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Black Diamond Speed Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.96
based on 74 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


83% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Speed a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (15%)
Average (5%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (10%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Speed

  • Several users have noted the Black Diamond Speed backpack for its ample amount of space to place their belongings.
  • Reviewers recommend the pack for those who are into hiking or camping.
  • Users have noted that its straps and drawstrings make the bag adjustable to fit the necessities.
  • Many reviewers commented that its removable hip belt makes it more comfortable to use for lighter pack days.
  • Other reviewers highlighted on the comfort they felt on their shoulders due to its durable shoulder straps.
  • Most of those who have tried the backpack praised ample pockets which provide enough storage for the bag.
  • Testers commented on the presence of pickpockets in order to secure axes.
  • Other testers noted that its straps might also hold ropes and crampons.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few users noted that the placement of the hydration opening shortens the amount of hose they were able to pull through.
  • Another user pointed out that the bag's suspension system does not fit him quite well.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Speed models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity24-31 l (1465-1892 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.6-3.05 oz (0.3-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width22-28 in (56-71 cm)
Height12-14 in (30-36 cm)





Popular Models


Black Diamond Speed 40

38% choose the Black Diamond Speed 40

38 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.7 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width27 in (69 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Black Diamond Speed 30

31% choose the Black Diamond Speed 30

31 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width27 in (69 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Black Diamond Speed 22

15% choose the Black Diamond Speed 22

15 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.6 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width22 in (56 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Black Diamond Speed 50

15% choose the Black Diamond Speed 50

15 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.05 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width28 in (71 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)




Black Diamond Speed 40 vs Speed 30


The two most popular Black Diamond Speed models are the Speed 40 and the Speed 30, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 69% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Speed bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Speed 40 which is choosen by 38% (1.2 times as many as the 31% that choose the Speed 30).

Speed 40Speed 30
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Speed 40 is typically around $40 more expensive than the Speed 30, but check the deals before you buy.

Speed 40Speed 30
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Speed 40 is 0.3 kg (10.6 oz) higher than the weight of the Speed 30.

Speed 40Speed 30
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Speed 40 and the Speed 30 has the same length (2 in). Both bags are the same width (27 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Black Diamond Speed features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Compression straps

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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
2424 l1.3 oz0.05 oz/L
3331 l2.6 oz0.08 oz/L


Black Diamond Speed
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

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

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4.02
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12Black Diamond Sonic
4.00
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13Black Diamond Speed
3.96
Black Diamond Speed
14Black Diamond Super Chute
3.95
Black Diamond Super Chute
15Black Diamond Spark
3.95
Black Diamond Spark

vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Speed ranks #1338 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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3.97
Thule Lithos
1337Black Diamond Speed
3.96
Black Diamond Speed
1338Dakine Trek
3.96
Dakine Trek
1339Patagonia Arbor
3.96
Patagonia Arbor
1340Pacsafe Metrosafe
3.96
Pacsafe Metrosafe



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Black Diamond Speed vs 3 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Black Diamond Speed vs Black Diamond Axis


Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed

3.96
BEST
Based on 74 reviews
Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Axis
Black Diamond Axis

3.10

Based on 24 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1-3.4 oz
Price:

  • The Speed is rated much better than the Axis.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 98 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Speed is 11% lighter than the biggest Axis (3.05 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureSpeedAxis
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Axis is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey




Black Diamond Speed vs Black Diamond Epic


Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed

3.96

Based on 74 reviews
Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Epic
Black Diamond Epic

4.18
BEST
Based on 16 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3.15-4.1 oz
Price:

  • The Speed is rated a little bit worse than the Epic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 90 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Speed is 34% lighter than the biggest Epic (3.05 oz vs 4.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Epic is available in these colors:
Blue
Red




Black Diamond Speed vs Black Diamond Mission


Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed

3.96

Based on 74 reviews
Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Mission
Black Diamond Mission

4.11
BEST
Based on 31 reviews

Capacity: 43 l
Weight: 0.25-1.1 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Speed is rated a little bit worse than the Mission.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 105 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Speed is 39% smaller than the biggest Mission (31 L vs 43 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Speed is 177% heavier than the biggest Mission (3.05 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureSpeedMission
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Mission is available in these colors:
Blue







Selected Reviews


The Alpine Start people

The Alpine Start

A great all-around pack, just the right size for light-and-fast one-day ascents of ice, mixed or alpine objectives.

Posted 13 March 2014 by Raf - Read full review


Sierra Descents

It is a great versatile bag which serves numerous purposes. It can carry climbing hardware, a lightweight racing pack, or even a framed daypack.

Posted by Andy - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019