When moving fast through varying mountain terrain, the Distance 15 Pack has your back. Built to incorporate the best technology of both running vests and alpine packs, the Distance 15 includes vest-inspired suspension for running, and our time-tested alpine pack design for carrying a variety of tools for mountain adventures.
Engineered to redefine your line by giving you the ability to blend mountain terrain and activities, the Distance 15 is a hybrid pack that transcends barriers. By combining running-vest technology with our award-winning pack design, the Distance 15 moves with you while you run yet carries alpine gear with purpose-built features, so you have the gear you need when the trail ends, and the climbing begins. Built from our UHMWP 10x Ripstop Yarns—the same burly material we use in our climbing dogbones and Ultralight Camalots—the Distance fabric is literally 10-times stronger than steel per weight, while remaining so light it floats in water. The shoulder strap harness system utilizes our Stitch-less Edge Taping Technology—meaning the shoulder strap edge binding is fully edge taped instead of sewn, more like today’s innovative sportswear then a traditional running backpack—which allows for superior comfort, movement, and weight reduction. Also, the harness system is constructed with an adjustable, elastic-cording side compression system, which gives you a more secure ride while running, scrambling and climbing. This vest-like system also includes dual flask pockets that fit two BD HydraPak® SoftFlask™ (sold separately) and a Deploy pocket to stash the BD Deploy Wind Shell gusty ridge traverses and emergencies. The pack portion of the Distance includes a quick Blitz-style main opening with a stash pocket to tuck away essentials, while a mesh divider wall can store cordelette or a water bladder that can integrate with the pack’s hose routing. On the pack’s exterior, the Distance 15 includes dual piolet/ice axe holsters, and dual Z-Pole quiver sleeves to stash your trekking poles when the terrain changes. Dual front stretch pockets are an extra place to stash nutrition or gear, making the Distance 15 an ultra-versatile pack for moving light and fast in the mountains.
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
BLACK DIAMOND PRESENTS: RHYTHM
Volume : 15 L (915 cu in)
Average Stock Weight : 394 g (13.89oz)
Materials : UHMWPE 100d Nylon 4mm Ripstop
Built for climbers and mountain adventurers, BD.dry™ is our waterproof/breathable/windproof solution engineered in this application to enable sweat vapor to escape while keeping pack contents dry.