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Blue Ice Dragonfly 18L Pack (v.2)

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A durable, lightweight, sublimely functional, fuss and gimmick-free, versatile, top-loading climbing pack. An absolute gem. Scramble's top pick in the ~20 Litre Pack category.

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Capacity : 18L (+ expandable via pack liner - see review)

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£ 36.00


RRP: £ 50.00

Data sheet

Brand / Manufacturer Blue Ice
Equipment Category Carry (Packs, Bags, Pouches)
Sub-Type Activity - Dynamic
Materials 420D rip-stop CORDURA® PU coating and DWR finish / 100D high-tenacity rip-stop Nylon
Properties Packable
Dimensions FILLED: 50 cm (H) x 25 cm (W) x 20 cm (D); EMPTY + PACKED: 20 cm (H) x 18 cm (W) x 6 cm (D)
Package Weight (approx.) 450 g / 15.87 oz
Item Weight 360 g / 12.70 oz

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The Blue Ice Dragonfly 18L Pack (v.2): A Minimalist Masterpiece (Slightly Improved)

"Blue Ice, in excluding anything non-essential, have created a minimalist masterpiece: A durable, lightweight, sublimely functional, fuss and gimmick-free, highly versatile, top-loading climbing pack. One which packs away to something the size of a paperback, and can double as an easy access side pouch (for larger packs). An absolute gem indeed, and Scramble's top pick in the ~20 Litre Pack category."

Version #1 vs. Version #2 :  "a minor improvement on what was already an outstanding pack". 

- Scramble Kit UK

For more images and Scramble's full review click here.

NOTE:  On sale here is the pre-2019 version, a pack that remains Scramble's top pick. After this version of the Dragonfly, Blue Ice removed the 420D reinforcements that made this pack so reliably tough compared to most small climbing packs. You can read about what Scramble thought of Blue Ice's decision here.

Blue Ice's Description:

The Dragonfly is designed for minimalist climbers looking to carry just the essentials. With highly breathable shoulder straps and a featherweight of merely 360 grams, you will barely notice you’re carrying it. When you don’t need the pack, fold it into its own pocket and store it away during travel or inside a larger pack on the approach hike. For the most minimalist climbers, the foam back pad, hip belt and sternum strap can all be removed to further decrease bulk and weight. The generous zippered pocket allows you to safely store small items. The versatile daisy chain system can be used to carry a pair of collapsible ski poles or other large gear. The streamlined rope carrying system stabilizes your rope and can be tucked away in the hydration slit. Like all of our backpacks, the Dragonfly features a minimalist design and is built to last.

Ideal Uses

Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Scrambling, Hiking & Trekking

Technical Specification

  • Removable foam back panel
  • Removable hip belt and sternum strap
  • Highly breathable shoulder straps
  • Rope carrying system
  • Carrying system for collapsible ski poles
  • Ice Axe loops and attachment points
  • Hydration bladder-compatible
  • Stuffs into its own pocket
  • One zipped pocket for safely storing smaller items
  • 420D rip-stop CORDURA® with a PU coating and DWR finish and 100D high-tenacity rip-stop Nylon
  • Back: AeroLight
  • Volume 18L
  • Weight 360 g
  • Designed in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  • Made in Vietnam

A Brief but Useful Overview

Pictured below is the Dragonfly Mk.I (little has changed, but there are slight yet substantive improvements)

The Blue Ice Dragonfly - Front and Back