Anarchist in the USA
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked this pack up as a replacement\upgrade for my BD Outlaw which I've outgrown as my adventures got more elaborate.
The key feartures I need are: An A-frame carry wide enough for a 140mm splitboard\ski. Easy access to avy tools. Back access. And compression. This pack nails it.
At first I was apprehensive about the top loading being difficult to get at the gear low in the pack but this opens very wide and also can go through the back, which I love the new design using velcro and a single pull instead of having to use the zippers. The compression straps really make the pack versatile for those days when I'm only carrying basic tools, skins, compactor poles and a layer.
The waist belt is a life saver! Its going to be hard to go back to anything else after using this pack on a few longer boot packs and tours with heavy gear.
This pack will replace my Osprey Variant for splitboard approach ice climbs.