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Black Diamond Epic Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.18
based on 16 reviews


We have checked a few reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Epic - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


87% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Epic a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (87%)
Good (0%)
Average (0%)
Poor (12%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Epic

  • 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.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Epic models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight3.15-4.1 oz (1.4-1.9 kg)
Length iconLength17-24 in (43-61 cm)
Width12.5-13 in (32-33 cm)
Height4-15.5 in (10-39 cm)





Popular Models


Black Diamond Epic 45

67% choose the Black Diamond Epic 45

67 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


Black Diamond Epic 35

33% choose the Black Diamond Epic 35

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.15 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width12.5 in (32 cm)
Height15.5 in (39 cm)




Black Diamond Epic 45 vs Epic 35


The two most popular Black Diamond Epic models are the Epic 45 and the Epic 35, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Epic bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Epic 45 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Epic 35).

Epic 45Epic 35
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Epic 45 is 0.9 kg (33.5 oz) higher than the weight of the Epic 35.

Epic 45Epic 35
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Epic 45 and the Epic 35 has the same length (24 in). Both bags are the same width (13 in), while the height of the Epic 45 is 12 in (30 cm) less than the height of the Epic 35 (4 vs. 16 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Epic 45 is available in red.




Rankings


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The Black Diamond Epic ranks #5 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Epic ranks #719 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Black Diamond Epic vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Black Diamond Epic vs Black Diamond Axis


Black Diamond Epic
Black Diamond Epic

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


Black Diamond Axis
Black Diamond Axis

3.04

Based on 24 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1-3.4 oz
Price:

  • The Epic is rated quite a lot better than the Axis.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 40 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Epic is 21% heavier than the biggest Axis (4.1 oz vs 3.4 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red

Only the Axis is available in these colors:
Grey




Black Diamond Epic vs Black Diamond Saga


Black Diamond Epic
Black Diamond Epic

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


Black Diamond Saga
Black Diamond Saga

3.85

Based on 7 reviews

Capacity: 38 l
Weight: 2 oz
Price: $$$$$

  • The Epic is rated a bit better than the Saga.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 23 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Epic is 105% heavier than the biggest Saga (4.1 oz vs 2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Epic is available in these colors:
Blue




Black Diamond Epic vs Black Diamond Speed


Black Diamond Epic
Black Diamond Epic

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


Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed

3.94

Based on 73 reviews

Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Epic is rated a little bit better than the Speed.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 89 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Epic is 34% heavier than the biggest Speed (4.1 oz vs 3.05 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Epic is available in these colors:
Blue
Red





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Last updated on April 20, 2019