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Our time-tested on-route alpine pack for light, alpine-style ascents on rock, snow or ice, the Speed 50 is streamlined, strippable and designed to move with you. READ MORE
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Our time-tested on-route alpine pack for light, alpine-style ascents on rock, snow or ice, the Speed 50 is streamlined, strippable and designed to move with you. Learn More


Our tried-and-true on-route alpine pack, proven everywhere from the Canadian Rockies to the Fitz Roy massif, the Black Diamond Speed is designed for lightweight performance on rock, snow and ice objectives the world over. Fully strippable with a removable waistbelt, lid and framesheet, the Speed is comfortable on the approach and streamlined on the route. Ice tool PickPockets, snag-free crampon straps and a tuck-away rope strap secure gear to the outside, while the drawcord skirt provides easy access and keeps out spindrift and light precip.

  • Redesigned shoulder straps and thermoformed backpanel
  • Top-loading, with removable lid, drawcord skirt closure and tuck-away rope strap
  • Micro ice-tool PickPockets™ and removable 20 mm crampon straps
  • Strippable design: removable hipbelt with fixed webbing belt and removable framesheet that doubles as a bivy pad
  • Hydration compatible

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S/M] 48 L (2929 cu in)
[M/L] 50 L (3,051cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[S/M] 1.24 kg (2 lb 11 oz)
[M/L] 1.26 kg (2 lb 12 oz)
Materials :   210d ripstop main, 420d abrasion
Speed 50 Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight packs I have three Speed packs (30, 40, 50) that I purchased after trying one that a client was using. I love the minimal junk hanging on the outside as I like uncluttered function rather than a lot of unnecessary gadgets, pockets and widgets on the outside. The one downside is that the top pocket and seams are not at all waterproof in a downpour (as I discovered last summer). I purchased seam sealer and sealed everything up which has altered the appearance to a degree, but I don't care. The function is what really matters to me and the speed line has it all in spades. I would certainly recommend the Speed line to anyone who values function, reasonable weight and clean lines.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need, nothing you don't This is one of the better packs I have owned. For climbing, hiking and travel, this pack has everything I want in a pack and nothing extra. At 50L, this can hold a bunch of gear while still being able to carry a rope cinched under the lid, pickets or tekking poles on the side and tools on the back. It also carrys very well with just a few items packed for summit day or shorter outings. The lid holds a ton of stuff and very quickly detaches and reattaches. The tool attachments are quick and easy. I just got back from a South America climbing trip with this bag and I don't have any complaints with it's performance.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light pack for light backpacking or climbs I've been using this pack for backpacking and mountaineering. It has most of the things you need without the things you don't need. It carries weight well with comfortable straps and waist band. I especially love the Reactive straps because I they give you so much more freedom of movement. I also have a chronic pulled muscle in my back and the Reactive straps don't torque my back the way a static system does with each stride. It also easily carries an ice axe and I can even strap my tripod and an insulated pad on the outside. Cons: Sure, it would be nice to have an outside mesh pocket for a water bottle or a jacket but if you want a really light pack, you don't mid digging things out of the single, main compartment.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, light pack I really like this pack and have lovingly given it the nickname, The Minion, because honestly it looks like a minion on your back :) Pros: * Extremely light * Agile * Packs Nicely and compactly * Additional straps provided for attaching crampons, etc. * Great spot for your ice axe at the bottom * Well-researched and thought out * Brain detaches * Comfortable waist and shoulder straps Cons: * Single point of entry so kind of a pain to get items in the middle or bottom of the pack * No spot for water on sides of pack
Date published: 2016-05-31
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