Distance 8 Backpack
Engineered to redesign the way you pack light, the Black Diamond Distance 8 Backpack is the perfect packing companion from trail to scramble, from alpine pursuits to multi-pitch all-dayers.
Blending running vest technology with Black Diamond's vast knowledge of alpine pack systems the Distance Backpack carries everything you need, whilst retaining its ultra-lightweight and comfortable shape.
Built from Black Diamond's UHMWP 10x Ripstop Yarns, the same material they use on their burly dogbones and ultra-light camalots, the Distance Backpack's fabric is 10-times stronger than steel per weight, whilst being so light it floats on water.
Boasting a shoulder strap harness system that features BD's Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology, where the shoulder strap edge binding is fully edge taped instead of sewn, more like today’s innovative sportswear than a traditional running backpack—the Distance allows for weight reduction, movement, and superior comfort.
Alongside this, the harness system is constructed with an adjustable, elastic-cording side compression system, which gives you a more secure ride when you're out and about. This vest-like system includes dual flask pockets that fit two BD HydraPak® SoftFlask™ (sold separately), a Deploy pocket to stash the BD Deploy Wind Shell, and a quick Blitz-style main opening with a stash pocket to tuck away essentials.
On the outside, the Black Diamond Distance 8 offers dual piolet/ice axe holsters, and dual Z-Pole quiver sleeves to stash your trekking poles when the terrain changes, whilst dual front stretch pockets are an extra place to stash nutrition or gear.
Dynex (Nylon 100d + PE 200d) body material with Dynex Ripstop yarns for bomber 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, movement and weight reduction
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) made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU & RF welded seams for superior durability and elasticity
100% BPA & PVC free
Dual front stretch pockets with elastic closure for nutrition storage
Deploy pocket for the new Deploy Wind Shell
Interior stretch mesh divider wall to hold alpine cordelette / water bladders
Interior zippered security pocket for wallet and key storage