So what fits? looking for a pack that can...
So what fits? looking for a pack that can store a shovel, some quick energy, a down layer, extra gloves and other miscellaneous junk. Should I go with the 22 or 30?
As long as the misc. junk isn't big stuff like a helmet or something you're probably good with the 22. Otherwise go with the 30 and just use the compression straps to reduce the volume as needed.
The 22 will fit most shovel blade sizes (excluding some of the larger ones), a probe, a down layer, gloves, and energy, not much else. If you are gonna pack in super large gloves into the pack, or really really value rear panel entry in a ski pack, go Kode 30. That is a big difference between the two packs--22 doesn't have rear panel entry while the Kode 30 does.
Think about it--skis on the pack, but you want to get something from inside (maybe swap out your gloves). You wouldn't have to take the skis off...