Black Diamond Distance 15 Backpack

Blurring the line between Running Vest and Alpine Pack. Perfect for moving fast through varying mountain terrain. Show more >
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Black Diamond Distance 15 Backpack

The Distance 15 Backpack blurs the line between Running Vest and Alpine Pack. The suspension system comes from running vest technology that moves with you as you run while carrying your alpine gear with the features of an ultralightweight alpine pack.

Built using UHMWP 10x Ripstop Yarns—the same material used in lightweight climbing equipment. The shoulder strap harness system utilizes Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology—meaning the shoulder strap edge binding is fully edge taped instead of sewn, which allows for superior comfort, movement, and weight reduction. There are two flask pockets and a Deploy pocket to stash the BD Deploy Wind Shell upfront. The pack portion of the Distance includes a quick Blitz-style main opening with a stash pocket to tuck away essentials, with a mesh divider for a bladder or other essentials. On the pack’s exterior, the Distance 15 includes dual piolet/ice axe holsters, and double Z-Pole quiver sleeves to stash your trekking poles. Dual front stretch pockets are an extra place to stash food or gear.

Tech specs

MATERIALSUHMWPE 100d Nylon 4mm Ripstop


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

Distance 15 Backpack

Ripstop Construction

Ripstop fabrics are made by weaving a nylon thread in interlocking, square patterns through a base material. (You can spot its distinguishable appearance in fabrics with a raised box or diamond pattern.) As a result, rips and tears, unable to bypass this nylon barrier, are confined to one very small area and will not spread throughout the fabric.

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