Today we’re going to be looking at and reviewing the Black Diamond Nitro 26 Backpack (ad), which is a new release bag for the spring in 2015.

Description:

The Black Diamond Nitro 26 Backpack (ad) is designed for hiking (or backpacking) comes in three colors, deep torch (red), moroccan blue (blue), and black, and two sizes. Its ReActiv suspension system includes shoulder straps and a waist belt that move with you on the trail. The pockets stretch to hold your gear tight and give lots of room. The bag holds up to 26 liters. Black Diamond also equipped the Nitro with an external access hydration sleeve for your own reservoir, attachment loops for trekking poles or ice axes, and multiple pockets at the front, sides, and waist belt for electronics, valuables, layers, and snacks for the trail. The bag weighs in at just over 2 pounds.

Specs:

  • Claimed Weight: [S/M] 2 lb 1 oz, [M/L] 2 lb 2 oz
  • Waist Belt: yes, OpenAir
  • Volume: [S/M] 1464 cu in, [M/L] 1578 cu in
  • Material: 210D ripstop nylon, 210D dobby nylon
  • Pockets: 1 front stretch, 2 side stretch, 1 hip-belt, 1 rain cover, 1 organizer

Pros:

Light, has nice features like the hydration pack pocket, attachment loops, and lots of tight pockets to hold your gear tight. I thought this bag is quite comfortable to wear. Black Diamond is a trusted brand with lots of highly rated bags, so this newest one should be of equal quality to those older bags.

Cons:

26 liters seems to be a bit small for a backpacking bag and a bit much for a hiking bag, but this would be a good bag for a one night trip.

Overall:

The Black Diamond Nitro 26 Backpack (ad) seems to be a top backpacking or hiking bag that I would recommend for hikers that want to hold their gear tight in their bags and only need 26 liters of space.

Black Diamond Nitro 26 Backpack

Black Diamond Nitro 26 Backpack
8.7

Comfort

9/10

Design

9/10

Durability

9/10

Pros

  • Lots of features
  • Comfortable
  • Trusted brand in Black Diamond

Cons

  • A bit small for anything other than a day trip