Black Diamond Elixir 45L Backpack - Women's
Black DiamondElixir 45L Backpack - Women's

Your cure for the weekday blues.

It's time to ditch work, school, and all your other obligations by taking off with the Black Diamond Women's Elixir 45 Backpack for a couple of days. Both the reActiv waist belt and the SwingArm shoulder straps move with your body while you hike in order to give you a natural stride and reduce the energy it takes to reach your destination. Because the belt and straps move with you, this pack eliminates sore and hot spots whether you're hiking five miles or fifteen. Unlike most backpacks, you only need to set the straps and the belt once without readjusting them on the trail because this pack ensures an ideal balance at all times regardless of the terrain. Black Diamond molded the V-Lite frame specifically for women in order to fit your back comfortably. And the main compartment stores all the essentials you need for a successful backpacking trip.

Black Diamond constructed the Elixir out of a durable nylon with a water-shedding finish and added an even more durable ripstop in key areas to withstand tears and abrasions. The backpack also features a floating top pocket that you can convert to a lumbar pack for day hikes on your backpacking trip, a zippered front pocket with internal pockets so you can organize all your gear accordingly, and a hip belt pocket for any small item you might need while you hike like lip balm or sunscreen. It also has a bottom zippered access so you can get to your sleeping bag without taking everything else out of the pack.

  • Women-specific design
  • reActiv suspension system
  • SwingArm shoulder straps
  • V-Lite frame
  • Top access to main compartment
  • Bottom zippered access to sleeping bag compartment
  • Floating top pocket converts to lumbar pack
  • 210D ripstop with water-resistant finish, 420D nylon abrasion panels
  • Zippered front pocket with internal pockets
  • Zippered hip belt pocket
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  • Q & A

Big Mistake

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I spent weeks researching dozens of different packs and finally decided on the Elixir 45. The should straps are quite uncomfortable and the overall design does not allow for the weight to be distributed to the hips. Each time I wear it I am relieved to put it down. The detachable day pack is very flimsy and the straps are only about a centimeter in width. I have used it three times and straps are fraying and the bottom compression strap buckle snapped. I go really easy on my gear so this was a big surprise to me. I am now waiting on Black Diamonds warranty department to get back to me about the buckle. Back Country was unable to offer me any help in that department. So yeah this purchase was a big mistake. Don't be mislead by the cool video review.

Black Diamond Elixir 45 Backpack

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