Black Diamond Equipment
Blitz 28 Pack
The ultimate on-route pack for alpine assaults, with essential, lightweight features that will take you from base to summit and back. READ MORE
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The ultimate on-route pack for alpine assaults, with essential, lightweight features that will take you from base to summit and back. Learn More
DescriptionDesigned with knowledge from years spent in the mountains, the Black Diamond Blitz is the answer for serious summit pushes, making it the ultimate on route pack. With all the design features of a summit pack, it is constructed from ultralight Dynex ripstop construction, making it easy to pack into a larger approach bag. A one-handed top closure simplifies your system while keeping the elements out, and a strippable design adds even more weight savings, with a removable waistbelt and bivy pad. A rope strap, ice tool Pick Pockets™ and hydration compatibility round out the feature set.
- Ultralight Dynex construction
- One-handed top closure
- Easily accessible, waterproof zip pocket on lid
- Strippable design
- Rope strap
- Ice tool Pick Pockets™
- Hydration compatibility
- Internal zippered pocket
- Removable bivy pad
Volume : 28 L (1,700 cu in)
Average Stock Weight : 444 g (15.7 oz)
Materials : Dynex (210d + PE 200d)
Blitz 28 Pack is rated out of 5 by 23.
Rated 4 out of 5 by drew_climber from Almost perfect climbing pack. Fixes are DIY. This is almost perfect for multi-pitch and mostly-rock alpine climbs. Just a tube with straps that's easy to open and close. The way it opens makes it safe to open while hanging at a belay; items can't fall out. The two zippered pockets are very useful. It's durable enough for it's weight (it's light...expect to patch it over time). 2 things I don't like, and luckily I could fix them myself. To be clear, the pack is great and I use it all the time. It's almost perfect. Some constructive feedback for the next version: 1. The velcro ice-tool straps are stupid. Velcro? really? It's an ice ax, you absolutely cannot risk it falling off. They did not make the straps long enough to have enough contact area, and velcro is a poor choice anyway. I replaced mine with 3mm cord and toggles. 2. I really wish it had side compression straps, just one on each side. If you really fill this up and strap a rope over the top, the rope coils swing as you walk...OK for a short walk but really gets old over many miles. Rope can also slump towards the back and dangle off the back, feels much heavier. I added straps, but it should just come with 2 simple side compression straps; would greatly increase the utility.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chiara from Great backpack, I only do not understand how.. .. I can open it! I close with one hand, but how should I be supposed to open it?
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dawson from Ripped Open Within First Month I bought this pack not long ago and have been pretty disappointed. The exterior material is weak and tears very easily. This was discouraging as I have loved all BD equipment that I've owned beforehand, but was unimpressed with this product. I use it primarily for long rock climbs and canyoneering.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pioneer47 from Not Durable This bag was given to me as a gift, and I was so excited. I took it out to the Red Rocks in Vegas for its first use, after the climb I put my cams in the bag, and by the time I got back down to the ground my cams had poked holes through my bag.... if you wanting something that will hold up go with something else. This is the first item from BD that I own, that I have been completely disappointed in.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by Karl from Good, except for draw string My draw string ripped out after a few days of use. Otherwise, it is a good-light weight summit pack. It is durable enough for use on ice and snow, but I would avoid using this pack on routes where you might be rubbing the pack against abrasive rock. Black Diamond quickly responded to my warranty claim for the broken drawstring. I hope the drawstring attachment gets a redesign.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terry from Unfit for purpose Bought this sack in Canada in February, impressed by lightness and general dependability of BD stuff I've used over many years. Shocked when one side of draw string snapped out upon closure after only 2 days usage. I see others have had same experience (Will, for example). 'Bad batch', I thought and returned it to the shop (Vertical Addiction in Canmore) who changed it without hesitation. Mechanism seemed alright for remainder of Canada trip. However, last week back in UK, the same thing happened again and this time I've no shop to return it to. Do not buy this sack under any circumstances - I cannot believe BD have produced such a bad product.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tricamus from Almost exactly what I want This is a great pack that excels for a lightweight 28L size. It carries a 70m rope, double rack, helmet, wind jacket, and more! I wish this pack had side pockets but that wouldn't fit the slender profile that it seems to be designed for. You will see in many other reviews (here and elsewhere) that mentions drawstring closure failures. Indeed, this happened to me on my 2nd trip. Was still usable but did not close securely (only a problem if inverted or extreme tilts). I have since modified the closure by making the drawsting a continuous loop instead of having sewn ends. I think it will work great but may rip the seams in the long run - time/use will tell.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark the Mountaibn Guide from Best ruck sack is a tube with straps I work as a professional Guide . People who spend lots of time in the mountains generally want simple no fuss products. I have used this pack for over 250 days from big alpine peaks to climbing long difficult rock ascents.
Date published: 2018-11-16