Black Diamond Innova 60 Pack

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Black Diamond Innova 60 Pack
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Black Diamond Innova 60 Pack -

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.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Women's Innova 60 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Women's Innova 60 Pack.


  • Spindrift collar

Support and Cushioning:

  • Innova 60 offers amazing load carrying support and a wide range of free mobility for the wearer


  • Women's-specific shoulder straps and removable, interchangeable hipbelt, both with soft, breathable 3D mesh
  • Hipbelt stash pocket, side stretch pockets and front compression stretch pocket offer plenty of storage for water bottles, snacks and other essentials


  • V-Motion internal frame transfers weight to waistbelt for heavy loads


  • An ideal blend of volume, comfort and mobility lets you bring everything you need without slowing you down or limiting your range of motion


  • 60 L, 3,660 cu in (size M)
  • 1.7 kg, 3 lb 12 oz (size S)


  • ergoACTIV hip-belt uses a 3D ball joint to provide unrestricted motion and comfort on multi-day trips


  • Mesh stretch pockets accommodate small items


  • The Black Diamond Innova 60 pack is constructed with 210-denier ripstop nylon and 420-denier nylon twill to cut weight without sacrificing durability

Lining and Layers:

  • ergoACTIV suspension, OpenAir back panel and soft, 3D mesh lining on hipbelt and shoulder straps provides topnotch support and comfort


  • Women's-specific shoulder straps are designed to comfortably fit a woman's body
  • Interchangeable hipbelt can be removed or switched out to customize the fit


  • Retractable tool loops and removable pad straps allow ice axes, trekking poles and sleeping pad to be lashed to the outside of the pack


  • OpenAir backpanel for moisture-wicking, ventilating comfort
  • Venting OpenAir back panel helps circulate cool air on warm, sweaty treks


  • Hydration-ready so you can get the fluids you need on long treks (reservoir not included)


  • Made in Philippines


  • ergoACTIV suspension with ball joint that allows for unrestricted motion
  • Patent-pending ergoACTIV suspension with OpenAir backpanel
  • Women-specific suspension contours to the shape of your body


  • Closeout
  • Also available as men's-specific Infinity
  • Top-loading pack body features a floating lid to accommodate large or small loads
  • US shipments only
Gearx (2010)

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.



Oregon Mountain Community (2013)
The women’s-specific Black Diamond Innova 60 is all about comfort and mobility in a big package, blending the volume of a traditional lightweight backpack with our ergoACTIV suspension. With an adjustable, customizable female-specific fit, the Innova carries everything you need deep into the backcountry with unprecedented freedom of motion and comfort.

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.

Sierra Trading Post
Comfortably carry heavy loads through the backcountry with Black Diamond Equipment's Innova 60 backpack, featuring a mobility-centric, women-specific design that offers a low-friction, customizable fit and adjustable suspension.

REI (2012) (closeout)

The Black Diamond Innova 60 pack for women features an active suspension and harness system for amazing comfort during long-haul treks.


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Adjustable torso:3,487 cubic inches
Average Stock Weight:3 lbs 13 oz / 1.74 kg
Backpack style:Internal
Dimensions:See sizing chart
Dimensions (HxWxD):30x14x12"
Fits torso:3,660 cubic inches
Fits waist/hips:57 liters
Frame material:3 lbs. 12 oz.
Frame type:Backpacking
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 access:No
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
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Black Diamond Innova 60 Pack Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Comfortable with No Frills

I just picked this up today and haven't used it on the trail yet. I was upset at first because it didn't feel right with weight in it. But after a bit of research I discovered that it has an adjustable torso. With a 5/32 allen wrench I was able to loosen it, slide it all the way up and then tighten it enough so that I was able to adjust the hip belt to my torso length. This provided a much better fit and after some tweaking I was able to take the weight off my shoulders.

It has a lot of room inside the pack, but not a lot of pouches outside. It does have two water bottle holders that are angled perfectly so you can reach them while the pack is on. I also like the hood compartment and the large stretchy pouch in the front.

My one complaint is the shoulder straps, but I always have issues with them. I'm not a small breasted woman and tend to carry more fat in the front shoulder region. Packs with a lot of padding rub and feel crowded, but this one does not have a ton of padding (light weight) so although it fits me, it's not as cushy as it could be. The hip belt also lacks a lot of the padding that other larger models have, but at around 3lbs you have to give up somethings.

Overall I think this will make a good extended pack and I look forward to this upcoming hiking season.
Ailurus-mater at REI on 06/06/2013

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

Justin Henderson at on 02/26/2010

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.

Sawyer at on 05/05/2010

Negative Reviews:

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.

Dr. Ann at on 08/29/2010

Neutral Reviews:

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.

anfarwal88 at on 04/12/2011

It is good stuff

Took pack on a 20 mile 2 day hike. Did well, took the weight off my shoulders, I love the swivel action of the waist strap. When things got sweaty, the area where the waist strap connected to the pack started to squeak. The back didn't wick well or dry quickly. Wish there were more compartments and pockets to make items in the main, top-loading compartment more accessible. Seems pretty durable however, and purchased for a good deal.
signorina at REI on 11/11/2013