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A streamlined and lightweight top-loader with reACTIV suspension for the minimalist-minded weekend backpacker. READ MORE
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A streamlined and lightweight top-loader with reACTIV suspension for the minimalist-minded weekend backpacker. Learn More


Light, streamlined and built with the lightweight multi-day backpacker in mind, the Black Diamond Element features our reACTIV suspension system with SwingArmâ„¢ shoulder straps for a comfortable carry from the Catskills to the Coast Range. The Element features both top-loading access as well as a large zippered sleeping bag opening, and the high-flow OpenAirâ„¢ backpanel maintains ventilation on warm days. The floating top lid converts to a lumbar pack for quick side hikes, and the large zippered front pocket, quick-cinch side pockets and hipbelt pockets store all the necessary on-trail essentials.

  • reACTIV suspension with SwingArm shoulder straps and a high-flow, OpenAir backpanel
  • Top-loading with removable, floating top pocket that converts to lumbar pack
  • Large zippered access to sleeping bag
  • Zippered front pocket with mesh/elastic internal organizer pockets, quick-cinch side pockets and hipbelt pockets
  • Retractable trekking pole/ice axe loop, sleeping pad straps, hydration compatible
  • Also available as women's-specific Elixir

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[M] 45 L (2,746 cu in)
[L] 47 L (2,868 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[M] 1.43 kg (3 lb 2 oz)
[L] 1.45 kg (3 lb 3 oz)
Materials :   210d ripstop nylon (with water-resistant finish), 420d nylon
WHY ACTIVE suspension?

WHY ACTIVE suspension?

Black Diamond packs built with our award-winning active suspension systems—ergoACTIV, ergoACTIV XP, reACTIV and reACTIV XP—are unparalleled in comfort, efficiency and load transfer. Because the shoulder straps and hipbelt move with you, friction and hot spots are eliminated. The pack’s load stays perfectly balanced at all times—without adjustment—and allows your body to move naturally in any direction. This results in a more efficient, comfortable, longer stride—meaning you can cover more ground, more quickly.

Element 45 Pack is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not big enough for me; Top is funny. They have no top to the front-zip compartment. So. The change and everything else you put in there, will fall out, if you tip the backpack upside down. It's a light-weight, and streamlined. The side-strap tighteners seemed pretty useless to me. The top compartment was good. I would go with the other line, the Mission backpack. Only thing. I never bought one of those. Sizes can be tricky. If you have lots of clean laundry to carry, or things like a tent, or a camp kitchen, or heavy winter clothing in addition to your other items. Sometimes you'd wear your winter clothing all day. Other times, you might not.
Date published: 2017-12-06
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