Whether you thrive on rock, ice, or prefer to mix it up, the Black Diamond Epic 45 Backpack has got you covered. Built with an ErgoActiv Suspension hip belt that pivots around a central point to comfortably move with your hips and floating SwingArm shoulder straps that are connected via an internal cable to shift with your shoulders without unbalancing your load, the Epic carries all your gear without feeling bulky or uncomfortable, letting you conquer as much vert as your muscles can handle. It's got a sleek design, but doesn't sacrifice the features you'd expect in a pack designed for serious climbers. You can tuck your ice tools into the specially designed PickPockets, lock your crampons down in the removable straps, or take the Epic off and pull it up behind you using the three point haul system if you'd rather have it off your back. The padded hip belt is removable, but you can't get rid of the hydration compatible design that will help your insides stay lubed up during a long day, nor can you ditch that I can't believe everyone doesn't do this! feeling that you're bound to get topping out a desert tower or finishing off a heavy duty ice climb.