The Distance 8L Pack is engineered to withstand whatever you throw at it … from the trail runs that bleed into rocky scrambles, to alpine adventures that cover a wide spectrum of mountain terrain. This hybrid pack blends running vest technology with BD's intimate knowledge of alpine pack systems to carry the gear you need, while remaining featherweight and comfortable enough to move at a fast clip. The Distance’s fabric is literally 10-times stronger than steel per weight, while remaining so light it floats in water. The shoulder strap harness system utilizes BD's 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.
The Distance 8 has many features making it an ultra-versatile pack for moving light and fast in the mountains. The best way to tell if this adaptable pack will work for your adventures is to try it out. For that, you've come to the right place!
About Black Diamond
At Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. They share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push them to make the best gear possible for a worldwide family of climbers and skiers.
What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond is a company that's not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, their innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. It's also a product of the fact that each member of BD are climbers and skiers themselves.