Combining an alpine-style feature set with a spacious 55-liter capacity for long, technical alpine climbing missions, the Black Diamond Speed 55 also features a strippable lid, framesheet and hipbelt for optimizing the pack to your climbing needs. The pack's reACTIV suspension system allows for a dynamic, comfortable carry on long mountain approaches, and the ice-tool PickPockets, tuck-away rope strap and ladder-lock crampon straps secure your climbing gear.
Why Active suspension?
Black Diamond packs built with our award-winning active suspension systems-ergoACTIV, ergoACTIV XP, reACTIV and reACTIV XP-are unparalleled in comfort, efficiency and load transfer. Because the shoulder straps and hipbelt move with you, friction and hot spots are eliminated. The pack's load stays perfectly balanced at all times-without adjustment-and allows your body to move naturally in any direction. This results in a more efficient, comfortable, longer stride-meaning you can cover more ground, more quickly.
Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our 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, our 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 of us are climbers and skiers ourselves.
We're a company of users. It's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S., at Black Diamond Europe and at Black Diamond Asia whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.