Black Diamond Epic 45 Review, Pros and Cons

Black Diamond Epic 45 is rated 4.78 based on 16 reviews

Feature Summary

Black Diamond Epic 45 Outdoor Backpack
  • ErgoACTIV suspension with Swing Arm shoulder straps and thermoformed back panel
  • Top-loading, with removable, floating top pocket, skirt closure and tuck-away rope strap
  • Ice-tool Pickpockets, three-point haul system and ladder-lock crampon straps
  • Removable, padded hip belt with fixed webbing belt
  • Hydration compatible

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Black Diamond Epic 45:

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Epic 45

  • According to users, the Black Diamond Epic pack was purpose-built for gear-intensive mountain excursions.
  • Other users pointed out that its ErgoActive suspension is among the best for maintaining actual climbing mobility while carrying a multi-day load.
  • Testers found out that it carries well regardless of its load.
  • Other testers recommend the use of the bag for mountain climbing.
  • Reviewers noted that its lid not so floppy and prone to spilling its contents.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it is designed to be used on any steep endeavor.
  • Other reviewers also found that it includes a removable frame which keeps the pack in a very ergonomic, slightly curved shape.
  • They noticed that its firm although padded hip-belt and main shoulder straps are also comfortable.
  • Users discovered that the nylon used in the pack is a heavy duty fabric, that won’t rip if snagged on rocks or sharp edges.
  • They also noted that its buckles, webbing, and straps also have a feeling of quality to them without being overly heavy.
  • Testers found that the pack’s main compartment has a nice drawstring shutter to it and a strap for storing ropes over the top.
  • Reviewers pointed out that all of its buckles and straps are easily adjusted with gloves on.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the back panel ventilation was minimal.
  • A tester said that its fixed lid and minimal exterior attachment points keep the Epic from carrying absolutely large loads.

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