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Speed 40 Pack - 2013

$159.95 $103.97


A strippable, lightweight pack with a top-loading, roll-top closure, the Speed 40 features our reACTIV suspension and SwingArm™ shoulder straps.
Item# BD681082VAPRLG_1
$159.95 $103.97

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A streamlined, strippable alpine pack for lightweight mountain missions, the Speed 40 now features our patent-pending reACTIV suspension and SwingArm shoulder straps that offer true freedom of movement. When it's time to push for the top, the pack's padded hipbelt, 4 mm aluminum frame, framesheet and top lid are all removable, converting the Speed 30 into an ultralight roll-top-closure summit pack. The IceLink tool attachments, 3-point haul system and welded crampon patch keep you prepared for technical alpine terrain.

  • Patent-pending reACTIV suspension with SwingArm shoulder straps
  • Thermoformed, vented backpanel
  • Removable top pocket with optional roll-top or internal skirt closure
  • IceLink tool attachments, 3-point haul system and welded crampon patch
  • Removable padded hipbelt, 4 mm (.16 in) aluminum frame and framesheet
  • Hydration compatible

WHY ACTIVE suspension?

WHY ACTIVE suspension?

Black Diamond packs built with our award-winning active suspension systems—ergoACTIV, ergoACTIV XP, reACTIV and reACTIV XP—are unparalleled in comfort, efficiency and load transfer. Because the shoulder straps and hipbelt move with you, friction and hot spots are eliminated. The pack’s load stays perfectly balanced at all times—without adjustment—and allows your body to move naturally in any direction. This results in a more efficient, comfortable, longer stride—meaning you can cover more ground, more quickly.


Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S] 38 L (2,319 cu in)
[M] 40 L (2,440 cu in)
[L] 42 L (2,563 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[S] 1,320 g (2 lb 14 oz)
[M] 1,340 g (2 lb 15 oz)
[L] 1,360 g (3 lb)
Average Stripped Weight :  
[S] 910 g (2 lb)
[M] 920 g (2 lb)
[L] 930 g (2 lb)
Materials :   210d nailhead main, 420d welded abrasion

Recommended Use



BD athlete Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock climb Denali's Slovak Direct

BD athletes Cedar Wright and Kate Rutherford climbing Ariana (5.12-) on the Diamond of Long's Peak


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Cragging Pack! I own this 2013 model in size 30l. Both the 30l & 40l have the same design and it's a good one! The removable brain is great for light and fast and the reACTIV suspension / SwingArm are super comfortable with a full pack! Things that could be improved in this model (and it looks like they did on one of these!) is improving the ice tool attachment points and I think a side zip or possibly full U-zip alternative entry system would be awesome! With all that said this is a great pack for daily dragging and has a smooth design to carry almost everything you could use for a day or two of vertical endeavors! August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great First Pack This pack was my first BD pack and I love it. The reActiv suspension works great so the pack feels fantastic on approach. It's definitely got enough room for all the essential climbing/camping gear for a 2-3 day trip (excluding tent; although I don't exactly have a very packable tent or sleeping bag yet so it could be possible). April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fits well, great for up to four day trips I spent a lot of time researching a lightweight multi-day climbing pack. This is the one I settled on and love this pack, it fits well (The medium fit me perfectly other than the belt being almost too big, (I'm tall but have have small shoulders and small waist). It carries the load very well. The downside was the material tears (easily) if hauled on rock. Only haul in free space! October 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great feel, materials tear I love how the straps adjust to the movement of my shoulders while climbing. Having the option to strip it down to it's essentials gives it alot of alpine value. The gear loops on the waist strap makes it easy to keep my pro accessible. Additionally the pack felt aligned having the waist strap clipped above my harness. It has a three point system for hauling the pack, but I wish the material was a little more durable for this purpose. Very early in it's life I hauled it up a chimney only to find a hole tore through in the top compartment. I even took pains to keep the pack free of rock features during the haul. That's my only complaint so far. Otherwise a stellar alpine pack! August 19, 2013
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