Black DiamondMagnum 20L Backpack

Everything you need to get up and back down.

Load up the Black Diamond Magnum 20 Backpack with all the food, water, and extra layers you need to reach the summit. Your back will stay cool and comfortable thanks to the breathable OpenAir back panel, and the hydration compatible design allows you to equip the pack with your go-to hydration system for quick and easy drinking. Two stretch side pockets easily carry water bottles, and the front webbing compression straps secure any extras that may not fit in the zippered main compartment.

  • OpenAir back panel
  • Panel access
  • Removable hipbelt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch side pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Overall Disappointing

    Pros: lightweight, good size for day hikes
    Cons: no trekking pole attachment loops as description indicates; water bottle holders awkward and too shallow to keep water bottle in; very weak cord for the "compression" front storage; hipbelt does practically nothing in terms of transferring weight from shoulders to hip (but I should have known seeing that it's just a thin webbing).

    Disappointed in quality

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this pack for less than a year and the quality has been OK. A couple of months ago, the webbing on one of the strap began to tear so that the boning is no longer secured at the top, and some of the mesh on the backside of the bag has also torn. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary with it- commuting to the climbing gym and hiking the approach to the crag. While I understand that normal wear and tear is to be expected, it's frustrating that it's already coming apart and it hasn't even been a year! I expected more from a company like Black Diamond. Overall, it's a meh.

    Disappointed in quality

    Lightweight Day Bag!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love using this bag for day hikes. It holds everything I need, and surprisingly weighs very little. There are plenty of places to strap extra accessories to if you need it too! Fabric is incredibly tough and has held up with months of abuse.

    Unanswered Question

    I would like to ask how to attach an ice axe? Because on photos of this backpack i don't see a loop for it.