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

3.66 based on 31 reviews
Black Diamond Mercury
74% of the Black Diamond Mercury reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (37%)
Good (37%)
Average (0%)
Poor (12%)
Bad (12%)

Specs across all Mercury models
Capacity iconCapacity55-65 l (3356-3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength11-12 in (28-30 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height31-32 in (79-81 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Mercury

  • Most testers said that it is a solid, rugged and reliable pack for trekking and weekend camping.
  • They also said that the pack is lighweight in nature and is very comfortable to carry.
  • Some travellers said that the swing arm straps and swiveling hip belt made their pack ride comfortably while commuting.
  • Many of the buyers said that the pack comes with great storing capacity for camping and trekking.
  • Some mentioned that the hip belt pockets are large enough for carrying more important stuffs for easy access on the trial.
  • Most of the reviewers said that the zippers are extremely well built and sturdy.
  • A user also said that he tested the pack in rain and to his satisfaction everything was dry inside the bag.
  • Another user said that the compression straps are good enough to compress the pack for easy carry.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user wished that the hip belt padding was large enough for more comfort.
  • Another user said that the side pockets are too small to carry big water bottles and are not easily accessible when the pack is on his back.

Popular Models

Black Diamond Mercury 65

67% choose the Black Diamond Mercury 65

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)

Black Diamond Mercury 55

33% choose the Black Diamond Mercury 55

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height31 in (79 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Black Diamond Mercury features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilated back 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 Mercury models (the most popular choice is the Mercury 65).

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.

5555 l4.1 oz0.07 oz/L
6565 l4.1 oz0.06 oz/L

Black Diamond Mercury
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Black Diamond Mercury ranks #17 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Mercury ranks #1232 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Backpack Gear Test

It is a highly durable pack that can carry tons of loads. Reviewers say that the pack is 100% comfortable to carry.

Posted 10 December 2012 by Justin Potts - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019