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

3.53 based on 24 reviews
Black Diamond Magnum
68% of the Black Diamond Magnum reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (38%)
Good (30%)
Average (0%)
Poor (22%)
Bad (7%)

Specs across all Magnum models
Capacity iconCapacity16-20 l (976-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.2 oz (0.5-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width14-15 in (36-38 cm)
Height4-13 in (10-33 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Magnum

  • Users have noted that the Black Diamond Magnum backpack provides ventilation and comfort even when they are exposed to hot environments.
  • Several reviewers liked that the backpack has slots where they can place their trekking equipment.
  • Another reviewer found that the bag is lightweight and compressible, making it an ideal pack for several activities which involve long distances.
  • The presence of several pockets to store gears received praise from users, especially those who are into high-intensity activities.
  • Users liked that it involves a limited lifetime warranty.
  • Other users commended its ability to store things safely and securely due to its zippered pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bottom portion of the backpack is tapered causing it to fold over time.
  • Due to its relatively small size, a few reviewers thought that larger gadgets might not fit inside the bag.

Popular Models

Black Diamond Magnum 20

53% choose the Black Diamond Magnum 20

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)

Black Diamond Magnum 16

47% choose the Black Diamond Magnum 16

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity16 l (976 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Black Diamond Magnum features:
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • 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 Magnum models (the most popular choice is the Magnum 20).

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.

1616 l1 oz0.06 oz/L
2020 l1.2 oz0.06 oz/L

Black Diamond Magnum
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Black Diamond Magnum ranks #20 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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The Black Diamond Magnum ranks #1360 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 31260. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019