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Black Diamond Bolt Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

3.48 based on 33 reviews
Black Diamond Bolt
71% of the Black Diamond Bolt reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (57%)
Good (14%)
Average (21%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (0%)

Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width12.5 in (32 cm)
Height12.5 in (32 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Bolt

  • Many reviewers recommend that Black Diamond Bolt backpack for trekking and climbing because of its reACTIV suspension and a top-loading design.
  • Many climbers who used the product praised the bag for its comfort and ease of use.
  • Several reviewers found out that the pack is lightweight, providing ease when climbing and hiking.
  • Many of the users commended the backpack for its pockets and attachments where they can place their trekking equipment and personal belongings.
  • Users like that the bag has a side zip for easy access inside the bag.
  • Other users enjoyed that the waist belt of the backpack allowed them to move independently from the frame of the bag while still giving weight support.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the buckles of the backpack could easily break.
  • A reviewer thought that the pack is already fully loaded, it would be difficult for you to place your hand inside.
  • Another reviewer felt that top pocket has a small opening.

Popular Models

Black Diamond Bolt 24

100% choose the Black Diamond Bolt 24

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Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width12.5 in (32 cm)
Height12.5 in (32 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Black Diamond Bolt features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Black Diamond Bolt models (the most popular choice is the Bolt 24).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

2422 l2.1 oz0.1 oz/L


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Vs Other Bags

Black Diamond Bolt vs Black Diamond Nitro

Black Diamond Bolt is a top-loading carry-anything type of daypack. It's designed with a stiff nylon framesheet for minimal rubbing and improved balance and stability for you heavy loads.

Like the Bolt, the Nitro is also a top loader with impressive crossover potential. Both bags feature the reACTIV suspension system for efficient load transfer.

Other common features include:

  • Fixed top pocket and side zip access.

  • Attachment loops for trekking pole/ice axe.

  • Bike light clip.

  • Raincover pocket.

    • Several slight differences exist between the Nitro and the Bolt. The Nitro's support system is designed for natural movement on the trail. Its ripstop construction is highly durable and the straps are well ventilated to keep you cool while trekking in the heat.

      Black Diamond Nitro 3.97 based on 45 reviews

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      Last updated on January 11, 2019