Reviews Summary


65% of the Black Diamond Axis reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (37%)
Good (28%)
Average (14%)
Poor (19%)
Bad (0%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Black Diamond Axis:

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Axis

  • According to users, the Black Diamond Axis is a simple, lightweight, ‘guide’ style daypack designed for vertical adventures whether that be on rock, snow or ice.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the fit of the bag is very much an alpine style fit.
  • Users took notice of its removable webbing waist belt and Black Diamonds ‘reACTIV’ suspension system that provides good support when the pack is fully loaded.
  • Other users thought that it is completely fine to wear with a t-shirt but is more at home under a more traditional alpine layering.
  • They noticed that its thermoformed back panel has adequate padding.
  • They also noted that the pack has a slim profile which stays right out of the way when climbing.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it has attachment points on the face for both ice axes and crampons.
  • They also noted that it has a tuck-away rope strap and hydration pocket.
  • Testers said that the pack features a smaller top loading pocket which helps when separating smaller bits of gear and under this compartment there’s an even smaller zip pocket.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the user's kit can be easily accessed by spinning the pack around or directly when it’s clipped to a belay by the grab handle.
  • Other reviewers also found that it is a fantastic rugged daypack.
  • Reviewers indicated that the bag carries nicely.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that its padding is thick but doesn't interfere or rub on skin.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with its breathability that is generally quite poor.
  • Another reviewer noted that its mechanics of the ergoACTIV system do seem to add some bulk on the hip belt right around the spine.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Axis models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.1-3.4 oz (0.5-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width4-13 in (10-33 cm)
Height4-13 in (10-33 cm)





Popular Models


Black Diamond Axis 33

100% choose the Black Diamond Axis 33

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)




Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

The Black Diamond Axis ranks #27 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

25Black Diamond Stone
3.36
Black Diamond Stone
26Black Diamond Axis
3.04
Black Diamond Axis
27Black Diamond Cult
2.85
Black Diamond Cult

vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Axis ranks #2050 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2048Timbuk2 Hudson
3.04
Timbuk2 Hudson
2049Black Diamond Axis
3.04
Black Diamond Axis
2050Adidas Daybreak
3.04
Adidas Daybreak
2051Titleist StaDry
3.03
Titleist StaDry
2052Nathan Trail Mix
3.01
Nathan Trail Mix



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Black Diamond Axis vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Black Diamond Axis vs Black Diamond Epic


Black Diamond Axis
Black Diamond Axis

3.04
Based on 23 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.1-3.4 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Epic
Black Diamond Epic

4.18BEST
Based on 16 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 3.15-4.1 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Axis is rated quite a lot worse than the Epic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 39 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Axis is 21% lighter than the biggest Epic (3.4 oz vs 4.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red

Only the Axis is available in these colors:
Grey




Black Diamond Axis vs Black Diamond Speed


Black Diamond Axis
Black Diamond Axis

3.04
Based on 23 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.1-3.4 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed

4.14BEST
Based on 65 reviews
Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Axis is rated quite a lot worse than the Speed.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 88 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Axis is 11% heavier than the biggest Speed (3.4 oz vs 3.05 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Axis is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey

The Black Diamond Axis and Speed are high-end climbing bags designed for distinctly separate climbing environments.

Perfect for warmer climes, the Axis features a ventilated back panel, several removable attachments, and even a hydration reservoir. Its smaller dimensions are perfect for the hottest days where lighter loads are a priority, if only at the detriment of its overall carrying capacity (33-35 liters).

The Speed is somewhat less streamlined, but includes more specifications for ice climbing and mountaineering, such as its micro ice-tool PickPockets, 22-millimeter crampon straps, and drawcord skirt closure strap. Altogether, these bags share a principal lightweight structure designed to give their user a full range of motion, the Axis is explicitly designed with scrambling and bouldering in mind, while the Speed is optimal for winter climbing.



Bag ID 32050. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-02-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Last updated on February 10, 2019

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