The Ergon BC2 is a pretty amazing pack, the Profax PP frame and the Flink ball joint work in a fantastic synergistic manner, to make the pack’s weight and all of its contents disappear, and keep the pack isolated so that it doesn’t unduly move around, even on the roughest and ugliest terrain. It’s durable (though the plastic scratches easily), is made with tough heavy duty nylon and strong zippers, has a plethora of pockets and useful compartments, and includes a rain cover. The BC2 is an excellent multi-sport pack, and can be used for backcountry skiing, biking, day hikes and rock climbing, and its capacity of 16L+4L makes it ideal.
It does lack some proper organization layout for pockets and pouches, and the hydration reservoir is optional, and it’s pricey, but most of the other issues are minor in an otherwise great pack.
The Ergon BC2 is a well made pack, using great materials, with many innovations, and is loaded with features and functionality, and is another excellent German ergonomically engineered product from the Ergon team.
- Brilliant frame and Flink ball joint system
- Tough pack
- Vast main compartment: easy to fill/extract with large zippered opening
- Pack doesn’t flop around
- Carries weight well: disappears
- Lack of a hydration reservoir
- A contortion getting the arms out of the shoulder harness
- Hip belt and side pocket catch on things
- Hip belt to frame snaps can come undone
- Lack of organizational pockets in main and front compartments
Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Ergon BC Specs
- Optional hydration reservoir – BH200 (2L) or BH300 (3L)
- Size - Regular or Large
- Material - 600 D Nylon
- Capacity - 975 + 245 cu. inches (Expando function)
- Max. load recommended up to 13 lbs