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A streamlined, lightweight, women's-specific top-loader with reACTIV suspension for the lightweight-minded weekend backpacker. READ MORE
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A streamlined, lightweight, women's-specific top-loader with reACTIV suspension for the lightweight-minded weekend backpacker. Learn More


Light, streamlined and built with the lightweight multi-day backpacker in mind, the Black Diamond Women's Elixir pack features our super-comfortable reACTIV suspension system with SwingArmâ„¢ shoulder straps for a comfortable carry from the High Sierra to the Canadian Rockies. The Element features both top-loading access as well as a large zippered sleeping bag opening, and the high-flow OpenAirâ„¢ backpanel keeps ventilation high 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 stash maps, energy bars and all your other 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 men's-specific Element

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S] 58 L (3,539 cu in)
[M] 60 L (3,661 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[S] 1.47 kg (3 lb 3 oz)
[M] 1.49 kg (3 lb 4 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.

Elixir 60 Pack - Women's is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sizing is off I bought a women's small in this pack and it was much too small. I'm usually a women's small or x-small in everything I buy but this pack did not fit. The shoulder straps are too short and, because the shoulder straps are attached to one another at the neck, the shoulders are too narrow. I should have bought a medium at least it seems. (for reference, I'm 5'4" and 120lbs)
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You should size up I just bought this pack, it looks fantastic but there's just one thing, the size feels wrong. Even though according to the size chart the small should be good for me, the pack doesn't really rest on my hips. Medium have been a better fit. Because I couldn't find it in any stores around Montreal, Canada, I couldn't try it first.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's great I was given a version of this pack that was too big for me (the medium frame) and I loved it. Despite the improper fit it was still super comfortable and carried a load really well. I finally decided to get one in my size (small) and it feels even better. It's light, but the padding is sufficient for heavy loads (good for a 2 week backpacking trip!) and the compression options make it comfortable when it's lightly packed for a weekend, as well. It's worth mentioning, though, that even with the small size I pretty much max out the hip belt (I'm 5' 6" and 110 lbs), so if you're little I'd make sure the pack will tighten enough on your hips to keep the weight off your shoulders. I appreciate all of the pockets and storage that are in this pack--they make it easy to keep organized without adding bulkiness. I'd say my main complaint is in the color. Maybe it sounds petty, but I get pretty sick of the fact that by being female bodied so much of the gear available to me is pink or purple. The older (bigger) one I had was blue and gray and I greatly preferred that. I work outdoors as a backpacking guide 16 days each month spend most of the remaining time backpacking as well, so I own a lot of packs and this one is the new go-to for all my small to medium pack needs, which keeps me covered for everything but deep winter (snow camping when it's below zero), when I need to size up. I'd say for most people this would be a great pack for everything from a weekend away to an extended backcountry foray.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Travel Pack I was looking for a lighter weight pack that could handle a four month long trip - the Elixir was perfect! There are just enough zippered pockets in the brain and body to hide important documents and store small stuff. The brain itself can hold a ton and has handy beaner loops for attaching jackets for quick retrieval in case of an unexpected downpour. The side pockets are huge and cinch down well so water bottles and snacks stay where they need to. The bottom zippered entry is wonderful for extracting a sleeping bag at the end of the day to fall into without digging. Despite all these helpful features it is clean and minimal with a ton of body space. I recommend this and other reACTIV packs to everyone!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack! After a trip to Patagonia, my Elixir no longer looks new, but is proving to be durable so far - has a couple of small tears now, but they haven't gotten larger. Great gear capacity for a multi-day trip and I like the muted colour that attracts less attention. Still getting used to the moving shoulder straps, but they give great mobility when scrambling around, turning to check behind you, etc. And it is SUPER light! Lots of pocket options are very useful.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product overall I got this as a gift for my wife and she absolutely loved it. We haven't had the chance to get out and use it yet, but are excited for spring to get here. This backpack has everything that you need for a short trip or even a long backcountry extended stay. We are planning multiple 5-10 day trips and this bag will definitely cut it for the trips.
Date published: 2014-02-19
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