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Black Diamond Mercury Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.66
based on 109 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Mercury - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


82% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Mercury a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (33%)
Good (49%)
Average (0%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (8%)





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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Mercury models and sizes:

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)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Black Diamond Mercury 65

67% choose the Black Diamond Mercury 65

67 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey


Specs
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

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
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)




Black Diamond Mercury 55 vs Mercury 65


The two most popular Black Diamond Mercury models are the Mercury 55 and the Mercury 65, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Mercury bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Mercury 65 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Mercury 55).

Mercury 55Mercury 65
Most popular

Capacity and Packing

The Mercury 55 has a capacity of 55 l, while the Mercury 65 has a capacity of 65 l.

Mercury 55Mercury 65
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 shorts.

Packing the Mercury 55
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
2
tshirt
5
boxers
5
socks
5
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
2
Extra in the Mercury 65
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 blouse, 1 pair of shoes, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Mercury 55
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Mercury 65
blouse
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 fleece, 1 trangia and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Mercury 55
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
6
Extra in the Mercury 65
water_bottle
1
fleece
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Mercury here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 4.1 oz.

If we look at dimensions, the Mercury 55 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Mercury 65 (11 vs. 12 in). Both bags are the same width (13 in), while the height of the Mercury 55 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Mercury 65 (31 vs. 32 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Mercury 65 is available in grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Black Diamond Mercury features:
  • Waterproof
  • Insulated
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Windproof

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Seam taped
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Organizer 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.

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


Black Diamond Mercury
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


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

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Mercury ranks #2099 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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3.66
Onya Baby Outback
2098Black Diamond Mercury
3.66
Black Diamond Mercury
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3.66
Metolius Access Fund
2100Lojel Lumo
3.66
Lojel Lumo
2101Alienware Vindicator
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Alienware Vindicator



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Black Diamond Mercury vs the Gregory Baltoro.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Black Diamond Mercury vs Gregory Baltoro


Black Diamond Mercury
Black Diamond Mercury

3.66

Based on 109 reviews
Capacity: 55-65 l
Weight: 4.1 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews

Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Mercury is rated a lot worse than the Baltoro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,457 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Mercury is 46% smaller than the biggest Baltoro (65 L vs 95 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Mercury is 32% lighter than the biggest Baltoro (4.1 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureMercuryBaltoro
Abrasion resistant
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Insulated
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof
Windproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green







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 May 12, 2019