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Black Diamond Creek Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.79
based on 73 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Creek - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Creek a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (62%)
Good (31%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (6%)



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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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Creek models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20-48 l (1220-2929 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.4-3.7 oz (0.6-1.7 kg)
Length iconLength17-27 in (43-69 cm)
Width10-18 in (25-46 cm)
Height6-14 in (15-36 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Black Diamond Creek 50

71% choose the Black Diamond Creek 50

71 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
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

29 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity33 l (2014 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.7 oz (1.7 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)




Black Diamond Creek 35 vs Creek 50


The two most popular Black Diamond Creek models are the Creek 35 and the Creek 50, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Creek bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Creek 50 which is choosen by 71% (2.4 times as many as the 29% that choose the Creek 35).

Creek 35Creek 50
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Creek 35 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Creek 50, but check the deals before you buy.

Creek 35Creek 50
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Creek 35 has a capacity of 33 l, while the Creek 50 has a capacity of 48 l.

Creek 35Creek 50
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants, 1 jacket and 1 book.

Packing the Creek 35
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Creek 50
blouse
1
pants
1
jacket
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 jacket and 1 football.

Packing the Creek 35
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Creek 50
jacket
1
football
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 shorts, 1 towel, 1 book and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Creek 35
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Creek 50
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Creek here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Creek 35 is 1.7 kg (60 oz) higher than the weight of the Creek 50.

Creek 35Creek 50
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Creek 35 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Creek 50 (26 vs. 27 in). Both bags are the same width (18 in), while the height of the Creek 35 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Creek 50 (6 vs. 7 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Black Diamond Creek features:
  • Waterproof
  • Hip belt
  • Organizer panel

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 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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
2020 l1.4 oz0.07 oz/L
3533 l3.7 oz0.11 oz/L
5048 l2 oz0.04 oz/L
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Black Diamond Creek
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

The Black Diamond Creek ranks #18 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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18Black Diamond Creek
3.79
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19Black Diamond Mercury
3.65
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20Black Diamond Mondo
3.63
Black Diamond Mondo

vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Creek ranks #1789 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1787Plano X2
3.80
Plano X2
1788Black Diamond Creek
3.79
Black Diamond Creek
1789Arcteryx Blanca
3.79
Arcteryx Blanca
1790The North Face Electra
3.79
The North Face Electra
1791Gregory Cairn
3.79
Gregory Cairn



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 July 03, 2019