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With a lightweight, top-loading design, the streamlined Black Diamond Alias is an all-purpose backcountry pack for everything from hut tours to ski mountaineering.
The Alias features Black Diamond's ergoACTIV suspension system, which allows the pack to move with you. A pivot-mounted hipbelt allows you to pick your knees up high without restriction, and a steel cable that connects the two shoulder straps together so that you can raise your arm on one side and have the shoulder strap elongate to accomodate the motion, without shifting your load off-balance. Lock-out straps allow you to stop the motion of the hipbelt when you want it to sit in one spot.
In addition to the suspension, the Alias features an enclosed avy-tool organizer pocket, ice tool PickPocket and tuck-away rope strap keep all your alpine essentials sorted and handy.
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ABOUT BLACK DIAMOND
Black Diamond is all about climbing and skiing. The company traces its roots back to 1957, when pioneering rock climber Yvon Chouinard started making pitons on a backyard anvil. In 1989, Chouinard Equipment Ltd. became Black Diamond Equipment, and these days the company offers a vast array of equipment for all kinds of mountain activities.
Here at GearX.com, we sell more Black Diamond items than any other brand. From avalanche gear to Z-Poles, Black Diamond has the right tools for your adventure.