Black Diamond Distance 8 Pack
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!
|Dynex (Nylon 100d + PE 200d) body material with Dynex Ripstop yarns for tear resistance that is 10x stronger than steel per weight
||Quick Blitz-style main opening with slash pocket to tuck all excess skirt cording
|Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology for superior shoulder strap comfort and movement
||Dual side compression with reflective ticking
|Dual Piolet / ice tool carry with metal dogbone for secure pick attachment
||Dual Z-Pole Quiver Sleeves to securely carry trekking poles while running and scrambling
|Adjustable elastic cording side compression system for a more secure ride while running and scrambling
||BD.dry™ vapor barrier back panel lets sweat vapor escape while keeping pack contents dry
|Fully water resistant main compartment for high altitude / 4-season running and climbing
||Dual 4-way stretch zippered chest pockets with expandable volume and locking zipper pullers
|Dual soft flask pockets with BD branded HydraPak® 500ml SoftFlask™ (sold separately)
||100% BPA & PVC free
|Dual front stretch pockets with elastic closure
||Interior stretch mesh divider wall to hold alpine cordelette / water bladders
|Interior zippered security pocket for wallet and key storage|
|Activity||About Town, Backcountry Skiing, Mountain Trekking/Hiking|
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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.