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Black Diamond Octane Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 963 reviews

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

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Octane a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (74%)
Good (13%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (4%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Octane

  • Most users said that the swivel hip belt is awesome and nicely adjustable.
  • Many users said that the bag has a pocket for cell phone.
  • Many users said that they liked the hip belt pocket.
  • Most users said that the mesh adjustable pocket on the outside it will hold anything they need.
  • Many reviewers liked the clamshell opening at the top.
  • Many other users said that the hip belt and the shoulder straps were comfortable.
  • Reviewers said that the compression straps seemed to work well if the pack was not full.
  • Users said that it was quite comfortable on warm weather also.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One reviewer complained that ther should be Some sort of trekking pole holder.
  • Another user did not like the fact that it has only one hip pocket on the hip belt.


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The Black Diamond Octane ranks #9 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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The Black Diamond Octane ranks #951 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Backpack Gear Test

The bag has innovative hip belt design which makes climbing through the bush and over boulders much more natural. Even under heavier loads the pack remains stable and easy to carry. The padding is quite comfortable and the pack is easy to adjust.

Posted 31 August 2010 by Brett Haydin - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019