Should have bought this one the first time
My search for the perfect ski backpack has finally come to an end. After going through an Osprey Kode 22 (not big enough), BD Bandit Avalung (definitely not big enough), and a BD Covert Avalung (couldn't even fit a deploy 3 shovel) I settled on the Kode 30. I am 5'9" 180lbs and the M fits great. Has room for all my avy gear and extra layers. Back zipper access is great, helmet carry is handy when skinning, and insulated hydration sleeve keeps my drink from freezing. Aframe carry is plenty large enough for my fat skis (122 underfoot). Make it easy on yourself and buy this bag!