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

3.97 based on 45 reviews
Black Diamond Nitro
74% of the Black Diamond Nitro reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (58%)
Good (16%)
Average (8%)
Poor (16%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Nitro models
Capacity iconCapacity22-24 l (1343-1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-2.1 oz (0.7-1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Nitro

  • A reviewer thought that the Black Diamond Nitro backpack could pack a lot of gear.
  • Users mentioned that they are ensured of the security of their things placed inside the backpack due to its zippered panel access.
  • Reviewers noted the backpack's ability to hold much equipment due to its pockets and attachment loops.
  • Several reviewers recommend the bag for those who are into hiking and climbing.
  • A user thought that backpack could comfortably hold a water bladder during multi-pitch climbing.
  • Other users mentioned that the backpack ensures comfort and proper ventilation on their backs.
  • The fabric material received praise from those who tested the backpack because it provides beefiness which is expected from heavier models.
  • Some reviewers praised its innovations including the front kangaroo pocket.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack is not water-resistant, making it risky to use when exposed to wet environments.
  • A few other reviewers thought that several of the pockets in the backpack are challenging to access.

Popular Models

Black Diamond Nitro 26

62% choose the Black Diamond Nitro 26

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity24 l (1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Black Diamond Nitro 22

38% choose the Black Diamond Nitro 22

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Sternum strap

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 Nitro models (the most popular choice is the Nitro 26).

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.

2222 l1.6 oz0.07 oz/L
2624 l2.1 oz0.09 oz/L

Black Diamond Nitro
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Black Diamond Nitro ranks #13 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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The Black Diamond Nitro ranks #854 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Overall, my verdict is that the Black Diamond Nitro 22 is a comfortable, well-featured backpack that is perfect for day hikes or carrying your climbing gear to the gym and sport crag.

Posted 20 May 2015 by Vince Hempsall - Read full review

Backcountry Exposure

All in all this pack is awesome, and any use of it in the backcountry will make your trip that much better knowing you’re able to carry everything you need and you’re gonna be comfortable.

Posted 4 January 2014 by Devin - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019