Anarchist Avalung Backpack - 12/13

Product category: Backpacks
Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Season: 2012/13
Price (SRP) from: 239€
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Testers Statement
The Anarchist Black Diamond is a great backpack to explore the backcountry with the splitboard, the extra security due to the avalung is an excellent feature.

Splitboard Test Results  Testinfo

First of all, thank you to Black Diamond, for making the test possible.

We tested the backpack on splitboard tours and at easy ice climbing.

Details: With the Black Diamond Anarchist Avalung it doesn`t matter whether you are on a day trip or several days on tour.

With it`s 45 liters the Anarchist is big enough to take along a sleeping bag, cooking materials or a sleeping pad when needed. Also due to the compression strap this backpack is properly reducible when carrying less baggage (one day backcountry adventures). So it is really compact and fits well to your body.

The emergency pocket at the front is ideal to accommodate shovel, first aid pack, bivy bag, etc. The material is well stored and can be used quickly in case of emergency.

The ergoACTIVE suspension system is incredibly comfortable, it adapts perfectly to your movements, whether in climbing or on the descent. You can hardly feel that you have a backpack with you.

The splitboard can be easily fixed to the ski racks / splitboard holders.

To fix a snowboard on the back of the Anarchist another strab is required, which is not included. However, it can be attached diagonally to the backpack.

The back-access of this pack makes it easy to take out required material (eg. crampons, camera) quickly. It's integrated pocket for the water bag is well designed. So if you open the back-access, you still reach everything in your bag perfectly, even if you carry two liters of water.

The integrated Avalung System can prolong the survival time under the snow surface considerably and thus increase the chance of survival in an avalanche.

Conclusion: The Anarchist Black Diamond is a great backpack to explore the backcountry with the splitboard, the extra security due to the avalung is an excellent feature.

Features:

  •     ErgoACTIVE carrying system with Swingarm shoulder straps.
  •     Top loading access and large zipper access to the back.
  •     Vertical or diagonal mounting space for skis and snowboards.
  •     Fixed top pocket with goggle pocket (with fleece lining), stowable helmet holder and rope belt.
  •     Exterior pocket for organizing avalanche equipment and pickpockets for ice tools.
  •     Insulated hydration

Black Diamond has revamped its biggest ski/snowboard touring backpack. This versatile top loader is ideal for single or multi-day touring, for guides or forces in the mountains. With enough storage for material and the special avalanche-equipment-pocket, the Black Diamond Anarchist can be handled very quickly in case of emergeny. The new ergoACTIV-carrying system adapts to your movements and gives you comfort while climbing and during the downhill. Should the worst case happen and you are be burried by an avalanche, the integrated Avalung increases your possibility to survive because you'll be supplied with oxygen from the Avalung system. Thus your partners have more time to get you out.
Nevertheless, rather go with caution!

  • ErgoActiv-carrying system with SwingArm shoulder straps.
  • Top loading access and large zipper access to the back.
  • Vertical or diagonal mounting space for skis and snowboards.
  • Fixed top pocket with goggle pocket with fleece lining, stowable helmet holder and rope belt.
  • Exterior pocket for organizing avalanche equipment and pockets for ice tools.
  • Insulation for your hydration system.

 

  • Volume : [S/M] 43 L ( 2,624 cu in); [M/L] 45 L (2,746 cu in)
  • Total Weight: 1.98 kg (4 lb 5 oz)
  • Materias: 800d Ballistic, 420d Velocity nylon
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