The Bolt 24 Pack is a 24L daypack ready for use in your everyday life. This midsize crossover backpack is a comfortable companion for hiking, biking, climbing, or whatever and wherever your day takes you. With Black Diamond’s reACTIV suspension system and well ventilated body contact areas, this bag is built around comfort and convenience.
This is a day bag that won’t disappoint. The reACTIVE suspension system creates a dynamic fit that allows you to move freely while maintaining a super tight fit. Another great addition is the OpenAir system which offers excellent ventilation just about everywhere the bag makes contact with your body. The one spot this ventilation does is not offered is the lower back; this is understandable as it’s potentially the area of highest friction so it requires a more durable fabric. But by the same logic, it might be nice to see a more breathable fabric in this location.
The bucket pockets I have mixed feelings about; while they do provide convenient access and lower the bags weight and price (zippers mean more materials), they also can’t be closed. This simply means that things could either fall out, or get in your bag uninvited. The bucket pocket closest to the back does have a zipper to the inside of the bag, but it’s sort of in an awkward spot and seems sort of pointless. On the other hand, I like the front bucket pocket as it has openings at the bottom. This is a great spot to put something like a wet towel or clothes as it allows the water to drip out of the bag instead of pooling and making other things wet.
My one complaint is that the bag lacks compression straps at the bottom. Gravity seems to love stuffing all of your bag contents to the bottom of the bag, leaving all the weight and bulk confined to one area. I find the addition of a lower compression strap can keep the load more evenly distributed, especially when the bag is only half full.
Sizes: S/M, M/L
Volume: 22L, 24L
Weight: 920g / 2lb, 940g / 2lb 1oz
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