Here again, Black Diamond have thrown the perfect ingredients into the mixing bowl to pull a genuine ‘urban to crag’ pack out the proverbial oven.
To start with, the Street Creek 30 is designed along similar lines to the rest of the tried and tested Creek range – super durable ballistic nylon, a semi-cylindrical-shaped haul-bag-design body, and, what I really like, the flat bottom, which allows the bag to stand unaided, making it easy to pack and unpack.
But the Street Creek 30 is much more than just that. It is made for the urban climber. A pack that is as at home toting your laptop and other work paraphernalia around, as it is carrying your kit to the climbing gym, or your gear for a day at your local crag, or indeed a mixture of all of them.
Let’s look at some of the features:
The Creek has a 15-inch zip-sealed and lined laptop sleeve along the back of the pack, keeping your MacBook nicely protected between the thick back pad and the main body of the pack, and another smaller zip pocket alongside it for smaller things, like memory sticks, note book, etc. The main body is spacious enough for a day on the hill and has another zip pocket on the inside, for other utilities, like your keys, wallet, passport, snack bar, etc.
On the outside front of the pack you have a full-length zip on the side, which reveals even more storage space. This I found particularly handy for my field notes and camera when out in the hills. And the bottom section has a separate pocket for your phone and other knick-knacks. The front of the Creek also has flat, low profile mounted daisy chains on each side, handy for strapping or clipping on excess kit.
The pack comes fitted with broad, EVA padded shoulder straps, removable sternum strap, and hip belt and padded back pad for excellent comfort, whether commuting around town or walking up to your local crag.
The roll top closure seals the bag really well, and the strap and slip-through buckle over the top does the rest, keeping your bag well secured. There is also a broad handle on the side of the pack, so it can be toted around like a briefcase, and two haul loops at the top of the pack.
In short, the Street Creek 30 is a durable, well designed pack, which feels equally at home in the office, travelling, in the gym, or at the crag. A pack for all seasons!
Materials: 1260d Ballistic nylon
Weight: 955 g
Volume: 30 L