Black Diamond Axis 33

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Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack Features.

Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack.
Make your outdoor exploration more comfortable with the Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack. This zip-top, guide-style alpine pack is designed to accommodate the needs of a done-in-a-day alpine climber. The pack comes with the innovative patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension, which lets you move more freely and naturally and deliver unparalleled support for your body. While the padded SwingArm shoulder straps ease the stress on your shoulders, its hipbelt supports your waist. Combined, these features distribute the weight of your load across more muscle groups more evenly, resulting in more comfort for your knees, ankles, and upper body. This amazing pack also offers enough space for your gear. The main compartment with a top-loading zip closure lets you store most of your valuables. On top of the closure is rope strap where you can attach you rope. There's also the Ice tool PickPockets to hold your pick axe, a welded crampon patch with removable strap, and a helmet holder. Other features include a 3-point haul system, a Thermoformed, vented backpanel, and a fixed 25 mm. webbing belt. Make your climbing up the alps a breeze. Travel with the Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack.
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Key Features.

Padding:

  • Hipbelt padding can be removed to strip the pack down to the fixed webbing hipbelt
  • Removable padded hip belt and fixed 25 mm webbing belt

Ventilation:

  • Thermoformed, vented back panel helps keep you comfortable when things heat up during the approach
  • Thermoformed back panel is vented to maximize breathability

Hydration:

  • Hydration compatibility lets you conveniently stow nourishing liquids (although not the kind that come in cans and make your head feel funny)
  • The hydration-compatible Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack features a reservoir sleeve and drink tube exit port (reservoir sold separately)

Comfort:

  • ergoACTIV™ suspension offers full range of motion and optimal comfort for scrambling and climbing
  • ErgoActiv suspension system features an innovative free-floating hip-belt that pivots with your body's movements for improved load stability and comfort when traveling over uneven terrain

Straps:

  • Ice tool PickPockets™, 3-point haul system and 20mm crampon straps accommodate climbing gear; side compression straps take up extra volume and stabilize your load
  • SwingArm™ shoulder straps move in concert with a hiker’s stride or a climber’s reach by sliding through the bottom of the pack with a low-friction cable and housing
  • ergoACTIV suspension with SwingArm shoulder straps and thermoformed backpanel
  • A tuck-away helmet holder and rope strap help you stay organized during weekends in the mountains
  • SwingArm shoulder straps link each shoulder strap to the other by cable, which allows you greater arm mobility when placing a tool and greater load stability during your approach

Features:

  • Ice tool PickPockets and welded crampon patch help you keep your ice gear organized during the pre-ascent mess
  • 400d Velocity with 420d welded abrasion
Moosejaw

The Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack. A zippered, top-loading alpine guide-style pack with ergoACTIV suspension.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack.

USOutdoor.com
No Axis of Evil here, only an Axis equipped with 33 liters of stowage space from this Black Diamond backpack. A zip-top, guide-style alpine pack, the Black Diamond Axis 33 handles the diverse needs of done-in-a-day alpine climbers. A patent-pending ergoACTIV™ suspension system and SwingArm™ shoulder straps provide dynamic support and unparalleled freedom of movement, while ice tool PickPockets™ and a welded crampon patch keep your technical gear secure and at the ready.

Rocky Mountain Trail

Featuring our reACTIV suspension and SwingArm™ shoulder straps, the Axis 33 is our zippered, top-loading guide-style pack for everything from cragging to alpine climbing.
A zip-top, guide-style alpine pack, the Black Diamond Axis 33 handles the diverse needs of done-in-a-day alpine climbers. Our patent-pending ergoACTIV™ suspension system and SwingArm™ shoulder straps provide dynamic support and unparalleled freedom of movement, while ice tool PickPockets™ and a welded crampon patch keep your technical gear secure and at the ready. A removable padded hipbelt and a fixed webbing belt let you customize your support, and the top zip closure features a tuck-away helmet holder and rope strap.


Gearx

A zip-top, guide-style alpine pack, the Black Diamond Axis 33 handles the diverse needs of done-in-a-day alpine climbers. Our patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension system and SwingArm shoulder straps provide dynamic support and unparalleled freedom of movement, while ice tool PickPockets and a welded crampon patch keep your technical gear secure and at the ready. A removable padded hipbelt and a fixed webbing belt let you customize your support, and the top zip closure features a tuck-away helmet holder and rope strap.


Volume : [S] 31 L (1,892 cu in); [M] 33 L (2,013 cu in); [L] 35 L (2,136cu in)
Average Stock Weight : [S] 1,530 g (3 lb 6 oz); [M] 1,560 g (3 lb 7 oz); [L] 1,580 g (3 lb 8 oz)
Average Stripped Weight : [S] 1430 g (3 lb 2 oz); [M] 1,440 g (3 lb 2 oz); [L] 1450 g (3 lb 3 oz)
Materials : 400d NuHyde with 420d welded abrasion


Zappos.com
Lightweight and durable, the Axis 33 by Black Diamond® can fit all your gear and change of clothes with ease.
Patent-pending ergoACTIV™ suspension with SwingArm™ shoulder straps Thermoformed™, and vented backpanel for breathability.
Volume : [S] 31 L (1,892 cu in)
[M] 33 L (2,013 cu in)
Average Stock Weight : [S] 1,530 g (3 lb 6 oz)
[M] 1,560 g (3 lb 7 oz)
Average Stripped Weight : [S] 1430 g (3 lb 2 oz)
[M] 1,440 g (3 lb 2 oz)
Backcountry.com
Climb like the pros with the guide-style Black Diamond Axis 33 Backpack. This ice-friendly workhorse features ice tool PickPockets, a three-point haul system, and a welded crampon patch for your more metal-intensive ascents. Slip in a bladder to help stay hydrated on your more burly approaches.

REI

The redesigned Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack is a zippered, top-loading hauler engineered for comfort on rock, ice and fast alpine climbs. Its supportive suspension offers impressive freedom of movement.

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Al's Sports
Whether you are rock, ice, or alpine climbing, the Axis 33 pack has all the storage and features you need.
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Activity:Climbing
Additional Info:Hydration compatible (reservoir not included)
Adjustable Torso Length:No
Adjustable torso:35 liters
Average Stock Weight:[S] 1,530 g (3 lb 6 oz); [M] 1,560 g (3 lb 7 oz); [L] 1,580 g (3 lb 8 oz)
Average Stripped Weight:[S] 1430 g (3 lb 2 oz); [M] 1,440 g (3 lb 2 oz); [L] 1450 g (3 lb 3 oz)
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Technical Daypack
Bottom Width:10 1⁄2 in
Capacity:1,892 cu in / 31 L (Small); 2,013 cu in / 33 L (Medium); 2,136cu in / 35 L (Large)
Depth:7 1⁄4 in
Detachable Pack:no
Dimensions:34 - 39 inches
Fits torso:2,013 cubic inches
Fits waist/hips:2,136 cubic inches
Frame material:3 lbs. 4 oz.
Frame type:Climbing
Gear capacity (L):Internal
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Lightweight backpack
Handle Length:2 1⁄4 in
Height:24 in
Helmet Carrier:yes
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:400d Velocity with 420d welded abrasion
Materials:400d NuHyde with 420d welded abrasion.
Middle Width:11 in
Number of Pockets:2
Number of exterior pockets:17.5 - 20.5 inches
Number of stays:1.45 kilograms
Organization Pocket:no
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
Pack access:No
Pack loading:No
Primary Access:Top Access
Raincover included:29 - 34 inches
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:no
Sleeping bag compartment:19.5 - 23.5 inches
Strap Drop:4 1⁄2 in
Strap Length:15 in
Suspended mesh back panel:1.47 kilograms
Suspension:Framesheet
Top Width:11 in
Trekking Pole Loops:no
Type:Unisex
Volume:[S] 31 L (1,892 cu in); [M] 33 L (2,013 cu in); [L] 35 L (2,136cu in)
Weight:Stripped: [S] 1430 g (3 lb 2 oz); [M] 1,440 g (3 lb 2 oz); [L] 1450 g (3 lb 3 oz)
Weight - metric:33 liters
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Black Diamond Axis 33 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I was a bit worried when I got it that the Axis might not be big enough for what I bought it for. Having loaded it up for a day of ice cragging (tools, crampons, screws, rope, extra clothes, lunch, first-aid kit, helmet, harness), I can say that not only does it carry it all, it carries without a hitch. Its loaded with lots of little things, like the helmet pouch and the rope strap, that aren't quite perfect yet, but I fully expect BD to correct those in the future. For instance, I'd prefer that the helmet get strapped down on top of the rope, not the other way around, and the buckles to secure the helmet pouch are hard to find and operate. I'd really like to see a winterized version with an insulated sleeve for a drinking tube as well. Those are, however, for the next generation.
I was also a bit skeptical about using a panel loader (all of my climbing packs have had top pouches aka "brains", and in principle it simplifies rope retention). The absence of such, however, definitely gives the pack a lower profile, so the whole thing climbs a lot better.

pet2962422 at Backcountry.com on 03/06/2012

This is an awesome climbing pack just big enough for all my gear. It has so many features and straps you can clip extra gear almost anywhere, it even has 2 gear loops on the hip belt for climbing. I can fit my 10.2 70M rope+rope bag, 12 draws,shoes, harness, waterbottle, snacks, guidebook, jacket, helmet in it, along with other stuff strapped on the outside if I need it. It is made of super durable material so it keeps water out and can take a beating at the crag. The hip belt and swing arms are very comfy for hiking or climbing. Love it! Not to mention it looks sweet

J.D at Backcountry.com on 06/16/2013

I have used this pack climbing, snowboarding, hiking, going to the beach, alpine assents and hucking stuff to work. It is truly an incredible pack it hold so much more than your eyes tell you it will. It is also the most comfortable pack I have ever owned. The weight never falls on your shoulders even with 30 pounds of gear and water in the pack.
I would highly recommend this to any of my friends.

Caleb Keith at Backcountry.com on 02/06/2014

In few words i had to buy quickly a sack because my bright new dynafit baltoro was uselles. So two persons with the same backpack we had to stop the first day of our skitour at Haute Route and go back at Chamonix and find new gear,hopefully we bought the axis 33 and at the end of the route after 6 days i have to say that is very good and i highly recommended it.

nikosrek at Backcountry.com on 04/11/2012

C'mon this pack is possibly the sickest looking technical ever. The swing arm system is amazingly comfortable and makes long hikes a breeze. Main compartment has plenty of room although the bladder pouch is a squeeze for my full Deuter bag. Weird that the picture doesn't show the crampon pouch in the center of the pack. Using this baby for my increasingly frequent climbing trips and have gotten countless compliments.

Brian Shonka at Backcountry.com on 10/02/2011
Awesome bag! Used it for the first time today, carrying about a 25 lb load. The strap and belt arrangements fit very well for me and the load felt like nothing. I felt very confident, even while negotiating a rock face today. I like the zipper access rather than the roll top design for my purposes. The materials, and design are all first rate!
Mel L - customer at Zappos.com on 06/02/2012

Probably my new favorite climbing pack!! I love how the belt moves with you, makes scrambling so much easier. The only down side is there are no gear loops inside so you just have to sort through everything in there and organize it when u get to your destination. not so bad if all is attached to a sling.

Rita Palmer at Backcountry.com on 06/13/2012

This is amazing...I can mountaineer, ski tour (splitboard), or weekend backpack out of one bag. Really impressed with the quality and variety of features.
Pick-pockets are really nice
very easy to balance
holds load easily.

Hayden Beck at Backcountry.com on 01/16/2012

great comfortable pack, just a bit too small for a day in the backcountry

jos100679506 at Backcountry.com on 01/17/2012

Negative Reviews:

I've gone through several bags in my lifetime, but this one is definitely the most uncomfortable. It's too bad - I was stoked to receive this. The big lower back "pad/knob" that is the centerpiece of their "ergoactiv" system is horribly uncomfortable. It just digs into your lower back, and rubs around constantly causing a lot of discomfort, soreness and chaffing. After about 30 mins of hiking it just feels like a hard knot. The shoulder straps are also very thin and barely padded. Honestly, it's a horrible design - one that I believe is providing a solution to a problem that never existed. Traditional non waist rotating backpacks are WAY more comfortable than this. I've put 30lb in this pack and taken it a total of 18 miles since I got it, and I wouldn't go another mile with this thing. In fact, I just bought (for $99 on sale locally) a Deuter Guide Lite 32+ to replace this and it is incredibly comfortable. Deuter knows comfort. Black Diamond could learn a thing or two from them. I'm sending this back this week. Do yourself a favor and avoid this bag and go with Deuter - they are unbeatable in terms of function and comfort.

Julian B. at Backcountry.com on 09/08/2013