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Distance 15 - Pack

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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.


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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

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 - Pack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unavailable?? I want this pack!! When will you have stock of these packs again?? I would like to get a large blue or black and I can’t find theses anywhere. Please help.
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to Pack for day hiking and fast packing. I've got 75 miles on this pack so far and I love it. Lightweight, vest harness is amazing eep s the pack close to your body and the pack doesn't bounce around whether its stuffed with 12 lbs of gear or just with an extra layer and a sandwich. Great pockets on vest harness that fit smart water bottles. Side pockets on pack are for hiking poles but I stuff mine with snacks and extra water bottles. This has become my goto pack for daily hikes and just long walks where I want an extra layer of clothes, water and snacks for when i just get lost in moment and forget to stop walking lol. I wish Black Diamond would make a 20-22L version of this pack with bigger side water bottle pockets for over night trips.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been waiting for a running pack like this... After years of looking for a running pack, I'm happy to have found the Distance 15. This pack is light, comfortable, and capable. When loaded, the wide shoulder straps distribute the weight so the straps don't dig. There's minimal bounce when running. The materials have held up well so far. I would buy this pack again.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a pack fit for an intergalactic ultra BD consistently pushes the envelope to enable us to explore deeper and deeper, with confidence. This pack is a prime expression of that. You can tell that beyond the technical aspects of this piece, there was love put into making something that stands on its own in the market. I was weary of buying a $150 pack 'just for running' but there's so much to appreciate with this. Versatility is unmatched. I envision it getting more use than maybe any other pack in my growing quiver -- phasing out a few older packs that have served their purpose but are ready for retirement. I expect to get a decade of use out of this. will report back in 2030.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works + Used for overnight running trips. Fits plenty and runs well w/o much bounce. Simple top-loading design appreciated for quick gear changes. -Water bottle carriers a tad tight for anything but a 500ml soft flask.
Date published: 2020-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST pack for light fast day missions I'll never go back to a day pack again. This is way more stable. I can very quickly stash/deploy my z-poles in the 2 slots. The running vest style is so much more stable than a traditional pack. pockets up front are great for soft flasks and bear spray. Great that it holds and ice axe if needed too.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and secure I've been using the pack for running, mountain biking and hiking. Fits very securely. I'm glad I went with the distance 15 as the extra space is useful but the pack compresses perfectly even with just a water bladder inside.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic w/ One Huge Caveat Have run, climbed, and scrambled all over with this thing. First real experience with a running pack but the comfort is certainly next level vs a regular pack. Have loaded it as full as harness, shoes, and climbing rack + personals for a day in the alpine - that much weight pushes the limit on the comfort but still works. HUGE DRAWBACK: the elastic on the shoulder strap pockets doesn't have a cinch mechanism, so there is no way to keep things in securely. I've had everything from summit beers to iphone to water bottle to trash fall out, especially when bending over.
Date published: 2020-07-28
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