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Black Diamond - Distance 8 Backpack

Black Diamond Distance 8 Backpack

25% Off
$104.96 $139.95

Item #BLD00YL


Tech Specs

100D nylon ripstop, UHMWPE, 200D PE
8L (488cu in)
BD Dry back panel
Shoulder Straps:
Edge Taping Technology
Hydration Compatible:
internal stretch mesh divider
dual soft flask shoulder strap, dual front stretch nutrition shoulder strap, 1 Deploy, 1 zippered interior
Ice Axe Carry:
Trekking Pole Carry:
Z-Pole Quiver
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
hiking, ice climbing, mountaineering, trail running
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Distance 8 Backpack

Black Diamond's Distance 8 Backpack is hybrid pack that combines an alpine-worthy daypack with shoulder straps similar to running vests. There are pockets sized for HydraPak's 500ml SoftFlasks as well as two smaller pockets for nutrition and another pocket sized for Black Diamond's lightest wind shell, the Deploy Wind Shell Jacket. The shoulder straps utilize Black Daimdon's stitch-less Edge Taping Technology to eliminate chafing and promote ventilation. The BD Dry back panel also ventilates, as well as wicks moisture and dries quickly to promote fast-moving activities high up in the mountains. Black Diamond made the main compartment out of Dynex—the same material used for Black Diamond's Ultralight Camalots—for superior durability that doesn't weigh you down. The main compartment is durably water-resistant to protect your gear all year long.

  • Daypack designed for running, trekking, and alpine climbing
  • Running vest shoulder straps with soft flask and nutrition pockets
  • BD Dry back panel wicks moisture, dries quickly, and ventilates
  • Water-resistant main compartment with quick top flap access
  • Internal stretch mesh divider holds hydration reservoirs
  • Dual ice tool/trekking pole carry systems
  • Deploy pocket sized to fit Black Diamond's Deploy Wind Shell Jacket

Great fit, but difficult to use closures

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fit is awesome! Extremely comfortable when the pack is loaded. However, the closures and the side adjustments are difficult to use. Check out the video for more details.