The Award Winning Black Diamond Women's Innova 60 Pack is a comfortable lightweight backpack that allows for mobility on your hiking trip without sacrificing space. This Black Diamond backpack features ergoACTIV suspension with an Open Air back panel, breathable 3D mesh, retractable Black Diamond trekking pole/axe loops, removable sleeping pad straps, and hydration compatibility. I always try and bring along my Black Diamond Tracer Helmet.
The Innova 60 is a sleek, mid-sized backpacking pack that really lets you "lean and rock with it" as you scramble up your route. Key to the Innova 60's freedom of movement is the ergoACTIV suspension system, which combines a pivoting hipbelt with elongating SwingArm shoulder straps. The ergoACTIV system allows you to pick your knee up good and high so you can plant your foot on the next step without unbalancing the load on your back; the same goes for the shoulder straps as you reach up to grab a hold for balance, as they are connected together by a steel cable that allows one side to elongate without affecting the other.
The pack body is designed in typical Black Diamond fashion, which is to say that it sleek and smooth; while other packs try to wow you with their assortment of visible straps and pockets, Black Diamond prefers to keep everything tucked away until you need it. It's still all there.
Load up the Black Diamond Women’s Innova 60 Backpack for streamlined multi-day trips where lower weight means covering more ground. This svelte top-loader not only features a contoured, women-specific fit, but the 3D pivoting hip-belt lets you move freely in any direction.
The Black Diamond Innova 60 pack for women features an active suspension and harness system for amazing comfort during long-haul treks.
|Adjustable torso:||3,487 cubic inches|
|Average Stock Weight:||3 lbs 13 oz / 1.74 kg|
|Dimensions:||See sizing chart|
|Fits torso:||3,660 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||57 liters|
|Frame material:||3 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Lightweight backpack|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Lightweight backpack|
|Material:||210d Nylon Ripstop 420d Nylon Twill|
|Number of exterior pockets:||No|
|Number of stays:||3 lbs. 13 oz.|
|Pack loading:||1.74 kilograms|
|Raincover included:||17.5 - 20.5 inches|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||15.5 - 18.5 inches|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||1.7 kilograms|
|Torso:||S: 15.5-18.5 in M: 17.5-20.5 in|
|Volume:||S: 3,478 cu in/ 57L M: 3,660 cu in/ 60L|
|Weight:||S: 3 lb 12 oz M: 3 lb 13 oz|
|Weight - metric:||No|
|Black Diamond Innova 60 Internal Frame Backpack||$147.95|
|Black Diamond Innova 50 Pack||$111.73 - $209.95|
I didn't even know that BD was coming out with backpacking packs. When I found out about the new line, I was interested to see how they were going to be. I previous experience with BD items told me that I could expect only the best. They didn't disappoint! This pack is ridiculously comfortable. The reActive straps allow your shoulders to move freely, while leaving the pack glued to your back. The Ergoactive belt pivots in a ball-socket joint which allows the pack to stay in place on your back, while your hips are moving. All the packs come in one size and the torso length can easily be adjusted to fit your body perfectly. The women's specific version has narrower shoulder straps to and accomodate for a women's torso. And the hip belt is angled to accomodate the larger hips of a woman. I'll probably get one of these for my wife.And at this price, it's a great deal as well. There are many similar sized packs with inferior suspension systems in the market that are going for alot more $$$.This also comes in a 50L item# BLD1174
Really great backpack. Very large, can easily do a week trip with it. Side pockets are big enough to hold a water bottle (like a Nalgene), top compartment is very roomy, the outside pocket is a great amount of space and can expand due to the buckles. Extremely comfortable, the rotating hip belt is great. Carries weight well.
There are actually a couple of good things about this pack. It is a generous 60L (packs as much as my Osprey Ariel 65) and, for the most part, it seems to carry weight well, just not comfortably. I just got back from about 30 miles and 4000' (some off trail) and I have many nitpicks. The pack is best off trail, but the problems are noticible there as well. On trail there is no way to get the shoulder straps off your shoulders. Oh, you can move the pressure points from the tops of the shoulders to the front, but the load leveler straps do NOT move the weight of the pack off your shoulders. This gets tedious after awhile. Also, there aren't any lash points on the pack. I had my thermarest pad hanging off the ice axe loops which was fine since I didn't have an axe with me. But, for any sort of long journey where, say, you had to carry a bear cannister or something else large that needed to be outside the pack, there's no place to attach it. Also, I spent time all weekend adjusting the pack. Finally, when I was about 2 miles from the car I stumbled on a combination of shoulder straps, load levelers and torso length that was bearable, but not truly comfortable. One of the other issues is that the "open air" back panel is not ergonomic, so it hits against the throacic vertebrae unless you loosen the shoulder straps which makes the pack sit on the tops of your shoulders. I think BD needs to go back to the drawing board with this one. I'm 5'2", weigh 115 and have a relatively long torso for my size. If Backcountry won't take this pack back, I'll put it up on EBay or sell it locally at the used gear exchange.
I'm still on the fence about this bag. Admittedly , my first mistake was to try to fit it like a conventional pack--don't! Follow the Black Diamond fit video, don't rely on the store to try to fit it unless they use the BD method. Otherwise you'll be in for lots of pain. Even though the hip belt looked fine from the front, the back sat lower than I was used to, and there's not really a lumbar support in the normal sense. Also, like the previous reviewer said, the shoulder straps don't unload off shoulders well, which becomes burdensome if you're carrying more than 35 pounds. However, I'm still playing with the straps to see if this can get better, and I think I almost have the magic formula--my last hike was much more comfortable. I agree that more lash points would be helpful, and I wish there was a smaller pocket inside the lid to help separate items. The retractable ice axe loops are a nifty feature. The pack is very roomy and well made, and light compared to similar size bags. I wish there was a way to better lock down the hydration tube to the shoulder strap (the little loop on the chest strap is too small to hook it in easily). The free movement is great and does minimize chafing, but unfortunately if dirt gets inside the ball bearing, the hip belt can squeak (annoying!). I'm still trying to learn to love it, but right now it's more like a high maintenance boss than my best friend.