some design flaws
I liked this pack for its clean lines and simplicity. It fits well and has a narrow profile that doesn't interfere with poling. I like how the hipbelt fastens, and the pack carries the load well. What I can't believe is that the designated avalanche compartment isn't big enough to fit my collapsed shovel or even my Black Diamond probe! I have to carry my avalanche gear in the main compartment and other gear in the avalanche compartment. This is a drag when I want to store my wet skins away from my dry clothing. I have a small/medium so perhaps the medium/large has a bigger compartment for avalanche gear. Also the hip belt pockets are so small they are hard to use for anything but chapstick. I really was excited to see someone had made a simple pack for skis only, but I'm quite disappointed.