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Essential gear for backcountry skiing.

Prepare yourself for unstable backcountry ski conditions with the Black Diamond Bandit AvaLung Package. This package deal contains the Bandit Avalung Pack, the Deploy 3 Shovel, and the Super Tour 265 Probe. The Bandit provides you with streamlined storage for your avy gear, along with a hydration sleeve and enough space for an extra jacket or gloves. The AvaLung breathing device gives buried skiers and riders some extra time, and the Deploy Shovel and Super Tour probe help you excavate your friends before it’s too late. This package’s streamlined design makes it ideal for out-of-gate resort skiing and cat or heli trips.
  • These packs have been inspected and are not included in the 2010 Black Diamond AvaLung Pack Recall

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4 5

Great Pack

This is an awesome set up. Having a light pack like this is great when you want to head to the side country. The avalung is a great system and i would never head out of bounds without it. The only down side is that the pack is super small and you cant fit that much into it.

3 5

Good buy for the $$

Yes it is a bit small. But light day trippin' is fine. You have to provide the water pouch/camelback addition which is a good idea to save room/crap hanging off the outside. Strapping your skiis to the pack and off the pack can be a bit tedious and pow skis do not/BARELY fit in the bottom loop (you have to binding rig it). I have never been comfortable with skiis on the back with this for extended periods...but again, day trippin'. The shovel and it's pocket kick ass as a spine protector as well, just have the water pouch, extra beanie or base layer inside the pack...avoid hard bulky objects they hurt the kidneys.

Some of the packs featured in the product...

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Some of the packs featured in the product photos do not have Avalung on the straps. Are these photos in error?

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They make the pack in a NON-Avalung option as well so it's most likely just a promotional photo from that version of the product, for illustrative purposes only as to appearance....

4 5

For the Light & Fast and Beginners Alike

Great package for those starting out venturing past the boundary ropes or looking for the perfect package when speed and weight count. The probe is damn near idiot-proof and the deploy-3, while on the small side is well designed and durable. The pack is small (skins,granola bar, midlayer) but holds its own with skis loaded on for a hike.
I've since upgraded to the Covert, but still keep the bandit close by for quick trips.

4 5

Awesome pack for side country

Great pack very with low profile so you barely notice you have it one. The bandit is best suited for side country or short backcountry trips because it does not have much space for more than the essentials (probe, shovel, nalgene or bladder, extra layer, and extra goggles. Look into one of the larger packs like the agent or covert if you need more room.

seems to me there is ambiguity with the...

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seems to me there is ambiguity with the bandit /avalung pack.... The TECH specs on the" package" with shovel and probe inc.site says it is snowboard compatible the other which is just a pack says its NOT.... which do i beleive cheers todd b

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According to Black Diamond's website, this pack has the ability to carry a snowboard.

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BD's site says it has a horizontal snowboard carry system. I've seen the pack in person, and it is a pretty minimalist pack. Unlike other packs where you can strap the snowboard vertically to the outside of the pack, BD does something different. Basically, their way of horizontally carrying a snowboard in this pack is to put the board, bindings out, base facing your back, in between the arms against the part of the bag that would normally rest against your back. The pack is pretty narrow so it will fit in between your bindings. It isn't the most comfortable or ideal way of carrying a board, but on a small, minimalist pack like this one, it is actually very effective.

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I own the pack there is no actual carry system but you can put it through the straps between you back and the pack. I would highly recommend through a t shirt or towel around the edges so they don't rub on your jacket and so you have some additional padding.

5 5

wonderfull fit

I use pack for mountain biking, rock climbing assoult, skiing, etc for many years. This is the best pack I ever had in terms of fit (ergonomics), lightness and function. For an agressive off-piste freeride where you need to carry avalanche gear, I don't see a better pack!

4 5

Tidy little pack

Picked one of these up this past winter and was psyched. I don't get to go this light on too many days, but when all you need is the basic avalanche gear this pack is nice. Limited space keeps you honest on what you really need. I've ended up strapping layers to the outside and tying stuff to the skis to get by, but it's worth it for a pack you hardly know is there.

4 5

Good Things Come In Small Packages

Bought this for my kid before we left for a trip to Europe. We planned on doing lots of guided side country stuff, no real extended tours. The Bandit pack and Avalung was the perfect thing for just such a task. Held a snack, goggles, an extra layer, sunscreen, avy tools and a small Camelbak. Thank God we never needed the Avalung feature. But like any old Boy Scout will tell you; be prepared. Cheers.

4 5

Small but perfect for day/sidecountry

This is definitely a pretty killer package if you are looking for a good pack with an avalung and a solid shovel and probe that all fit well in the pack. This pack is small but it is perfect for a resort day-pack or a off resort sidecountry pack. I did have trouble with it fitting well to my back at first but as I broke it in it worked better. I wish it had some bungies on the front so you could strap on a jacket because it doesn't fit inside. It does have a nice cross-pack ski carrying system as well. The shovel included is easily deployed as well as the probe. So if you are looking for a great package deal for those long resort days or those close sidecountry missions I would recommend this package.

5 5

Good pack for most of us

It kills me to see people give products poor ratings for size when the size/capacity is listed! Yes, it is 690cu in small, but I have been able to pack (1) pair of gloves, (1) pair of sunglasses, (1) Sigg 0.6L water bottle, (1) hat, (1) light fleece underlayer, (1) transceiver, (1) 2-way radio, (1) ziplock of jerky, dried mango and fruit snacks and (1) wallet...all at the same time w/o any trouble! I could probably fit some skins in there too. This is a slick, well designed, minimalist pack that makes a lot of sense for all those who know how to pack a pack and don't want/need to look like a sherpa. If you need more capacity, check out the Outlaw or Covert.

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Im with Jay. Look at the size capacity before you say its small as a negative comment. It was designed asa minimilist pack for backcounrty. Like Jay I have fit all he listed above plus a first aid kit. Was also able to attach my ice axe and campons to the outside of the pack with ease. I have been able to spend a full day in the backcountry and have everything I would ever need.

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i do agree but i also have a question, did you all of that stuff in this pack along with the shovel and probe that comes with this package or did you put all of that stuff in there without the shovel?

Any idea which hydration sleeve (and size)...

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Any idea which hydration sleeve (and size) works best in this pack?

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seems like it would fit just about any size bladder. I've had a 100 oz camelbak bladder in mine, not if it would have room to completely fill it up, but if you need that much water my guess would be that you'd have a bigger pack with you anyway.

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seems like it would fit just about any size bladder. I've had a 100 oz camelbak bladder in mine, not if it would have room to completely fill it up, but if you need that much water my guess would be that you'd have a bigger pack with you anyway.

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REI says it's designed for a 1.5L bladder. A 1.5L Camelbak fits perfectly under the lip of the sleeve. A 2.0L Camelbak also fits nicely with just about 1/2"-1" peeking over the top of the sleeve. Personally, I went with the 2.0L.

5 5

just the right size

This is the perfect small pack for quick tours or sidecountry days. I've also started wearing it more in bounds on big days so I've always got my avy stuff with me, or it's great to have in the truck in case the backcountry gates open on a day you're weren't planning on going out.

this is the perfect overall package as well, the deploy 3 shovel is small and well designed and the probe is top notch. The shovel fits into the front pocket of the pack perfectly - it's a nice compact setup, BD did a great job designing the whole set-up. There's a little extra room for lunch, water, skins, or a few other items. plus having the avalung right there with you at all times is a great added bonus. Skis attach easily via a diagonal carry system, the top strap is detachable and the bottom strap stows away nicely.

If you're looking for something bigger or one do it all backcountry pack go a little bigger with the outlaw or Covert from BD.

3 5

Too small

I should have bought the next size up. I have no clue how I'm supposed to attach skis to this.

I won't fit a sweater or anything; some small nicknacks, climbing skins, and a couple power bars is about it. It's all about what you want I suppose.

Do you think this pack is big enough to...

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Do you think this pack is big enough to hold say...A pair of Alpine TrekkersA pair of climbing skinsShovelProbeAnd like a hooded sweatshirt or somethin?

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The bandit will hold skins, a shovel, and a probe... you might be able to squeeze in a thin layer, but I think shoes or a sweatshirt would be overkill. You may want to look at the Covert to hold the amount you are talking about.

Is this pack Snowboard compatible?

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Is this pack Snowboard compatible?

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Yup, horizontal carry.

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yes you can jurry rig it horizontal, it was for sure not designed with a snowboard in mind. I just pulled out the gray tab at the bottom all the way, renforced it with some duck take and put a caribiner on the end of it. From there you just wrap you board on there on tie a strap from the caribiner to the straps up top. It held on really tight and the pack was perfect for me to spend the whole day in the backcountry.

can this package come with bandit pack in...

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can this package come with bandit pack in a color other than black?

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I think it's only one color that works with the package but you can do a live chat to be sure.