The Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack is a cavernous, top-loading cragging Black Diamond backpack with unique “stand up” haul bag style bottom. This Black Diamond equipment features 5mm V-Flex suspension, padded shoulder straps, top-load access, tuck-away helmet/rope holder, and is hydration compatible. The Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack has really helped me pick up girls at the bar when I tell them I go rock climbing, but I was told that similar results may vary.
The Black Diamond 50 Caliber is a cavernous, top-loading cragging pack with a unique “stand up” haul bag-style bottom for easy loading. Padded shoulder straps, a removable dual-density hipbelt and a 20 mm aluminum stay frame provide support and comfort for long approaches.
50 L, 3,051 cu in (S)
52 L, 3,175 (M)
54 L, 3,295 cu in (L)
Average Stock Weight :
1.5 kg, 3 lb 5 oz (S)
1.54 kg, 3 lb 6 oz (M)
1.58 kg, 3 lb 8 oz (L)
|Average Stock Weight:||3 lbs 8 oz / 1.59 kg|
|Volume:||3,295 cubic inches / 54 liter|
|Black Diamond 50 Caliber Pack-Gray-L||$169.90|
I can stuff a climbing rope, static rope, slings, biners, harness, and crampons in this pack and still have room for extra layers, my hydration pouch, lunch and snacks. The pack sets the weight on my waist comfortably, even if the shoulder straps are a bit narrow for my frame.
The construction is SOLID, more so than any other pack I own. It's a great pack for a day of climbing, but lacks the compartments to make it a well organized weekend pack. I do use it for overnights, but I travel light and sleep in a hammock.
This is perfect for getting all your essential gear to the base of the climb. Packs a rope, harnesses, draws, some extra layers and leaves plenty of room for some extra gear if you need it. Couldn't be happier with the pack. The "haul bag style" bottom is an awesome perk as well. Adds the easy accessibility as well as some extra protection to the bottom of the pack.