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Black Diamond Magnum Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.61
based on 25 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Magnum - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


68% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Magnum a good or excellent rating!

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





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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Magnum models and sizes:

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)
Height12-13 in (30-33 cm)





Popular Models


Black Diamond Magnum 20

53% choose the Black Diamond Magnum 20

53 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Black Diamond Magnum 16

47% choose the Black Diamond Magnum 16

47 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Red


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




Black Diamond Magnum 16 vs Magnum 20


The two most popular Black Diamond Magnum models are the Magnum 16 and the Magnum 20, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Magnum bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Magnum 20 which is choosen by 53% (1.1 times as many as the 47% that choose the Magnum 16).

Magnum 16Magnum 20
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Magnum 16 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Magnum 20, but check the deals before you buy.

Magnum 16Magnum 20
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Magnum 16 has a capacity of 16 l, while the Magnum 20 has a capacity of 20 l.

Magnum 16Magnum 20
Biggest

For a traveller, the 4 L (244 cuin) difference equals around 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Magnum 16
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Magnum 20
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 4 L difference equals 1 blouse and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Magnum 16
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Magnum 20
blouse
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts.

Packing the Magnum 16
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Magnum 20
shorts
1

Check how you can pack the Magnum here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Magnum 16 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Magnum 20.

Magnum 16Magnum 20
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Magnum 16 and the Magnum 20 has the same length (23 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (14 vs. 15 in), while the height is the same (both 13 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Magnum 16 is available in red. Only the Magnum 20 is available in grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Black Diamond Magnum features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Hydration bladder
  • Side pockets

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.

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


Black Diamond Magnum
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

The Black Diamond Magnum ranks #24 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Magnum ranks #2206 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2204Lug Pilot
3.62
Lug Pilot
2205Black Diamond Magnum
3.61
Black Diamond Magnum
2206Black Diamond Pilot
3.61
Black Diamond Pilot
2207Hermes Kelly
3.61
Hermes Kelly
2208Samsonite Fiero
3.61
Samsonite Fiero

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Last updated on May 12, 2019