I have the little brother to this and love both of these packs. I also have the Kode 30 and chose this pack over the Kode for several reasons. This pack holds everything the Kode did only better. The shovel (BD deploy 7), probe (BD 265), saw (BD), kit, skins all fit nicely in the first pocket and the goggle pocket is pretty big. The main difference that I appreciated was the BCA was more streamlined. The zippers were beefier and there were not as many straps to flap around in the wind. The kode is almost over engineered in my humble opinion. I like simple, effective products. The insulated bladder tube sleeve is the best in the biz too. I had a little freezing at the rotating mouthpiece (it was also 0 degrees and I had not used the bladder for more then an hour) but after less than a minute of crunching on the ice and blowing back into the tube, it worked fine and did so for the rest of the day. Looking forward to using the pack on all my BC adventures. I have even used this on chairlifts and the slim profile did just fine. Great pack!
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