This is a significantly re-designed pack from the older version, and for $160, it is a good choice for those looking for an affordable, and versatile pack.
The current Editors' Choice is the CiloGear 30L WorkSack and our current highest rated Black Diamond mountaineering pack is the Black Diamond Speed 30. See the full Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing Backpack Review for reviews of all the alpine packs we've tested.
The Black Diamond Speed 40 has been redesigned and is now available in new colors. Keep reading to find out more!