Pretty good choice
I debated a bunch of packs before grabbing this one. I was sold on the weight and the helmet "pouch." It doesn't feature a lot of room, so to have an extern helmet pouch that keeps the helmet in place (no flopping around) outside of the main compartment was awesome. Not in love with the a-frame carry though. I had a hard time keeping my skis tight and the edges rubbed one of the shoulder straps a bit. Mostly user error, but not entirely. It isn't quite as large as I'd like. Would have loved another 500 cu in.