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

3.74 based on 48 reviews
Black Diamond Creek
90% of the Black Diamond Creek reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (50%)
Good (40%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (10%)

Specs across all Creek models
Capacity iconCapacity20-48 l (1220-2929 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.4-3.65 oz (0.6-1.7 kg)
Length iconLength17-27 in (43-69 cm)
Width14-18 in (36-46 cm)
Height6-7 in (15-18 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Creek

  • Most of the reviewers said that the bag can hold ton of gear as it is spacious and much durable for long vacations.
  • Testers confirmed that the pack is built with extremely tough and durable materials for long lasting and carrying tons of load.
  • Travellers are happy with the waterproofing and they said it can be trusted in rainstorms.
  • The hidden helmet cover that can be zipped out to cover the top is quiet appreciated by mountain climbers.
  • Testers confirmed that it is a rugged simple backpack which can be used for comfortable climbing and camping.
  • Numerous reviewers liked the backpack standing up straight in both loaded and unloaded conditions.
  • Some reviewers appreciated the full zipping down of the pack to the bottom giving them easy full access to the gears they are carrying.
  • Some travellers are happy with the good suspension system.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Testers complained that the pack carries well but it is a little warm with little ventilation.
  • Some reviewers also complained that it is hard to fill the external pockets once the main compartment is full.
  • Few testers said that the grab handles are not as tough as the pack looks.
  • A few travellers said there is no cross strap to bring the top closed. It only folds in one direction thus creating a wide profile.

Popular Models

Black Diamond Creek 50

71% choose the Black Diamond Creek 50

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity48 l (2929 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Black Diamond Creek 35

29% choose the Black Diamond Creek 35

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity33 l (2014 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.65 oz (1.7 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width16.5 in (42 cm)
Height6.5 in (17 cm)

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Black Diamond Creek models (the most popular choice is the Creek 50).

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.

2020 l1.4 oz0.07 oz/L
3533 l3.65 oz0.11 oz/L
5048 l2 oz0.04 oz/L

Black Diamond Creek
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Black Diamond Creek ranks #16 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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The Black Diamond Creek ranks #1158 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Climbing Zine

The hybrid haul bag-day pack is a concept that works really well, especially for places that require a ton of hardware. The Creek 50 isn’t perfect, but in my mind it’s the best offering of its kind yet.

Posted 17 January 2018 by Luke Mehall - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019