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When moving fast through varying mountain terrain, the Distance 15 Pack has your back. Built to incorporate the best technology of both running vests and alpine packs, the Distance 15 includes vest-inspired suspension for running, and our time-tested alpine pack design for carrying a variety of tools for mountain adventures. READ MORE
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When moving fast through varying mountain terrain, the Distance 15 Pack has your back. Built to incorporate the best technology of both running vests and alpine packs, the Distance 15 includes vest-inspired suspension for running, and our time-tested alpine pack design for carrying a variety of tools for mountain adventures. Learn More


Engineered to redefine your line by giving you the ability to blend mountain terrain and activities, the Distance 15 is a hybrid pack that transcends barriers. By combining running-vest technology with our award-winning pack design, the Distance 15 moves with you while you run yet carries alpine gear with purpose-built features, so you have the gear you need when the trail ends, and the climbing begins. Built from our UHMWP 10x Ripstop Yarns—the same burly material we use in our climbing dogbones and Ultralight Camalots—the Distance fabric is literally 10-times stronger than steel per weight, while remaining so light it floats in water. The shoulder strap harness system utilizes our Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology—meaning the shoulder strap edge binding is fully edge taped instead of sewn, more like today’s innovative sportswear then a traditional running backpack—which allows for superior comfort, movement, and weight reduction. Also, the harness system is constructed with an adjustable, elastic-cording side compression system, which gives you a more secure ride while running, scrambling and climbing. This vest-like system also includes dual flask pockets that fit two BD HydraPak® SoftFlask™ (sold separately) and a Deploy pocket to stash the BD Deploy Wind Shell gusty ridge traverses and emergencies. The pack portion of the Distance includes a quick Blitz-style main opening with a stash pocket to tuck away essentials, while a mesh divider wall can store cordelette or a water bladder that can integrate with the pack’s hose routing. On the pack’s exterior, the Distance 15 includes dual piolet/ice axe holsters, and dual Z-Pole quiver sleeves to stash your trekking poles when the terrain changes. Dual front stretch pockets are an extra place to stash nutrition or gear, making the Distance 15 an ultra-versatile pack for moving light and fast in the mountains.
  • Dynex (Nylon 100d + PE 200d) body material with Dynex Ripstop yarns for bomber tear resistance that is 10x stronger than steel per weight
  • Quick Blitz-style main opening with slash pocket to tuck all excess skirt cording
  • Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology for superior shoulder strap comfort, movement and weight reduction
  • Dual side compression with reflective ticking
  • Dual Piolet / ice tool carry with metal dogbone for secure pick attachment
  • Dual Z-Pole Quiver Sleeves to securely carry trekking poles while running and scrambling
  • Adjustable elastic cording side compression system for a more secure ride while running and scrambling
  • BD.dry™ vapor barrier back panel lets sweat vapor escape while keeping pack contents dry
  • Fully water resistant main compartment for high altitude / 4-season running and climbing
  • Dual 4-way stretch zippered chest pockets with expandable volume and locking zipper pullers
  • Dual soft flask pockets with BD branded HydraPak® 500ml SoftFlask™ (sold separately) made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU & RF welded seams for superior durability and elasticity
  • 100% BPA & PVC free
  • Dual front stretch pockets with elastic closure for nutrition storage
  • Deploy pocket for the new Deploy Wind Shell
  • Interior stretch mesh divider wall to hold alpine cordelette / water bladders
  • Interior zippered security pocket for wallet and key storage


Tech Specs

Volume :   15 L (915 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   394 g (13.89oz)
Materials :   UHMWPE 100d Nylon 4mm Ripstop

Built for climbers and mountain adventurers, BD.dry™ is our waterproof/breathable/windproof solution engineered in this application to enable sweat vapor to escape while keeping pack contents dry.







Distance 15 Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not sure how low long it will last bought recently combo / backpack and z poles carbon...nice match...fits well but i am a bit concerned ...broke with 1l water and jacket inside / 1.5kg all together...and slightly heavier than advertised...z poles works good!
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good pack with a couple flaws I'll echo what Steven wrote in his 4 star review about the soft flask pockets not adequately retaining a half emptied bottle. They tend to want to flop out and it is annoying. Secondly, the front mesh pockets are nice and stretchy (similar to the Salomon running vests), however the openings are not made of a stretchy material and make it difficult to get items in and out. Other than that it fits well and has good features.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running backpack I bought this to run about 4 miles to the office. It compresses nicely, is secure to my body, and breathes decently. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to run commute and needs a bit more space than many of the 10L options on the market.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible all-rounder Bought the Distance 15 around two months ago with the hopes of having a running backpack for bringing overnight equipment on longer runs in the Swedish mountains. 15 liters would be a compromise but work for a very lightweight multi-day setup but not much else I thought, but I was quite wrong! The bag is really generous for maximizing the pack, although a little heavy on my shoulders when closing in on 5kg, but it's just as good when I don't need the whole volume! Just did a 3h trail race last weekend and only needed the mandatory gear as in a windbreaker and first aid kit, and brought a 0.5l soft flask and some energy, so I just tried pulling the cords on each side all the way and had the bag compressed against my back without anything bouncing around. Really pleased with that versatility, as long as the things I have to bring aren't too heavy. All in all I'm happy abobut this backpack. It would be very priceworthy if there would be a soft flask included in the price, one that's a bit shorter than most so it fits the front pockets. Mine which is a pretty standard 0,5l bladder sticks out a little and starts bouncing almost until it climbs up and out of the pocket. A bit of a struggle until 25% is emptied, then it fits under the elastic cord.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable! It’s a very practical and comfortable backpack. You can carry the essentials and all your gear to make summit, without worrying about if you left something in base camp.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has a whistle as well In one of the pockets it has a whistle built in found that out while stuffing the distance wind shell into the pocket. Very handy and practical bag. I bought it since I use the flz carbon poles for balance and this bag can help me do my basic shopping in a store as I can hold a pole so I can have one hand free. It fits nice doesn't put weight into my shoulders which is good since I have a spinal cord injury. Have to say first impressions of the bag is better then expected. I can see using this bag alot and it replacing my Nathan vapor air since it has more room and holds the poles way better much more practical.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack for Peakbagging I've really enjoyed this pack for peakbagging trips in Colorado where I want to go fast and light. Everything is well thought out; the capacity is nice, and the attachments and pole pockets are a real bonus for me. I'm only giving 4 stars instead of as I would like for the front chest pockets to be able to cinch down to hold a water bottle that isn't completely full. When scrambling, if the water bladder isn't completely full, it's easy to fall out. Also when running, it tends to come loose and want to escape the pocket which can be frustrating.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect lightweight pack I've used this pack a couple of times now from trail runs to urban exploration abroad (it was rock solid all through Portugal and Spain on sweltering days) and it's quickly becoming my go-to pack when I just need a place to stash my pocket contents, a light shell or rain jacket and some snacks. It breathes alright, weighs next to nothing and its slim profile makes it unobtrusive in crowded public places.
Date published: 2019-09-01
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