Black Diamond RPM 26 rucksack (2008)

This ultralight rucksack is 624g, which is a good weight; it is more like 30 litres than the stated 26 litres; zipped lid pocket; padded shoulder straps; stiff back for extra comfort; mesh bottle pockets; bungee accessory cord on front. But it’s a pity the true capacity is not given; zipped main closure may not be as durable as conventional lid; no padding on waistbelt; no extra pockets.
A superb lightweight sack for light hiking and climbing rather than purely mountain marathons.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2008