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

4.15 based on 48 reviews
Black Diamond Speed
83% of the Black Diamond Speed reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (72%)
Good (11%)
Average (5%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (11%)


Specs across all Speed models
Weight iconWeight0.6-2.8 oz (0.3-1.3 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width22-28 in (56-71 cm)
Height12-14 in (30-36 cm)





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.



Popular Models


Black Diamond Speed 40

38% choose the Black Diamond Speed 40

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

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

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

Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width28 in (71 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)




Feature Summary


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

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


Rankings


vs Black Diamond Bags

The Black Diamond Speed ranks #7 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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vs All Bags

The Black Diamond Speed ranks #565 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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4.16
Billingham Hadley
564Black Diamond Speed
4.15
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4.15
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566Timbuk2 Raider
4.15
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567Dakine EQ
4.15
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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

Bag ID 31217. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019

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