Mission 75


Mission 75
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Mission 75
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By JanVanGenk
Page Type Jun 24, 2011 / Jun 24, 2011
Object ID 7668
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Product Description

Citing the Black Diamond: "An expedition-sized gear hauler built for long approaches and multi-day snow routes like Denali's West Buttress".

With the average weight of 1760 g (size M), this is one of the lightest expedition backpacks, yet capable of handling heavy loads.

The backpack comes in 3 sizes: S (volume 73 L, weight 1740 g), M (volume 75 L, weight 1760 g) and L (volume 77 L, weight 1780 g).


reACTIV XP™ suspension with fixed shoulder straps
Thermoformed, vented backpanel
IceLink™ axe attachment
Welded crampon pouch
Tuck-away rope strap
3-point haul system
Hydration compatible
Removable framesheet, top lid and hipbelt


Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2011



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JanVanGenk - Feb 21, 2012 7:12 am - Voted 1/5

Don't buy this bag!
The concept is great, the fit excellent, but the backpack is just not durable (2011 version)! Shoulder straps detach, hip belt friction eats through the fabric on the back side...that all based on less than 3 weeks of daily usage. I would give this bag 5 stars if only there were no durability issues. But it is essential for an expedition pack to be durable! I contacted Black Diamond about these issues, but got no response at all.

Update April 3, 2014:

Black Diamond has released an updated/improved version of the Mission backpack in 2014. A quick look at the photos suggests that at least some of the weak points have been addressed (e.g. hipbelt looks more durable).

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