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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The Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack. A zippered, top-loading alpine guide-style pack with ergoACTIV suspension.
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.
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
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.
|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|
|Dimensions:||34 - 39 inches|
|Fits torso:||2,013 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||2,136 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||3 lbs. 4 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Lightweight backpack|
|Handle Length:||2 1⁄4 in|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Ice Axe Loops:||yes|
|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|
|Pack Size:||2000-2999 cu in|
|Primary Access:||Top Access|
|Raincover included:||29 - 34 inches|
|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|
|Top Width:||11 in|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||no|
|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|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
great comfortable pack, just a bit too small for a day in the backcountry
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.