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Mission 75 Pack

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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.


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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 standard 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.

  • reACTIV hipbelt 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

Tech Specs

Volume :  
[S/M] 73 L (4,454 cu in)
[M/L] 75 L (4,577 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :  
[S/M] 1.78 kg (3.9 lb)
[M/L] 1.80 kg (4 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 75 Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Carries the load like a beast! This pack is light, simple, yet packs well, and carries the load stable and comfortable. Its durable, even the zipper seems to hold up. It also carries empty fairly well, fully compressed and without the lid, so you can use it as your climbing pack too, in a pinch. Though I would probably opt for something smaller if possible. The padded base is also a great feature, and the crampon pocket has 100 other uses too. The one addition I would make is to add a pocket on one side of the belt to store small things.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Design engineering failure This backpack had smashing reviews and I had all the hope int he world for it. First off, it does function as a backpack, but that's where the useful features seem to end. Second, Black Diamond does produce TONS great gear, but maybe the backpack niche isn't for them unless a major redesign is happening. The BAD: 1. The buckles. They use a strange buckle design on the chest strap and backpack tie downs that feels smooth to the touch on the outside that makes it extremely difficult to discern where to push them. Buckles haven't changed in years and why they felt like they needed to is a mystery to me. 2. Water Bottle holder. There isn't any.... so where am I supposed to store my water? The crampon bag holder us useful (but unreachable during walking) as a water bottle holder, but puts the weight way back and amplifies the force because of the distance away from the body. The hydration pack pocket is good to store my tent ground cloth, but this pack puts incredible pressure on that pocket and has made a hydration pack rupture. Additionally the lines freeze in winter. 3.Hip belt pocket(s). There isn't any of these either. Standard on most bags and extremely useful. Laurel Design makes some you can buy and attach easily to combat this issue. 4.Ice Axe attachments. If you think you're going to go off trail and have an ice axe on your back, think again. The flimsy Velcro things that come on it will fail the second you brush a branch with the axe that sticks up above your pack. It then swings down and stabs you in the calf giving you a puncture wound and a ER visit. You can mitigate this by taking the Velcro things and putting them directly in the trash, then using the strap that hold the top of the back down to more securely attach it. 5. Removable brain that can be used as a day pack. So close on this one. You can remove the 'brain' of the pack and with a carabiner, create an awkward looking messenger bag. If they had put reverse buckles on either end, it would have been great! The GOOD 1. Side entry. Fantastic, east to get at your stuff. 2. Top 'brain' pockets. There are a few and they work very well 3. Side straps for skis. They hold skis well, although they block the side zip slightly. But overall, the carry feels well. I see the potential problem for skis and a water bottle holder (if ever redesigned) interacting, but clever placement slightly back would aid reaching a 'potential' holder and also help secure skis if they were attached. 4. Weight. This is fairly light and carries loads fairly well.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pack Pretty much everything you'd want in a solid pack. Super spacious with just the right amount of adjustment to make it sit really nicely on your back even while doing something active (I've ice climbed with this thing on and it never felt like it was throwing me off balance). Love the external crampon pocket. The dual synch is a great feature as well, and the side zip made it very easy to get at stuff deeper in the pack. The back panel is very comfortable and the loops on the hip belt are a nice functional addition.
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 'go to' weekend pack After the tension strap broke on my old Mission 75 and could not be repaired, I purchased the new version. The large fit is great for me (6'0 175 lb) and the pack can handle any weight that I put into it. The new crampon compartment is ideal because I can store wag bags in the pocket and still strap my crampons to the outside. The full-length zipper makes me nervous when I stuff my pack because it looks like it is about to burst and if I ever did use the zipper, I would have to unpack everything to get it shut again. Overall, I love the pack and have used it on many multi-day trips with success.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend for Denali and similar expeditions This pack is lightweight, svelte, and carries super heavy loads comfortably. I have a short frame (5'2") and the size small fit my back perfectly. The crampon carry on the outside is excellent for easy access water bottles when you have your crampons on. The side zipper allows easy access to the stuff you buried at the bottom - this is a game changer. Best pack for heavy slogs up Denali, Mt. Rainier, or similar.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Pack except. . . I love the crampon and tool carrying options for this pack. It's also very comfortable fully loaded. I would have rated it 5 stars but in the parking lot of the big trip that I bought it for, one of the plastic pieces used to cinch down the top collar closure broke leaving me with a sloppy top for the whole trip. Hopefully BD will be able to do something to replace it or repair it.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Perfect Features I have used this pack for 3 seasons of guiding in the Oregon Cascades. I pack out 6-8 days worth of food, climbing gear, ice axe, camping gear etc. This pack carries weight well, and is easy to pack. The side zipper is still going strong and useful when I need to grab something quickly from my pack.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, Burly. I've used this pack for a season of guiding in the cascades on Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, carrying up to 6 days worth of gear in it at a time. The pack is rugged and does what a simple top loading pack should. It's not necessarily a favorite among the guiding community because the suspension system leaves a lot to be desired for those carrying these loads all of the time, personally it hasn't bothered me too much. Being that it is essentially a big burly gear tube, overloading it tends to lead to the "tower of pain" effect and creates a hard to balance pack. My personal opinion is that for the average user this pack is a great option and will get you where you need to go. If you're guiding or carrying large loads frequently you will notice the discomfort of the pack over time. Aside from that I have no issues regarding durability of the pack and it has withstood plenty of abuse this season. I think if Black Diamond really wanted to step it up with this pack they would incorporate some sort of waterproof material in the pack like the Mountain Hardwear BMG has. This pack soaks up water, even if you're sitting on it on the snow, which adds significant weight to the pack over time. Maybe if the bottom was a woven dyneema material, which isn't much lighter, but is far more hydrophobic it would help this problem. That and the addition of some sort of more advanced/softer suspension would sell this pack to a far larger crowd.
Date published: 2019-07-13
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