Black Diamond Hollowpoint

Priced: $55.96 - $69.95 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 31 reviews.
Black Diamond Hollowpoint -
Black Diamond Hollowpoint Pack Features.

Black Diamond Hollowpoint Pack.
Run your errands with convenience and style with Black Diamond Hollowpoint Pack. Fabricated from 420d nylon and 1260 Ballistic nylon, the Hollowpoint Pack is tough to be damaged by bumps of the urban outdoors. The Hollowpoint Pack from Black Diamond has a twenty liter main compartment, making it convenient to stash a lot of your goods and other items. It has a 20 mm (.8 in) webbing hip belt that helps share the Hollowpoint Pack s weight over your hips and under your shoulders, giving you a better balance as you carry it on to your tasks. With its zippered top-loader access, all your accoutrements are efficiently kept within reach. Small objects in the pack can also be neatly organized with its own dedicated outer organizer pocket. Easily quench your thirst without even slowing down to drink from a bottle with the Hollowpoint Pack s Hydration system compatibility. A great pack for urban ventures in the metropolis, you can always count on the Black Diamond Hollowpoint Pack to help get the job done.
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Key Features.


  • Built from ultratough 420D nylon and 1260 ballistic fabrics to protect your gear from the elements


  • Hydration system not included
  • Top access to roomy main compartment and hydration sleeve
  • Hydration-compatible for intergalactic thirst-quenching capabilities


  • Lightweight shoulder straps and webbing hip-belt provide load-distributing suspension without adding excess weight
  • 20 mm (.8 in) webbing hip belt


  • Front zip pocket keeps smaller items like your compass or your wallet organized and within easy reach
  • If you get stuck in the city, the front zippered pocket has a deluxe organizer to stash your urban accoutrements
  • Zip top access point makes packing and unpacking quick and easy
  • Top loading zippered day pack
  • Zippered top-loader access


  • Dedicated outer organizer pocket


  • Sliding adjustable sternum strap helps keep shoulder straps in place as you scramble
  • Narrow shoulder straps and minimalist waist strap allow full freedom of movement
Black Diamond Hollowpoint Backpack - This backpack constructed by Black Diamond is a clean and simple design with enough to carry all your necessities for a great day outside. The Hollowpoint 1200cu inch main compartment includes a hydration pouch to put your water bladder so you are well hydrated on your outdoor adventure. The front pocket of the Hollowpoint letâ??s you keep smaller items like your phone or headlamp that you want to get to fast and easy. The Hollowpoint is a great bag for climbers and urban adventurers alike.
Whether you take the Black Diamond Hollowpoint Backpack on a short trail hike, to the crag, or to run errands in town, its 20-liter main compartment holds the bare necessities in style. Black Diamond included a hydration pouch to hold your bladder and keep your thirst satisfied on the trail.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Durable and roomy with 20 liters worth of cargo space, the HollowPoint by Black Diamond is ideal for climbers and day hikers.

Country of Origin: Imported

Paragon Sports
A modified panel-loader with top-zip access and a 20-liter main compartment, the Hollowpoint is a great tool for climbers and urban adventurers alike.
The name says it all. The 'Hallowpoint' gives you maximum room to stow all necessary item away.
This pack is perfect for climbers or anyone who is up for an adventure.
Contoured shoulder straps for carrying comfort.
Molded foam backpanel.
20 mm webbing hipbelt.
Outer organizer pocket for tools.
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Access Type :Panel
Average Stock Weight:730 g, 1 lb 10 oz
Bottom Width:9 1⁄2 in
Cell Phone Pocket/Sleeve:No
Dimensions:20" H x 10" W x 7" D.
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Pocket :No
Lining :Distressed Leather, Plush Leather
Materials:Tough 420d nylon and 1260 Ballistic nylon
Material :Tough 420d nylon and 1260 Ballistic nylon
Number of Pockets :5
Organizer Panel:No
Pack Fabric (Primary):420D nylon1260D ballistic fabric
Padded Laptop Compartment:No
Sleeping Bag Compartment :No
Sunglasses Pocket, Lined:No
Torso:up to 17".
Torso Length:One size
Volume:1220 cu. in. (20 L)
Volume Range:20-24 liters
Waist Belt:Yes
Weight:1 lb. 10 oz.
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Black Diamond Hollowpoint Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Bag for everything!

This is a great bag. I have used it for hiking and bouldering, and it fit nicely on my back and had really good balance. I was also able to squeeze in tight spaces and I didn't get caught on anything, like with most bags. I do wish it had a place for a water bottle since I like that more than a bladdar, but I was able to clip one to the outside and it was fine. I also have taken this on shopping trips and it was great. The best thing was when I took it to FL to visit family for 4 days. I was able to fit the following, there was some extra room after all my items but not much so it was packed but was able to fit in the overhead bin on the plane and could have went under the seat too. I packed: 5 t-shirts, 5 socks, 5 underwear, a headlamp, a thin hoodie, a thin blanket, kapree, a sleeping shirt, sleep pants, Kavu pouch(which turns into a small bag for dirty laundry), my toiletry kit, a travel hair dryer, a hair brush, chargers for my ipod, cell, kindle, and DS. Also two bandanas, hand sanitizer, advil, sunglasses in a case, pens, and a few snacks (in the outside pocket). Also a small purse for when I got there, along with a thick belt. Even though it was packed it didn't look huge on me and I was able to run through the airports without a problem as others struggled with their bags. I am 5'2" and this bag was a little high in the back for me but fit well too. It was able to fit and look better than other bags that I usually bring like the Northface Base Camp duffle which is great for shorter trips. I was caught in a rain storm getting to my hotel and the items inside were fine. Great bag and I love it!
Adventure Girl at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2011

Along with the Bullet, perhaps the most perfect small day pack every conceived, Black Diamond's other "perfect" pack is the slightly (5L) larger Hollowpoint (2007-2008 design).
Though it goes without saying for a Black Diamond product, the workmanship here is impeccable. I particularly like the well-thought-out dimensions: Though this is a top-loader, you can still reach the bottom of the pack without emptying it first. The body of the bag is wide enough to give you elbowroom when reaching inside, but narrow enough still to give your elbows room to swing -- on the trail, on the ski slope, or racing from one end of an airport to the other.
And on that subject, one place this bag really shines is as a travel pack. The small compartment on the outside fits travel documents and accessories nicely (though by big hands would appreciate a longer zipper). The inner compartment is big enough for a good supply of quick-dry shirts, pants, and shorts -- enough for a month in South Africa (World Cup 2010, anyone?) or Southeast Asia or Hawaii -- basically anywhere you don't need multiple layers of bulky cold-weather clothes. And it fits airline carry-on size regulations easily so you don't have to trust it to the airline baggage manglers.
In sum, it's a comfortable pack. A stylish pack. A tough pack that you could clip onto a rope and drag up a rock face. A well-sized and thoughtfully dimensioned pack. And, yes, the little whistle on the sternum strap is cute, too.

DavoColo at on 07/07/2008


I've used this pack for single and multipitch climbs. It is not an approach pack, as there are no tool, crampon or rope attachments. But that's fine. It's perfect for it's intended purpose - climbing!

It's narrow profile stays away from arms, and sits low enough (no lid) that I never bump the back of my helmet. The sternum strap keeps it in place and I've never needed the waist belt.

With the waist belt wrapped to the front plus the gear loops, you can lash stuff (like a BD toolbox/crampon bag), but I've never needed to. Whenever I've used this pack I'm already racked up, crampons on, tools clipped to harness or in hand.

I usually keep a sling girth hitched to the haul loop with a biner clipped to a gear loop; at belays I clip it to the shelf. With the top loading design and the pack's size, it stays out of the way and I never worry about dropping anything. Perfect and efficient.

The capacity is perfect for my belay jacket (TNF Makalu or Marmot Greenland), 40 oz water, food, extra gloves, headlamp and some emergency stuff.

It's bomber. I love this pack.
Icy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2013
This is a great bag! I love it. I got it for hiking at first to do bouldering, and it works great. I am 5'2 so normally most bags look huge but this one was just right. I am able to strap it to my back and secure it nicely. It has a nice hard backing to it so the bag doesn't sag and my back feels good. The waist strap isn't padded but it still worked well. I love the top load style, and is hard to find. I also took this on a 4 day trip to FL to visit family. It took me a little bit but I was able to fit the following in the bag: 1 pair Kaprees, 5 shirts (thin), thin hoodie, 5 socks, 5 underwear, toiletry kit (small), brush, travel dryer, thin blanket, shirt and pants to sleep in, 4 different chargers, a hat, bible, rain hat, and a few other items. It was snug but fit very well. It looked so small in the over head bin, and was small I was able to fit my mother's luggage in front of it. Great bag and can't wait to see where we go next!
Alison M - customer at on 01/24/2012

Good day pack, could use tad more space

Use this as my day sack for climbing and [climbing] gym bag. Perfectly holds my: harness, tape rolls, chalk bags, shoes, and helmet... Thats about it... The two loops on the front make excellent points for hanging water bottles with crabs. The front pocket becomes difficult to use if the main compartment is fully filled.

I would certainly like a little more space, as always with trips you inevitably end up needing to carry something right more than you packed. In this case, that extra item does not fit. You can use the front pocket to store... pocket items (cell, watch, keys, wallet) and an extra chalk sock. At that, its full!

If that's all you are looking to carry, then its an excellent pack! If your looking to carry everything above, and a single, extra item, it will not fit!

Note though, that in regards to pack space, i am NOT an advocate of cramming bags so full the seems are bulging, so you may.. with some force, be able to fit one or two more small things in there... maybe...

Beyond space, feels good on the back, definitely designed well in that aspect.
Bun at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 05/05/2010

Great skiing, hiking, city backpack

I bought the pack as it rides higher on the back which is great as it doesn't get in the way while on a chair lift. I use the bag everyday for work as it fits my small laptop, lunch and shoes easily. The front pocket has spots for pens, notepads and netting for those small items along with a key ring clip. I have used the pack skiing, snowshoeing or around town. I do like having top access that you can get to without fighting the zippers or taking off the backpack so long as the item is at the top of the bag. The pack fits snug on your back and won't shift if adjusted properly. I like having the safety whistle built into the sternum clip. Works great as a carry on in an airplane, fits fine under the seats or in the bin. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that that waist strap isn't padded and seems to be too small. I also have not seen how water resistant it is. This is a great pack that can handle anything I throw at it.
Jeepin at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2007

A high-style, no-frills pack

I'll be honest, I bought the bag because it looks so fantastically sexy. I needed a new backpack, but I probably didn't need to spend so much on it. I use it for day hikes, travel & some daily use.

That said, I really enjoy the top zip -- top access usually comes with clips & drawstrings which are a pain when you just want your fleece or a snack. The body of the bag is long & narrow -- I'm 5' 4" and I do wish that I was a little shorter & stouter for ease of access, but then I really like the way it hugs my center of gravity & doesn't pull me backwards.

I LOVE it's lack of straps. I just don't need that many compression straps and they get caught on everything [overhead luggage racks, thorny bushes,...]

It's a heavy-duty bag & made to last. I expect that I'll still be hauling this pack in 5 years.
A sucker for a pretty bag at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2008

Excellent Climbing Day Pack

I bought this pack off of a recommendation from a friend, and as a climber who constantly finds herself regularly going on spontaneous 5+ mile hikes, this pack is awesome. It easily fits my climbing harness, two pairs of climbing shoes (in case I drag a friend out), my chalk bag, and my Nalgene water bottle. The gear loops on it are great for clipping extras to it, but be wary of weight change while on a hike- the narrow shape of the pack doesn't really allow for a water bottle to successfully swing and sway without you feeling it and it gets a little obnoxious. I've easily climbed 4.5+ approaches with this pack fully loaded and it didn't compromise or complicate it at all. A little tall for us shorter torso-ed people (measuring in at 12.5 inches here, it's good for 14-16in, I'd say), but the ease of use and stuff sack-like qualities of this pack more than make up for it.
Casey the Climber at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2011

Hollowpoint Review

This pack is nice. It can hold a decent amount of gear, and has sort of a stuff sack like quality to it, so you can jam a lot in. I like the back of it--it resembles an inframe pack and is quite supportive. It is surprisingly waterproof in light rain and overall it is a great buy. I really liked all of the little things that make using a hydration reservoir easy--from the inside pocket to the guides on the shoulder straps and the tube clip. It's sleek design does not make it a burden at all.

I would have given it a 5, however it is smaller than the picture makes it look. Also, my only other complaint is that once full, that front pocket is a pain to access and easily add/take out gear from. Besides that, I like it a lot.
BeefSizzle at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2012

If you want a minimalistic pack with a clean look, this is the pack for you. The sternum and waist straps are solid and there's plenty of room for all your climbing gear, although fitting a 60 or 70 meter rope into the bag along with your gear might be pushing it. I carry two pair of climbing shoes, my harness, chalk bag and bucket, brush kit, water bottle, and a couple belay devices (ATC Guide, GriGri) with biners, with room to probably fit a helmet on top.

Daniel Joo at on 04/12/2013

Negative Reviews:

well made, for sure, and i like the styling a lot, but this pack keeps failing tests for me. i originally bought it as a day pack for travel, but because it's so high on the top, you can't wear it on your stomach. then i thought i'd at least use it for bike riding, to replace my messenger bag, but alas, it's too high for that too and kept forcing my head forward. and as another reviewer said, the front pocket has a lot of little mini pockets, but stuff won't stay in them and you're inevitably faced with a gumbo of little things upon arrival. not only that, but because it's not actually a proper section, but just a division of the main compartment, when you have the pack stuffed, the outside pocket gets smashed flat, making it hard to load and basically worthless. i do really like the fit though, although the usefulness of a regular old bookbag type backpack would trump this thing.

aurelialuz1519264 at on 07/10/2008

I was looking for a small pack to fit approach shoes, water, food, and a layer or two for longer (though single-day) multi-pitch climbs. After receiving the hollowpoint, it was clear that its just too big. So I returned it. Otherwise, looks like a good daypack for hiking, etc.

tim3930951 at on 07/09/2010

Neutral Reviews:

Pretty much as others have outlined below, the pack has a few shortcomings. The mini pockets won't fully secure your gear and the front compartment uses the main compartment space so when the main compartment is full, there's no room left in the front compartment. Also the vertical zip design for the front compartment access results in wasted space at the top of the front compartment.It's a bit small for a serious day-pack, and the photo here is a bit deceptive because it makes the pack look a bit bigger than it actually is. I think the BD Dart (which is 30L) would be a better choice unless you're specifically after a smaller day-pack. Construction and colour seem to be quite good though so I can't fault it for that. And the design is nice and clean so it shouldn't snag on things too readily.

fox3171792 at on 08/24/2009

This is an alright little bag. Its pretty durable, as I would expect from BD, but it doesn't do anything special. If I had actually paid for mine I would be a little disappointed. There aren't any external gear loops (I love the option of strapping stuff on) and the shoulder straps aren't the most comfortable for longer hikes. I mainly use it to take my harness & shoes & stuff to the gym, there isn't enough room for much more so I don't see it having enough space in it to fill it with gear for cragging. If I were buying a school backpack for a kid, I would consider this pack, because like I said its super durable. But then again, its a $65 pack...

Jake Brow at on 02/16/2011

I´ve had these bag now for over a year and it has become my every day back pack, you can carry your personal stuff like books, PC, jacket e.t.c, or for 1 night trip, or 1 day of hiking, it is made of a great super resistant material, it has an inside compartment for your hydration system that is great when you go out in your bike , and an outside pocket thats very accessible to keep the stuff you need to reach easy, not very water resistant, if you get it you must get a rain cover for rainy days, i consider these is more like an every day pack to use in the city.

Federico Garcia at on 04/23/2011

So Far So Good

Used it for a couple of climbing day-trips in Joshua Tree and it did what I needed it to. I thought it to be small out of the box but it held all my gear (except the rope) and was comfortable. I would want something bigger for colder weather so I could fit more layers inside.
Jermung at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2008

This pack is ok... But it's heavier and lower capacity than the rpm which is a much better pack. This pack gets used as a book bag strictly unless a friend needs to borrow an overnight pack. Still good but there's better from bd for just a lil extra dough

Nathan Ivy at on 02/04/2010

the overall shape and "sleekness" of this pack is great. the pockets are basic and easily accessible. would be an awesome pack if the straps were a little more heavy-duty and comfortable. not for an over-night or all-day trek. hope this helps!!

pete schultz at on 10/05/2010