Black Diamond Epic 35

Priced: $86.94 - $169.95 Rated:   - 3 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Black Diamond Epic 35
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From technical alpine routes to casual crag outings, the Black Diamond Epic 35 covers the diverse needs of the four-season climber. This durable, guide-style pack features our patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension and SwingArm shoulder straps for unparalleled freedom of movement over varied climbing terrain. The Epic 35's ice tool PickPockets, welded crampon patch and tuck-away rope strap secure your gear on the approach, and we included a removable padded hipbelt and fixed webbing belt for easy strip-downs.


Volume : [S] 33 L (2,013 cu in); [M] 35 L (2,136 cu in); [L] 37 L (2,258 cu in)
Average Stock Weight : [S] 1,590 g (3 lb 8 oz); [M] 1,610 g (3 lb 8 oz); [L] 1,630 g (3 lb 9 oz)
Average Stripped Weight : [S] 1550 g (3 lb 6 oz); [M] 1,560 g (3 lb 7 oz); [L] 1570 g (3 lb 7 oz)
Materials : 420d NuHyde with 420d welded abrasion

Frame:

  • V-motion frame adds stability and effectively transfers weight to the hip belt for heavier loads
  • Internal frame
  • Proprietary custom-shaped ball joint attaches the hip belt to the frame

Comfort:

  • Patent-pending reACTIV suspension moves with your body to provide optimal comfort

Zippers:

  • Lid with outer and inner zip pockets

Pockets:

  • Top loading with fixed top pocket and tuck-away rope strap

Padding:

  • Removable padded hip belt and fixed 25 mm webbing belt

Ventilation:

  • Thermoformed, vented back panel

Hydration:

  • Hydration system compatible with port (reservoir not included)

Straps:

  • SwingArm shoulder straps are attached to each other through a low-friction cable in the bottom of the pack
  • Ice tool PickPockets, three-point haul system, and welded crampon patch with removable strap
  • This durable guide-style pack features Black Diamond patent-pending ergoACTIV and SwingArm shoulder straps for unparalleled freedom of movement
  • Both shoulder straps load evenly and adjust to each stride on the trail or reach on a climb

Manufactured:

  • Made in Philippines

Features:

  • Simple, durable 3D system maximizes load transfer to the hips and cants for an unrestricted stride
  • US shipments only
  • Top-loading design with roll-top closure
Zappos.com
The Black Diamond® Epic 35 covers the diverse needs of the four-season climber.
Features our patent-pending ergoACTIV™ suspension and SwingArm™ shoulder straps for unparalleled freedom of movement over varied climbing terrain.
The Epic 35's ice tool PickPockets™, welded crampon patch and tuck-away rope strap secure your gear on the approach.
Removable padded hipbelt and fixed webbing belt for easy strip-downs.
Volume : [S] 33 L (2,013 cu in)
[M] 35 L (2,136 cu in)
Average Stock Weight : [S] 1,590 g (3 lb 8 oz)
[M] 1,610 g (3 lb 8 oz)
Average Stripped Weight : [S] 1550 g (3 lb 6 oz)
[M] 1,560 g (3 lb 7 oz)
Sierra Trading Post
Black Diamond Equipment's Epic 35 climbing backpack is ready to haul a day's worth of climbing gear. It features a welded crampon patch, ice-tool PickPockets and a large main compartment.

Mountain Gear
Whether you’re looking to tackle technical routes or just headed out for some cragging, Black Diamond’s Epic 35 is an excellent choice with a highly responsive, ergoACTIV suspension system and SwingArm shoulder straps that move with you while preventing the pack from wiggling.

Oregon Mountain Community (2012)
Built for rock, ice, or alpine missions, the Epic has ergoACTIV suspension: a custom-shaped ball joint that attaches the hipbelt to the frame. This allows your belt to move unrestricted on any climbing endeavor.
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Accessory Strap Drop:9 1⁄2 in
Accessory Strap Length:23 1⁄2 in
Activity:Climbing
Adjustable Torso Length:No
Bottom Width:12 1⁄2 in
Depth:4 1⁄2 in
Detachable Pack:no
Handle Length:2 in
Height:26 in
Helmet Carrier:no
Hydration Bladder Included:no
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Ice Axe Loops:yes
Material:Velocity
Materials:420d NuHyde with 420d welded abrasion.
Middle Width:12 in
Number of Pockets:1
Organization Pocket:no
Pack Fabric (Primary):420D NyHyde with 420D welded abrasion
Primary Access:Top Access
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:no
Sleeping Bag Compartment:no
Strap Drop:7 in
Strap Length:15 in
Suspension:Framesheet
Top Width:14 in
Trekking Pole Loops:no
Trip Length:Weekend (2-3 nights)
Volume:S 2013 cu. in.M 2136 cu. in.L 2258 cu. in.
Volume Range:30-45 liters
Weight:S 3 lb. 8 oz.M 3 lb. 8 oz.L 3 lb. 9 oz.
Weight Capacity:30-50 lb.
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Black Diamond Epic 35 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great bag

Great bag for climbing the ergo active waste belt is the best feature I've ever seen in a climbing bag you can barely feel it on your back and it doesn't restrict your movement at all. The black diamond epic 35 is a very well designed bag all the way around
Fabre484 at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 04/04/2013

Negative Reviews:

Questionable Back System

I found the new swiveling system on this pack extremely uncomfortable. It feels like you have a rock stuck behind your back.

It does keep the load up and on your hips nicely, off your shoulders, but it concentrates all the load in a relatively small spot in your lower lumbar area. It's even worse when you bend over as if climbing up alpine terrain. The hard plastic swivel is near the top of the lumbar pad and itself has very little padding around it. It creates a hard, sharp lump that digs into your spine.

I realize this is a new design and may have some glitches, but I find it hard to believe something could feel so wrong straight out of the box. The swivel system and associated bits make this pack heavier than it might be. It seems OK for walking along upright carrying a relatively heavy load, but not to actually climb in.

Otherwise it seems a nicely made pack, quite simple, good material, good axe attachments, good hipbelt. The lid could be improved, a little big and floppy. In a size Large the 35 seems more like 42+ liters.
South at Mountain Gear on 03/03/2011