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Our durable top-loading alpine pack engineered for everything from summer alpine cragging to gear-intensive winter expeditions, the Mission gets your gear to the base in comfort. READ MORE
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Our durable top-loading alpine pack engineered for everything from summer alpine cragging to gear-intensive winter expeditions, the Mission gets your gear to the base in comfort. Learn More


Dedicated, durable and designed for alpine cragging, mixed ascents and cold-weather expeditions, the Black Diamond Mission pack is our toughest alpine pack. Providing a balanced carry thanks to its reACTIV hipbelt and SwingArm should straps, the Mission is also fully strippable, with a removable waistbelt, lid and framesheet. The ice tool PickPockets, front crampon pouch and a tuck-away rope strap secure gear to the outside, while the drawcord skirt provides a second defense against spindrift and light precip.

  • SwingArm™ shoulder straps and thermoformed backpanel
  • Top-loading, with removable lid, drawcord skirt closure and tuck-away rope strap
  • Ice-tool PickPockets™ and crampon pouch
  • Strippable design: removable hipbelt with fixed webbing belt and removable framesheet
  • Hydration compatible

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S/M] 43 L (2,624 cu in)
[M/L] 45 L (2,746 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[S/M] 1.73 kg (3.8 lb)
[M/L] 1.75 kg (3.85 lb)
Materials :   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.

Mission 45 Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable and dependable. Sturdy and made of durable materials for expedition or multi-day outings. Not as light as some packs of comparable sizes, it's a workhorse.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable with great access. Over all this is a good pack: Pros: For it size it and features it is a light pack. When loaded with 50+ pounds it is comfortable to carry. I absolutely love the full zip through side zip and the 2 sided top pocket zip; it makes finding stored items a breeze. I like the fact that it has a removable hip belt if it is in the way of a harness (not common on bigger packs). This might be vain but I really like the aesthetics; great color. Cons: There are no loops or daisy chains; if I want to strap snow shoes or a rescue litter on the outside of the back this extremely difficult (I ended up making my own). For an alpine pack, I think it needs some sort of mesh containment pocket at least on 1 side; this will help in preventing wands and pickets from sliding through. I would like to see some sort of ribbed vent on the back panel; I am in Alaska so temps never get too hot, but I have noticed the back feels hot (remove some vent material for air, and add 2 daisy chain strips on the front and the pack would stay the same weight.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and functional I got the 45L bag for climbing and had barely gotten in a couple days before a week long rock rescue course. This has easily become my favorite bag to date It's easy to say this is one of the most functional bags I have ever owned. I'm 5'8 and this bag fit perfectly. Pros: - It was incredibly comfortable with well over 80 pounds in it. - The side zipper allows you to arrange your bag to fit a surprising amount of gear - the external crampon pouch also perfectly fit Rain pants, Rain Jacket, and A cover for the bag. - fit a surprising amount more than the 45L tag felt more like a 60 full and 25 empty - The swingArm made for incredibly easy weight transfer on scrambles. - Hip belts loosening is easily my biggest pet peeve and this didn't budge a smidge. - A loop on the hip belt that a water bottle can clip to? Thank you backpack gods! Cons: - The water bladder pouch is a little wide. (which I suppose gives it multiple uses) - I would like to see future versions have gear loops on the bottom with buckles. It's nice to be able to take an insulator pad on a long day of single pitch or use the bag for a single night trip. Conclusion: Don't even think about it. It's awesome, Buy it.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! I bought the 45 liters and I love it! Light, durable and nice with the side zip.
Date published: 2018-01-21
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