The pack hasn't changed much besides the color for the Seth Plaid Orange. Main change is the ski mount. Now it is more offset, left to right for diagonal ski position. Last years pack was vertical. This allows your tails to not bang the back of your legs. Great pack for side country and light backcountry day skiing. Small external pocket with car key hook to help keep them secure. Hydration compatible. Sleeves inside for probe and shovel handle organization. Also a full length pocket that ski loop on bottom tucks into. There is a small buckle for the ski loop that allows you to adjust to you ski tail width. I recommend using the Black Diamond Deploy or Transfer shovels, they fit best in the pack upside down. Fits the essentials plain and simple.