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The quintessential on-route pack, the Bullet 16 is tough enough to be hauled through chimneys and streamlined enough to not interfere with the crux lead. 

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The quintessential on-route pack, the Bullet 16 is tough enough to be hauled through chimneys and streamlined enough to not interfere with the crux lead. 

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Versatility in a sleek, trim pack, the Black Diamond Bullet 16 panel-loader is an excellent rig for off-trail or high-mileage scrambles. An external zip pocket and internal mesh pocket keep things secure, and removable foam backpanel, tuck-away shoulder straps and easy-to-remove 20 mm webbing hipbelt make parsed-down travel a cinch.

  • External zippered pocket
  • Internal mesh zippered pocket
  • Easy-to-remove 20 mm webbing hipbelt
  • Hydration hose port
  • Removable foam backpanel
  • Tuckable shoulder straps and webbing hipbelt 

Tech Specs

Volume :   16 L (976 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   526 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Materials :   420d nylon, 1260d ballistic nylon


  • Climbing Magazine - 2015 Editors' Choice
Bullet 16 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome for being simple! I purchased this because I really wanted a pack that was light and super simple for just stuffing in a water bottle, rain jacket and pants. I took it on the plane to Costa Rica and it worked perfect not only could I fit that stuff, but I was also able to fit my mac book pro too. The little pocket on the inside of the main pocket was great for storing my passport and money so it couldn't be taken while i was walking in sketchy areas. The little pocket in the front is nice because its actually fairly deep for storing things with easy access. For how simple this pack is it still has a pouch for a hydration pack. The chest and waist straps are available for use or can be strapped up and out of your way. I love this pack so much.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Medical Kit I searched and searched for a decent pack to make a light and fast medical response kit. This one has worked out the best. It's simple, it's durable, and it's even red! Considering it's small stature, the volume is really impressive. In case you're wondering, I was able to load it with: BVM, NPA, OPA, Chest Seals, tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, roll gauze, 4x4s, steri-strips, ToB, tegaderm, ez scrub, compression bandage, abdominal dressing, burn dressing, eye wash, sam splint, cohesive, ace bandages, cravats, tape, scissors, gloves, and a sizable kit for ouchies and boo boos. It's packed pretty tight but I think I can stuff a few more items in there! Stay safe!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pack SO i admit, i have a plethora of packs, crag packs, climbing packs, alpine packs, backpacking packs. I like packs. I love this pack. Bullet tough, just the right size for those long multi-pitch days when you need to bring all sorts of supplies. And did i mention it takes abuse? I have actually hauled this thing on a tag line. Not to be done often, but it hangs in there. This iteration is my second Bullet, and the only input i would say is 'Why did BD get rid of the gear loops on the outside'? All in all, the pack to climb in.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made, as usual I have 3 BD packs, but ordered this smaller version to travel with. I have an old Hollowpoint, but thought this would fit the bill. It is very well made, as expected, but for my specific purpose for the trip I recently used it on, it was a bit too small (I had to decide quickly online). I found also that when I was carrying it without the sternum strap connected, the main straps tended to move toward my shoulders. Anyway, I will use this pack for small loads and report back. I now figure that the perfect pack in this range for me would be around 20-22 litres.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Allllmost perfect! This pack is an excellent companion for multipitch climbing. I can fit enough water, snacks, and supplies for a long day in the mountains. It's small and light enough that I can stash it in my large pack for the approach and bust it out on send day. It's comfortable. It's burly and can take being hauled inside a chimney. It's small and relatively unobtrusive even for the leader to be wearing. My only complaint? Why does this thing not come with and ice axe loop? Adding that dollar worth of feature would make this thing my ultimate go-to mountain attack pack. As it is, I'll have to rig my own setup which will inevitably not be as bomber as it would if BD included this feature.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features for Multi Pitch Climbs This pack was designed for climbers. It has everything you need during a climb, access to snacks/sunblock/etc on the outside, zippered mesh pouch on the inside so when you try to get out larger items they are safe, and it is streamlined. I didn't like how all of the straps were absurdly long, but I cut them, melted the ends, then sewed the ends over so they wouldn't fall through the buckles.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome. Also free...but, still awesome. I'm not going to lie, I won this just for signing up for those gear/email list emails. If nothing else, I'm proof that it pays off to sign up. I got an email one day that said "you won, pick a color and it's in the mail." I chose red and BOOM it showed up...just in time for a 15 day road trip from Oregon to climb all over Colorado and live in our van. I've owned and abused the older Bullet and the Shot...loved them both. This new pack is great. It has a nice padded frame type back that rests against your back. The pockets are great sized. The internal mesh pocket is great for keeping some things separate. I also used the water bladder feature and it worked great. I've crammed so much stuff in this pack and thought "no way this will zip" and it zipped super easy. I should say that: the zipper on this is boss. I wore this simulclimbing the First Flatiron in Boulder and it was comfortable carrying the following: My 9.5 Guide Tennies, her 7 Guide Tennies, completely full large camelbak, bunch of snacks, iPhone.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best little day pack ever! I purchased this at my local mountaineering store on a whim. I was there to buy other gear and then decided I was finally sick enough of hauling a purse around all the time. Saw this pack, and bought it on the spot. It has been THE best little day pack slash purse. I am super stoked on it. It's narrow and low profile so it doesn't look like I'm wearing a back pack, but it packs a punch at how much you can fit in it! Super rugged and sturdy. Have had it almost a year and looks new still. If I ever have to replace it, I sure hope the bullet 16 is still around because I don't want anything else! P.S. As a technical piece, I would definitely use this as a multi pitch pack while climbing.
Date published: 2018-04-05
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