The Speed 30 Backpack is a staple in the Black Diamond lineup and has been used in the alpine in remote mountain ranges in interior BC and the Andes. BD designed the Speed for fast and light ascents by giving it a basic top loading design and strippable components to make the pack that much more versatile in the high mountains. In order to make the pack bit more comfortable than previous iterations, the Speed 30 now sports newly redesigned shoulder straps and a backpanel, and it's also equipped with Black Diamond's Active suspension, which allows your upper body to rotate naturally whether you're roped up on the final push to the summit or hiking across soggy alpine meadows. The lid, hipbelt, and framesheet can all be removed from the pack, while the drawcord skirt closure prevents snow and light rains from entering the main compartment when the top lid is removed. The pack also features PickPockets for your ice axes and snag free crampon straps to keep your talons ready for the snow and ice you'll eventually encounter in the alpine.