Black Diamond Mercury 65 Pack.
Experience unparalleled assistance during the long days of backcountry ventures with the Black Diamond Mercury 65 Pack. This backcountry pack will harmonize in your every move with its ergoACTIV XP suspension system. Geared with OpenAir backpanel, it will fend off you sweat by letting air in and out. The SwingArm shoulder straps attached in it will go along your arms when you reach high. Top-loading with a floating top pocket, it lets you unpack your items without any difficulty, while its front zippered access offers an added assistance. It has a waterproof taping on top and bottom to keep the pack dry and a compartment divider to keep your stuff organized. It includes side and hipbelt pockets to make the contents accessible. Safely tuck your trek tools with its retractable trekking pole/ice axe loop. With sleeping pad straps, you can efficiently save storage space. It can keep you hydrated in long trails by being hydration compatible. No matter how many miles the steep backcountry journeys will require, the Black Diamond Mercury 65 Pack will make it more convenient and comfortable.
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The Black Diamond Mercury 65 pack sports an active suspension and harness system that offer excellent load support and a wide range of free mobility for the wearer.
|Adjustable torso:||65 liters|
|Average Stock Weight:||4 lbs 12 oz / 2.19 kg|
|Bottom Width:||9 in|
|Fits torso:||67 liters|
|Fits waist/hips:||3,967 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||4 lbs. 11 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Lightweight|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Lightweight|
|Handle Drop:||2 in|
|Handle Length:||7 in|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||no|
|Ice Axe Loops:||yes|
|Material:||400D polyester twill + 420D nylon twill|
|Middle Width:||12 in|
|Number of Pockets:||4|
|Number of exterior pockets:||No|
|Number of stays:||4 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||400D polyester420D nylon|
|Pack loading:||2.19 kilograms|
|Primary Access:||Top & Front Panel Access|
|Raincover included:||19.5 - 23.5 inches|
|Ski / Snowboard Carrier:||no|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||17.5 - 20.5 inches|
|Strap Drop:||17 in|
|Strap Length:||36 in|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||2.15 kilograms|
|Top Width:||12 in|
|Torso Length:||M 17.5-20.5 in.L 19.5-23.5 in.|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||yes|
|Trip Length:||Extended Trip (>3 nights)|
|Volume:||M 3967 cu. in.L 4087 cu. in.|
|Volume Range:||60-69 liters|
|Weight:||M 4 lb. 11 oz.L 4 lb. 12 oz.|
|Weight - metric:||No|
|Weight Capacity:||Over 50 lb.|
|•LG:||4087 cu in / 67 L.|
|•MD:||3967 cu in / 65 L.|
I know, pretty broad statement, right? Well, that's what it felt like on a 8-day trip in the Pyrenees. At first, I was a little concerned if the 65 might hold all the backpacking (2P tent, sleeping bag and pad, clothing, rain gear, food), plus camera equipment (tripod, body, 4 lenses and accessories) for a week-long trip but the Mercury did awesome.
+ Back ventilation was superb, even in the 90 degree temperatures on the valley floors.
+ The ErgoActiv system worked as it is supposed to and exceeded my expectations. It moved really well with me on the narrow Pyrenean trails and scree sections, while always being supportive and feeling well designed, something I wouldn't say about another manufacturer other than BD.
+ Shoulder straps felt a little stiff at first but after a couple of miles, they wear in and you appreciate the support of the Swing Arm technology. Overall, the pack felt much lighter than it actually was (mid 40lbs. range I would guess) and I have to applaud Black Diamond (again) for designing a pack that allows you to hike more miles with seemingly less weight to carry.
+ The removable hip belt is gold when air travel is involved. You can board the plane knowing you can attach the hip belt once you picked up your pack, nothing gets ripped off. Easy call. The hex key stores away in the right pocket of the belt - perfect.
+ The hiking pole loops are cleverly designed and so are the additional straps that just store away in little pockets under the top lid and in the smaller front compartment, which is large enough to fit rain jacket and pants, maps, etc. at the same time for easy access.
Easily the best backpack I ever carried and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it.
Oh, and I got the Stone color, which is actually a little more on the olive-ish green side, yet, a color I would still classify as brown, just with said super light olive-ish color cast.
I bought this pack and so far I've been impressed. All the zippers are taped and everything is made well. I took it out on a 8.5 mile hike up Wildrose Peak in Death Valley. The pack road well and it was easy to adjust for comfort. Also, the pivoting hip belt and load adjusting cables move with you and feel natural. The side pockets are stretchy which allows you to put stuff in them even when the pack is full. Also, I liked how the pockets on the hip belt are easily accessible. I've had other packs where the pockets could not be reached very well. Finally just for some extra info the hip belt doesn't come attached. It is easy to attach but you may not realize the tool is in a pocket. I didn't realize that and I went and got an alan wrench from my garage when there was one with me the whole time.