Black Diamond Sonar

Priced: $98.95 - $139.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Black Diamond Sonar
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Color: Grasshopper Green
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Black Diamond Sonar Pack Features.

Black Diamond Sonar Pack.
The Black Diamond Sonar Pack is the coolest day pack for hot-weather hiking. Its spacious room can easily accommodate a day's worth of gear. With its OpenAir foam/mesh back panel and low-profile, ventilated shoulder straps, you can carry it conveniently.The reActiv suspension system ensures freedom of movement with its flexible hip belt and SwingArm shoulder straps. The two shoulder straps are connected together by a cable so you can reach up with your arms and elongate the shoulder strap on one side or the other without unbalancing the load. And with a strong, durable, and light 210D Nailhead nylon with 210D dobby abrasion, it will withstand wear and tear on the trail. With plenty of space for all your wants and needs for a day of fun this Black Diamond Sonar Pack is perfect for you.
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Key Features.

Fabric:

  • Strong, durable, and light 210D Nailhead nylon with 210D dobby abrasion withstands wear and tear on the trail or wall
  • reActiv hip-belt features pass-through design that flexes smoothly, and its soft construction allows comfort and mobility
  • A bevy of pockets keeps your gear organized and accessible, including a fleece-lined pocket for your phone or MP3 player
  • The Black Diamond Sonar pack is made of 210-denier ripstop nylon for lightweight durability

Frame:

  • The reACTIV suspension with high-flow OpenAir back panel curved frame keeps your load balanced by allowing your body to move naturally in any direction

Hipbelt:

  • Front, side and hipbelt stretch pockets and raincover pocket (raincover not included)
  • Front, side, and hipbelt pockets store essentials close at hand

Ventilation:

  • Airy, breathable back panel, shoulder straps and hipbelt help keep your back cool and ventilated during hot sunny days

Hydration:

  • Hydration-compatible design features an externally accessible hydration sleeve (reservoir sold separately)
  • An external access hydration sleeve is available to keep your water reservoir
  • Hydration compatibility with external-access hydration sleeve conveniently accommodates your system so you stay quenched and energized

Comfort:

  • High-flow OpenAir backpanel, shoulder straps, and hip-belt help keep these high-stress areas cool, dry, and comfortable

Zippers:

  • Its zippered organizer pockets store your items securely
  • Zippered panel access makes it easy to load and unload your gear
  • Zippered panel access lets you get your things without unpacking

Features:

  • Tool loops let you attach trekking poles or an ice axe to the exterior
  • Carries enough gear, goodies, and clothing for an all-day adventure
  • Ice axe or trekking pole loops and bike-light clip hold these tools right where you want them
Massey's Outfitters
Featuring our reACTIV suspension and a spacious interior capable of swallowing a full day's worth of gear, the 26-liter Black Diamond Sonar pack is ready for summit scrambles, loop hikes and any other on- or off-trail day of adventure. The Sonar's high-flow OpenAir backpanel, shoulder straps and waistbelt keep your back cool and well ventilated during hot, sunny days. We designed the Sonar with a slew of organizer pockets, including a fleece-lined pocket for your phone or MP3 player and a raincover pocket (raincover not included) if the weather gets foul. reACTIV suspension with high-flow OpenAir backpanel, shoulder straps and waistbelt.
Zippered panel access.
Fleece-lined electronics pocket and zippered organizer pockets.
Trekking pole/ice axe loops, bike light clip.
Front, side and hipbelt stretch pockets and raincover pocket (raincover not included)
Hydration compatible with external access hydration sleeve
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FEATURES of the Black Diamond Sonar Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Sonar Pack.

Gearx

The name Black Diamond might bring scenes of skiing and ice climbing to your mind, but the company is no stranger to summertime adventure. The Sonar is BD's coolest day pack for hot-weather hiking, with its OpenAir foam/mesh back panel and low-profile, ventilated shoulder straps. Its 26-liter capacity easily accommodates a day's worth of gear, and the reActiv suspension system ensures great freedom of movement with its flexible hip belt and SwingArm shoulder straps. The two shoulder straps are connected together by a cable, so you can reach up with your arms and elongate the shoulder strap on one side or the other without unbalancing the load.


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Backcountry.com

Pick an adventure, any adventure, and pack up your trusty, do-it-all Black Diamond Sonar Backpack and go. With plenty of space for all your wants and needs for a crazy day of fun and easy access to it all via a large zippered panel, this pack will make it a breeze for you. And the reActive suspension featuring a highly ventilated backpanel, shoulder straps, and the flexible hip-belt keeps everything secure and stable for enduring comfort. Whether it be a slot canyon, high peak, or limestone cave, you'll have what you need and have energy to spare.


Zappos.com
Stash just about everything you need for rain or shine in the Black Diamond® Sonar pack.
Large zippered main opening allows easy access to all your belongings.
Fleece-lined pocket for personal technology and zippered organizer pockets for easy stashing.
Hipbelt stash pocket and side stretch pockets.
Trekking pole/ ice axe loops.
Hydration compatible.
[S/M] 920 g. (2 lb.)
[M/L] 940 g. (2 lb. 1 oz.)
Imported.
REI

With innovative suspension and lots of volume, the Black Diamond Sonar pack offers all-day comfort and is capable of hauling a full day's worth of gear on quick summit scrambles and long day hikes.

Imported.

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Activity:Hiking
Adjustable torso:26 liters
Average Sock Weight:2 lbs 1 oz / 940 g
Average Stock Weight:2 lbs / 920 g
Bottom Width:9 in
Depth:7 1⁄2 in
Dimensions:28 - 45 inches
Fits torso:1,464 cubic inches
Fits waist/hips:1,587 cubic inches
Frame material:2 lbs. 1 oz.
Frame type:Hiking
Gear capacity (L):Internal
Gear capacity (cu. in.):No
Handle Drop:1 1⁄4 in
Handle Length:7 in
Height:21 1⁄4 in
M/L:940 g (2 lb 1 oz)
Material:2 lbs.
Materials:210d nailhead main, 210d dobby abrasion.
Number of exterior pockets:16 - 19 inches
Number of stays:0.92 kilograms
Pack access:No
Pack loading:No
Raincover included:26 - 40 inches
S/M:920 g (2 lb)
Sleeping bag compartment:18.5 - 21 inches
Strap Drop:17 in
Strap Length:38 in
Suspended mesh back panel:0.94 kilograms
Type:Unisex
Ultralight:Internal
Volume:1.587 cubic inches / 26 liter
Weight:1 lb 14 oz
Weight - metric:24 liters
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Black Diamond Sonar Reviews:

Reviews:

9.5 out of a 10 - has some chi

Context:
1. I was looking for a pack primarily for my urban-day
2: Typical commute = subway to work (40 min), subway to training (10 min), subway home (30 min). Most of it standing. Often in tight subway cars. So, pack needed to be light, with good weight-distribution, and shaped so it could be easily maneuvered in packed subway.
3. Capacity: breakfast, lunch, snack, coffee mug, training clothes, a magazine for reading on the train, and a laptop in a 15" case. So, pack needed to allow 3-4 tupperware containers to stand upright(lower risk of spillage), really open up (not top loading), so I can easily pack/re-pack, as the day progresses, and have some level of rigid padding to protect the laptop. I also wanted couple of external pockets for wallet, phone, keys, etc.
4: Aspirational: I wanted a good looking pack, which I could use for 'off-road' adventures, or vacation travel. Finally, I wanted a well-made pack (craftsmanship).

Competitors:
I looked at products from arcteryx, mountain hardwear, mountainsmith, gregory, thule, and several others. Online, and in stores. I looked for the right pack for over 4 months, because I wanted the perfect pack, for my needs.

This pack:
Fits the bill perfectly. I was a bit reluctant because of the red padding, which makes it slightly less 'corporate-appropriate' than I would like.

Why 9.5 (and not perfect 10):
Construction quality: The construction is good, but not as good as top-of-line arcteryx or black diamond. My hypothesis is that they make some packs in the US/CA, with the most cutting edge machines (see the 700 dollar Naos for super construction). However, decent for this price-point. By construction, I mean the stitching, material choice, etc. For instance, the main zipper snags a little bit when it encounters certain turns (so you need two hands to manage).
Design: Good, but again, not perfect. For instance, there are three zipper sets on pack: one for a fleece lined small pocket, one for another small pocket, and one for main compartment. Fleece lined one is highlit in red so it is visually distinguishable (good design). The other two, however, look identical. So, most of the time, it is trial and error to find the right one.
Finally, for primarily urban users such as myself, it would be great if we could find a way to nicely stash the waist-strap, if not needed. For instance, if the waist-straps were a bit longer, we could wrap then around opposite side of pack and close the fastener, so the two waist-straps were not always dangling around.
Should black-diamond ever read this review, and modify the sonar pack, I hope they send me an upgrade!

Note: After I received this pack, I found it for USD20 cheaper online, but bc REI is a co-op, returns dividends, and supports in-store returns, chose to keep pack.
zhou shi at REI on 07/07/2013

First of all the blue/torquise color is freakin awesome! And the pack itself is awesome. The black diamond sway system is awesome. The back frame and venting system is really comfortable. And the material is durable. I have had it for a few months now and it has no signs of wear. It isnt quite big enough for a rope and gear but i have fit a rope and 1 pair of shoes in it before. But usually i have a few pairs of shoes a chalk bucket a harness and a chalk bag and it fits fine. It would be an awesome day pack. Very very comfortable.

Jordan at Backcountry.com on 08/12/2013