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Gear Review

1 5

Not for use in the backcountry.

I bought this for my girlfriend for sidecountry and short backcountry excursions.

The shovel pocket is a complete joke. It would not hold my girlfriend's backcountry access shovel (can't remember the model) nor my BD transfer 7. The diameter of "quick draw ice axe sleeve" was too small to hold the shovel handle. Also, there's no internal compartments for avy tools (e.g. a probe). So basically, if you want to carry a reasonably-sized shovel and deploy it rapidly in an emergency situation, don't buy this pack.

Also, I didn't weigh it but I have a hard time believing this thing is less than 3 lbs. It's extremely heavy for such a small pack.

This will be returned.