The Black Diamond Infinity 50 Pack is an award-winning hiking backpack that blends the generous volume of traditional Black Diamond packs with innovative design and technology. This Black Diamond backpack features top loading access with a floating top pocket, shoulder straps and removable hipbelt with soft and breathable 3D mesh, hydration compatibility and is an ideal Black Diamond pack for your next weekend mountaineering endeavor. So use the Infinity 50 backpack to pack up your Black Diamond tent and Black Diamond climbing gear and hit the backcountry. And don’t forget your Black Diamond ice axe for enjoying an evening scotch on the rocks.
Black Diamond Infinity 50 Pack.
Carry all the stuff that you need and you won t even feel heavy about it with the Black Diamond Infinity 50 Pack. Formed from 210d Nylon Ripstop and 420d Nylon Twill material, it s incredibly resistant from tearing and ripping. The pack s ergoACTIV suspension system allows it to be stashed with many items for a multi-day trekking. With its OpenAir backpanel, air can nicely flow in your back to keep you moisture-free. You can easily unpack your items without slipping them due to its top loading and floating top pocket features. Its 3D mesh shoulder straps are soft on your shoulders and allow them to freely move. Interchangeable and replaceable hipbelt included on this pack lets your torso move without any restraint. The hipbelt can also be safely tucked in the pack s hipbelt stash pocket along with other items in the side stretch pockets. The Infinity 50 Pack s front stretch pocket provides more storage and compression. When in need to get your tools and your sleeping bag, there s no need to unpack the whole thing, thanks to its retractable trekking pole/ice axe loops and removable sleeping pad straps. Hydration system compatible, you can easily satisfy your thirsting needs. All that you need in a one package, this Infinity 50 Pack from Black Diamond will provide anything that you need without any burden.
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A midsize trekking pack that really moves with you, the Infinity 50 is the right pack for the job when you're trying to pack as much vertical footage into your long weekend as you can. Black Diamond's ergoACTIV suspension system features a pivoting hipbelt that allows you to really pick your knees up and get your foot on that next step up, without moving the load of the pack off-balance. The SwingArm shoulder straps are connected together by a steel cable that allows them to extend as you reach your arm up to grab a handhold, again without unbalancing the load. The pack body itself is very sleek and uncluttered.
|Average Stock Weight:||3 lbs 13 oz / 1.74 kg|
|Award-winning:||Winner of Outside© Magazine Gear of the Year Award 2010.|
|Depth:||8 1⁄2 in|
|Dimensions:||25" H x 11.5" W x 8.5" D.|
|Materials:||210D nylon ripstop, 400D nylon twill.|
|Volume:||3,234 cubic inches / 53 liter|
|•LG:||3 lb 13 oz.|
|•MD:||3 lb 12 oz.|
|Black Diamond Infinity 60||$137.97 - $229.95|
This is a great pack. The suspension systems is one of the best I have ever used, the pivot at the bottom really gives more freedom then any other similarly sized pack that I have ever used... you don't realize it until you put something else on and feel how stiff most hip belts make you feel. I have comfortably used the pack for everything from hauling my books around campus to weeklong backpacking trips. It cinches down nicely with smaller loads, but when packing for a week and carrying around 45 lbs I still had extra room had I needed.
Small annoyances are that:
it is basically one huge space, with just the brain on top for organizing smaller stuff, so you will probably want to invest in some stuff sacks to organize your stuff.
the ventilation system isn't the best in the world. It's not a trampoline style, but it's pretty good for mesh and foam core. (The day a company comes up with a trampoline style pack along with a pivoting hip belt will be a grand day indeed)
No bottoms access... I guess with a pack this size it is somewhat to be expected, but a zipper along the bottom so you can pull out your sleeping bag without emptying the pack would be nice.
Basically this is an extremely versatile pack that can comfortably handle just about anything, and doesn't restrict you like most packs.
Fits enough gear for an overnight or two, and performs comfortably with 40 lbs when scrambling (as long as you stack the weight near the hipbelt, but thats probably true of all packs) and fits in an overhead compartment when stuffed nearly to capacity. I haven't used it enough yet to make a durability claim but I haven't seen any weak points yet. One thing it lacks is a great deal of pockets, there's compression pockets on each side and the front, and only one hip pocket, but that's a small knock for the quality at the price.
I bought this pack for long weekend trips, since that is just about all I get to do these days, and I love it. The ergoACTIV belt makes the pack feel like it's a part of your body. I've loaded this pack up with 35-40 lbs of gear and dog food and I can barely tell it's there. In terms of durability it's been on two long weekends hiking, a week in the BWCA, and checked twice in the last couple months and it seems to be holding up fine.
No complaints at all. Absolutely a great backpack.
The combination of the ergoACTIV suspension and SwingArm shoulder straps make this pack perfect for climbing approaches. Navigating rough trails and scrambling is so much easier than a non-suspension pack, even carrying a rope, gear, and other stuff. The suspension really allows the pack to move with you, rather than the pack moving against you. Highly recommended!
This pack is so great. The way it moves on your hips\shoulders is so comfortable and offers great climbing\scrambling mobility.The hip belt is super comfortable and easy to pull very tight. I've taken it on as airline carry on when it was cinched down very tight too.
Personally I did not like this bag at all. I have to admit that the hip belt and cables running through the pack did do a good job of displacing weight, but there are two major design flaws.
1) If the backpack is not filled all the way with whatever, the top cover keeps falling off. For example, I put my camera and glasses and things i need quickly in the top pocket, and instead of resting on the clothes that should fill the pack, it just falls off to the side or on my head. Very annoying.
2) The grey areas of the pack are like an elastic material allowing you to put rain jackets or something you might need quick in it, but after a few weeks the elasticity wears off and things keep falling off.
Alsoooo, the shoulder straps are just a bit too narrow for my liking, and do not allow enough pressure to be distributed along your shoulder blades.
I love the design of this pack, but the suspension really doesn't work well for me. At first, I thought it felt cool and great. But upon using it on my ski mountaineering adventures, I realized this pack was terrible, at least for that application. Once it is loaded, it sways too much due to the pivoting suspension. It DOES NOT MOVE WITH YOU, instead it pulls you around in directions you don't want to go. If you want a pack that moves with you, choose one with a static suspension. I found the pack of my dreams in the Gregory FUSION LTS line up (Gregory and BD are now the same company by the way). I especially love the Torre and Serrac packs. They make heavy loads feel like a feather and most importantly, the packs move with me rather than knocking me off balance.