Black Diamond Creek 50L Haul Bag

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Black Diamond Creek 50L Haul Bag and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.9 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 72

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Versatile for many uses.
  • Has room for a lot of gear inside and outside gear loops for more.
  • Comfortable to carry.
  • Lots of useful pockets.
  • Very durable for hard use at the crag.
  • Carries well, even for smaller people.

Expert Reviews

  • Durable enough for hauling up big walls and for everyday use.
  • Good organizer pockets.
  • Easy to use.
  • Well-thought out design features like a key clip.
  • Comfortable to carry.
  • Weight can be shed by removing the hip belt.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The plastic clips for the rain cover break easily.
  • Does not have ice tool attachments.
  • Does not have compression straps.
  • Does not have a place to carry a bladder.
  • No easy access to the pack while wearing it.

Expert Reviews

  • Doesn’t have side straps for rope.
  • The inside of the pack is black, making it difficult to see what’s inside sometimes.
  • The side zipper cannot be secured, so with an overloaded pack the zipper can slowly creep open.


The Black Diamond Creek 50L Haul Bag is big enough for all of your gear at the crag, and sturdy enough for years of hard use on and off the wall. With a smart and durable design, the Creek 50L holds just about everything you may need, with useful organizer pockets for easy access to smaller things. Despite the technical design, the pack also carries weight well, for comfortable approaches. While there are some small features that users miss, the overall consensus is that this is one of the best haul bags you can get, and one that will hold up for years to come.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.