sack would give this thing a run for the money. In fact I will be using my 20yr old North Face of the same general design as the Stone 45, for alpine & ice climbing instead of the Stone 45. because it has full strength sewn loops and a full length storm flap that protects the zipper, so a tougher exterior & more weatherproof, What Happened to Black Diamond's rugged Reliability? Edit on further inspection and a re read my passion got the better of me. I have found that by adding webbing through the belt loop and another girth hitched around the yoke of the shoulder straps I can equalize the forces on the crappy ribbons that pastor gear and grab loops. These things are an insult. I also added an Ensolite pad inside around the pack . It reduces the volume but I will use the pad so it is an equal trade off. Stuff sacs add weight, but will help protect the pack and zipper from gear. Still this is a warning there are many better choices of packs out there.


Hi, I have too questions about the BD Stone 45 - what size would you recommend, I'm 5' 6 1/2" ? - does this version of the pack have ice axe loops? Thanks, Jo


Does anyone know if this pack has a removable frame?

Doesn't look like it. Looks like the more alpine oriented BD packs like the speed and mission have removable framesheets.


Does this pack have an internal rack?

The pack does have an internal ridgid suspension.