Black Diamond Equipment

Find Online Retailers


I want stores that carry:
Climb Ski Hiking/Trekking Apparel

Bullet 16

Close X
Bullet 16 Drag to zoom



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. 

Item# BD681156BLAKALL1


Free Economy Shipping On Orders Over $100

Product Actions

Add to cart options

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. 

Learn More


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


Wasatch Classics: Noah Howell on The South Ridge of Superior

Bullet 16 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roomy. Fits to curve of back This is my second Bullet backpack, and am very pleased with this purchase
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little pack but... I've owned this pack for about 2 years now and I love it. This is my daily pack, I use it for work, the gym, and hiking. It's the perfect size for me, nice and compact, but still has enough room to carry my 15 inch laptop and other essentials. A problem I've run into now though, is that the lining on the inside of this bag has pretty much completely disintegrated. It's appears to be some kind of foam like lining that I suspect helps with the water resistance. It seems like now after a couple years of vigorous use, constantly putting things in and taking them out, this lining slowly broke apart and now just flakes everywhere, which is really annoying. So much of this liner has been lost, that I can now see through the bottom of the bag like a T-shirt in the sun. The water resistance of the bag has has also degraded. When it was new, it used to wick away water like a rain coat. Now when it rains, it gets completely soaked through. Some of the stitching inside, underneath the zipper has also frayed and gets caught in the zipper. I will say though that the zippers themselves are some of the nicest and strongest zippers I've ever seen on a backpack. I've had no problems with the zippers at all, even when this thing is loaded to capacity, so solid build quality on that front. All on all, still a good pack, I may consider getting a new one, but I do have some reservations now about the lifespan of the product.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack This pack is great! From the gym to the crag, it serves its purpose well. It's nice and compact, but also has a ton of room for the essentials + an extra layer and snacks. As it's so sleek, I don't hesitate to climb with it on because it won't catch much on my surroundings. Recommend!
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Get What You Pay For! I have thoroughly enjoyed my Bullet 16. I use this mostly for short multi-pitch routes (no more than ten pitches). The hydration area in the back of the bag is essential and very easy to place a bladder in. Zippers have lasted well, despite constant use. I don't use the mesh pocket much on the interior of the bag, but it is a great place for car keys because you'll never lose them. The exterior pocket is great as well and I use it very frequently. It's deep and gear does not have the chance to roll out of it. The bag itself snuggly holds my harness, shoes, chalk bag, hydration pack, and rack. I do wish it had something to hold a rope across the top, but otherwise it's fantastic. Sleek design doesn't interrupt chimney pitches and bag is durable!
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Simple Bought this for a multi-pitch/gym bag. I've been using it for snowboarding too. If it can't hold everything you need, you probably don't need it. It sits right in the center of your back so its always out of the way. This thing is rad.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best backpack ever! Best backpack ever, it's lightweight, spacious, resistant, etc...
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect follower pack Love this bag. It’s the right size. It’s simple, well thought out, and comfortable. Maybe a tiny outside loop to clip approach shoes to and it would be perfect.... But maybe it’s perfect the way it is.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use it as a ski patrol Fits perfectly on my back, ski with it, easily accessible. I am a ski patrol and have my First Aid kit in it. Lightweight and sturdy.
Date published: 2018-10-03
  • y_2019, m_9, d_14, h_23
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_40
  • loc_en_US, sid_BD681156_cfg, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_blackdiamondequipment-1