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.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Country of Origin: Imported
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|Weight:||1 lb. 10 oz.|
|Black Diamond Hollowpoint Day Pack||$69.94|
|Black Diamond Hollowpoint Pack 20L||$69.95|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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!!