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Black Diamond Nitro Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.02
based on 48 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


74% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Nitro a good or excellent rating!

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





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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Nitro models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity22-24 l (1343-1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-2.1 oz (0.7-1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Black Diamond Nitro 26

62% choose the Black Diamond Nitro 26

62 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity24 l (1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Black Diamond Nitro 22

38% choose the Black Diamond Nitro 22

38 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)




Black Diamond Nitro 22 vs Nitro 26


The two most popular Black Diamond Nitro models are the Nitro 22 and the Nitro 26, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Nitro bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Nitro 26 which is choosen by 62% (1.6 times as many as the 38% that choose the Nitro 22).

Nitro 22Nitro 26
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Nitro 22 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Nitro 26, but check the deals before you buy.

Nitro 22Nitro 26
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Nitro 22 has a capacity of 22 l, while the Nitro 26 has a capacity of 24 l.

Nitro 22Nitro 26
Biggest

For a traveller, the 2 L (122 cuin) difference equals around .

Packing the Nitro 22
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Nitro 26

If you are an athlete, the 2 L difference equals .

Packing the Nitro 22
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Nitro 26

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as .

Packing the Nitro 22
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Nitro 26

Check how you can pack the Nitro here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Nitro 22 is 0.5 kg (17.6 oz) lower than the weight of the Nitro 26.

Nitro 22Nitro 26
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Nitro 22 and the Nitro 26 has the same length (24 in). Both bags are the same width (4 in), while the height is the same (both 13 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Nitro 26 is available in grey and red.




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
  • Organizer panel
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • 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.

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


Black Diamond Nitro
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

The Black Diamond Nitro ranks #10 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Nitro ranks #1152 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Black Diamond Nitro vs the Black Diamond Bolt.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Black Diamond Nitro vs Black Diamond Bolt


Black Diamond Nitro
Black Diamond Nitro

4.02
BEST
Based on 48 reviews
Capacity: 22-24 l
Weight: 1.6-2.1 oz
Price: $$


Black Diamond Bolt
Black Diamond Bolt

3.53

Based on 35 reviews

Capacity: 22 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nitro is rated somewhat better than the Bolt.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 83 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Nitro is 9% bigger than the biggest Bolt (24 L vs 22 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Nitro is the same weight as the biggest Bolt (both 2.1 oz).

FeatureNitroBolt
Carry-on size
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Nitro is available in these colors:
Grey
Red







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 July 03, 2019