Seems like a great pack, but is there any...
Seems like a great pack, but is there any dedicated place to put the helmet and the avy showel?
No dedicated spot for the avy gear. But there is plenty of room inside for the shovel and probe....snow saw. You can fit the helmet under the top latch.
There is several options for avy gear.
The front pocket can hold shovel blade
Internal pocket can hold saw, probe and handle.
Helmet can fit easily under the lid.
The problem with placing avy gear inside was that it was difficult to get out when its packed.
I love this pack but its not ideal for a strictly skiing backcountry trip.
Take a look at the BD anarchist, BD revelation, osprey kode 38, mammut powder guide