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Magnum 16 - Pack

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Lightweight, streamlined and compressible, the Magnum 16 is built for technical scrambles and ultralight, long-distance day hikes. 


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The big brother to the Black Diamond Bbee pack, the Black Diamond Magnum is a lightweight daypack for peak bagging, light-and-fast hikes and quick jaunts into the backcountry. Stretch-mesh side pockets and front compression webbing supplement the interior storage, and the bike light slot and trekking pole loop or ice axe loop make it equally suited for the commute and the mountains.

  • Contoured shoulder straps and OpenAir™ backpanel
  • Zippered panel opening and internal stash pocket
  • Easy-to-remove 20 mm webbing hipbelt
  • Trekking pole/ice axe loop and bike light slot
  • Stretch-mesh side pockets, front web compression and storage
  • Hydration compatible 

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Volume :   16 L (976 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   490 g (1 lb 1 oz)
Materials :   210d nylon ripstop, 400d nylon twill
Magnum 16 - Pack is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Would be great except for a major design flaw I like a lot of things about this pack--size, outer pocket, weight to capacity ratio, straps are comfy. But because it does not have a rigid back sheet, the way the shoulder straps are sewn on--attached at the very bottom of the pack--creates a weird fold right at the small of my back that rubs and drives me nuts. The shoulder strap should have been attached ABOVE the waist belt. As is, it pulls the base upwards and out of shape. I will be returning it because of this flaw. Fix the straps and I'd buy it again!
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack!-work around for the side pockets My family has the Magnum 20 and Magnum 16. We love the pack, but the one problem that packs have is that round 1 Liter Nalgene bottles fall out of the side pockets when I bend down to pick up something up or to scramble up rocks. I've discovered a work around. Nalgene 32 Oz Oasis fits in the pockets securely and don't fall out.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems Pretty Solid I really like this bag. It is made of some pretty light materials. It was nice to have when we were checking some rocks out the other day. Hopefully the bag holds up, it's super nice.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mulit-pitch pack Used the bebe in the past, always wanted something bigger for multi pitch days. This is hands down the most perfect multi-pitch pack. If I wear my harness, helmet and approach shoes, I can fit my rack, climbing shoes, water, snacks, med kit, etc all in this pack.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good size-fits the necessities and a little more I take this backpack skiing and hiking it fits a good amount of stuff. It also fits really well (I am an average sized woman) and doesn’t move too much while doing said activities. Very durable and waterproof!
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modular, lightweight, sleek and efficient day pack I’ve had this bag for months now and it has held up extremely well. I’ve hauled this bad boy through multiple rainstorms and even a blizzard and not a drop of water has seeped through. Although it is very good at shedding moisture much like the Patagonia black hole bags I would definitely not recommend it for any fishing/ water sport activities as it is not at all meant for that. I can easily stuff the main compartment with a hammock, blanket, parables, book, essentials kit, first aid kit, and a knife and still have room for a shell or squished down sleeping bag, while I put things like my phone a Swiss Army knife and wallet in the smaller pocket. I love the daisy chains on the back as they allow for the attachment of straps and carabiners so you can put an extra shell or anything you’d like to clip to the outside of the pack, although I did cut off the bungee cord as it is kind of an annoyance in my opinion if you already have straps on the ouside of the bag. My only gripe is that the water bottle straps suck at carrying a water bottle your much better off putting some gloves or maybe a hat or scarf in the pockets than actually using them for what they’re made for, unless you have a strap to clip the bottle to. Overall this is the best pack I’ve owned as it balances out functionality, style, customizablity and weight into one small package.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable and functional and lightweight Well, I have a much earlier version (from about 2010) but it looks like it hasn't changed much and I'm going to buy a new one since I literally wore mine out after 8 years of pretty hard use. I got my money's worth. It fits the body very well and you can stuff a lot of stuff into it...16 liters is enough for a very long day on the trail, or a long weekend vacation. The chest strap is a nice feature..even when packed full of 15 pounds of stuff (yes, I've managed that somehow) you don't really feel it when going up a steep trail. The elastic grid on the back allows for a rolled up pad to be attached to the fact I've gone overnight with this pack in warm weather before. The grid is also nice for something like a sweater or whatever else and really extends the usefulness of the pack. Only real problem is those outside side pockets aren't very useful since water bottles won't secure and slide out...really only good for something like gloves, hats, a wind shell, socks..stuff like that, that you can ball up and shove well inside. They really should figure out a way to make those more secure for cylindrical bottles, but whatever... It is very useful and the best $40 I ever spent probably (I see it is up to $65 now but 8 years inflation makes that about right.)
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Pack. BUT. I will start off by saying that this pack served me well for an entire season (4 months) of technical and non technical scrambles and hiking in Glacier National Park. However, I really wish this pack had a trekking pole / ice took attachment like the description states. I had to attach some loops of cording myself, but I suppose I'm glad the pack design is versatile enough to accommodate modification. Anyway, I love and will probably keep this pack.
Date published: 2018-10-12
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