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Purpose built for the crag, the Pipe Dream 45 Pack carries your entire kit, gives you a place to spread out your gear and provides a comfortable spot to chill between burns. READ MORE
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Purpose built for the crag, the Pipe Dream 45 Pack carries your entire kit, gives you a place to spread out your gear and provides a comfortable spot to chill between burns. Learn More


Days at the crag have never before been so comfortable. With padded shoulder straps and waistbelt combined with a three-point closure system, the Black Diamond Pipe Dream 45 doubles as a gear-carrying workhorse and an at-the-crag chill spot. Zippered top and internal pockets keep your essentials from getting lost in the melee, and two internal gear loops allow for obsessive organization.

  • Padded shoulder straps and waistbelt
  • Three-point closure system for easy and secure volume adjustment
  • Removable lid
  • Zippered top pocket
  • Zippered internal mesh pocket with key clip
  • Two internal gear loops

Tech Specs

Volume :   45 L (2,746 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   1.8 kg (4 lb)
Materials :   840d nylon, 1260d ballistic nylon


  • Climbing Magazine - 2015 Editors' Choice


Pipe Dream 45 Crash Pad Pack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this thing... This has got to be the best crag pack... The size it great for a day of sport climbing or light trad. It can all the essentials and more for the day and keeps things nicely organized with bomber gear loops and convenient pockets for all your things. I used to carry a pack and a pad to the crag and often people would look oddly at you for bring a big pad to climb a cliff, until they realize you're the guy who brought the comfy couch to the crag! This pack doubles as a great crag couch or small pad for tricky starts. My only complaint is the fitting of the top flap/panel. The cuts are just not quite right so its always a little wonky feeling/looking.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fun Pack once i got this pack can't go back . super easy to pack you stuff, i can put inside 80 meter rope, 15 draws, harness chalk bag, food and water and all my clothes for the day. I hiked with this pack really comfortably for up to 40 min, the harness is just fine. when opening the pad the harness is on the ground so i recommend not to put it on the dirt and it is better to take of the shoulder straps and spred them. for me it easier first to close the pack then to put all the gear inside. it would nice to have a rope trap to put the gear you not using when you are on the pad. also i found it better to close all velcro straps before putting it on the ground other wise the velcro streps catches dirt and grass.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much more than just a pack! Until you have seen this pack in use, you may not fully appreciate its true benefits. A crash pad it is not! I use this pack for everything cragging. Long approaches and carrying trad or sport gear is no problem. Its great to have a place to rest between burns instead of laying in the dirt. If you have a crag dog, this thing makes a great bed for them at the cliff. If you have a baby, this thing is a game changer! It serves as a sun shield, a changing table, a play mat, and can be used as a nice seat for moms who are breastfeeding. Once in Red Rocks, I've even used it to stay warm by rolling it up and placing my legs into it when the weather turned and I was ill prepared wearing only shorts and T shirt. It is surprisingly very warm!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THE sport climbing pack This is THE pack to get all your essentials to the crag, keep your stuff out of the dirt and be able to lounge between burns. It carries well and is comfortable to lay on. I would like it if it were more square instead of tapering at the bottom (I can't get my rope in straight and there is room on the sides when i put it in sideways). Bottom line is there is not a better sport wanking pack made...
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coolest freakin' cragging pack ever. This thing is awesome! It's not the pack you'd use for a long approach to a multipitch climb, but in terms of a dedicated single pitch cragging pack, I couldn't dream up a better pack if I tried. Super quick to pack and unpack, comfortable to carry, lots of room for big cragging days or collapses down for smaller cragging days, and just enough accessory pockets that you don't have to open the whole thing up all the time. Also seems to be very durable in terms of the materials used. Seriously impressed with this pack!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best crag pack ever! Love having a sack that doubles as a carry all and a lounge pad. I use a small duffle to hold shoes harness and rack. Keys, wallet and food live in the detachable top. There is plenty of room left over for rope, clothing, etc. The "pack style" carry system far exceeds crash pad standards. It carries super well with a big heavy load. I can't say enough good things about this system! It is a pack, lounging pad, dog bed, that I can use for low bouldering!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got It Right I've had "crash pad" packs for years. The Pipedream finally gets it right. This bag is big so you're going to stuff it full of your junk which means it's going to be heavy. No worries though- the padded shoulder straps and waist belt on this thing make carrying heavy loads a breeze. The detachable lid is handy so you don't crush your phone. When it's in "pad mode" it's roomy enough for you and your dog. Get one!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paradigm shift for me (and it worked out) My first impression of this pack when I saw it a crag was that it looked great, was a neat idea but didn't seem practical for me. I've been cragging for well over a decade and for most of that time I used an Osprey Vertigo crag pack. I loved that pack and didn't think anything could replace it. Unfortunately it finally gave up the ghost and it was a time for a new pack. I had my reservations about this pack because I've been accustomed to multiple organizational pockets and external straps to lash my rope to the pack. I wasn't sure how I'd like the lack of pockets and external straps but I took the plunge and after a couple months of using the Pipedream, I'm sold. It's really nice to get to the crag, open up the entire pack and have a place to sit or just an area that says, "yes, this is my spot" so you don't end up getting your gear confused with others a busy crags. I did make one minor adjustment to the way I pack my crag pack...since there are only two pockets on the removable lid, I'm using a couple of smaller stuff sacks to contain the odds and ends I typically carried in an extra pocket on my old pack. It's a big pack! It'll consume a good portion of your car trunk or backseat during transit. You could easily carry your little dog in here too. The pack feels like it holds a bit more than 45 liters. I typically carry 16 quickdraws, two pairs of climbing shoes, harness, chalkbag, flippy floppies, light jacket and hat, helmet, two liters of water, food and a 70m rope and that fills the pack pretty full. The velcro strap running around the pack can be adjusted a bit to add or remove a bit of volume. On the other end of the spectrum, if you have much less than 45 liters of stuff, the pack's stiffer foam helps it retain shape very well so it carries the same when fully loaded or minimally loaded with gear. The waist belt, shoulder straps and sternum strap are all quite comfortable even when full loaded. Four little sewn-in loops on the inside of the pack allow you to clip things you don't want floating around the pack. The removable lid has two pockets. The pocket on top has a key clip inside and plenty of space for snacks, guidebook, tape, and did I say snacks? The smaller pocket on the underside of the lid is a nice spot for lip balm, headlamp and other smaller items you don't want to lose. You could even fit some more snacks in there! I would like to see the lid be increased in width a bit. When the pack is fully loaded it expands a bit up near the top and the width of the lid isn't quite generous enough to cover the opening leaving an inch or two of open space on either side of the lid. Not a huge issue but my one minor gripe.
Date published: 2015-11-13
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