Update: Quantum Love Affair Continues


Just made a few quick edits to my Black Diamond Quantum review. I've now had the pleasure of using both 45 and 55-liter versions of the Quantum. I like the extra volume of the 55, because it makes it easier to sneak your ski boots into the pack for those oh-so-brutal dry Eastern Sierra approaches. So, no surprises here: I continue to love the Quantum. Of all the packs I've tried .

— April 22, 2008

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Randy April 28, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for the update on the Quantum. I just bought the 55 from

Randy May 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Bummer! I did buy the Quantum 55 on Tuesday, but Backcountry just informed me today that they do not have it in stock? Anyone selling a used Quantum? Doubt it.


Randy May 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

FYI: But...I must say that does have killer customer service. They handled the whole mishap very well and even gave me a 15% discount on my next purchase.

Spencer September 15, 2010 at 10:06 am

I've read elsewhere that the material they use for this pack is prone to tear or puncture. Have you experienced any problems with it?

Andy September 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Spencer, there are some holes in my pack where my ski edges rub it, but I use the heck out of it. I wouldn't say it is any less durable than any other pack I've used, and I might say it's a lot more durable. Hope that helps!

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