Backpack, shovel, and probe all by K2 ... now all you need is a beacon.
Equip yourself with the K2 Hyak Pack Kit and you get the K2 Hyak Backpack, K2 Carbon 230 avalanche probe, and K2 Speed Shovel. The 230cm probe deploys with lightening-fast speed and ultimate security, the shovel is ultralight but supremely durable, and the Hyak pack has tool-specific pockets and carry options for skis or a snowboard. This kit was designed for backcountry skiers or snowboarders who absolutely must travel light but who refuse to go beyond the boundaries of the resort without reliable avalanche safety equipment.
- Hyak Pack's padded shoulder straps, padded back panel, and load lifter straps help you carry heavy loads and fat skis comfortably
- Hyak Pack storage includes an internal, insulated hydration sleeve, a fleece-lined goggle pocket, and probe and shovel pockets among others
- Hyak Pack has three options for carrying skis and one option for carrying a snowboard
- Avalanche Probe Carbon 230's carbon shaft is super light and incredibly stiff so it pierces through dense snow with ease
- Carbon 230 probe uses a t-grip handle and K2's Backslide Auto Lock system for fast and secure deployment from collapsed to fully assembled, and the shaft has precise 1cm ruler markings for snow study
- K2 Speed Shovel is a minimal, basic tool for moving lots of snow quickly, but it doesn't sacrifice durability or reliability to keep things light
- K2 Speed Shovel has an extendable shaft, blade webbing holes so you can use it as a Deadman anchor, and a comfortable t-grip handle
Share your thoughts
Good Probe, Fair Shovel and Poor Pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased this set for back country/side country. The descriptions seemed reasonable. However, it seems K2 may have changed the offering at the factory. On the K2 website, the pack shown for this model has better webbing, and specifically and adjustable cummerbund that adjusts from both sides. The pack shipped has lower quality straps, and one side is fixed. THe total adjustment of the waist strap is 28 inches, so you better have a small waist. The probe is great, the shovel is a lesser offering, that does not have the ability to switch to "hoe" position/ Anchor. Again, not sure if this was K2 cheapening up the pack. Its a good digger, just not variable. Overall, I had to replace the pack with a better pack, but kept the tools (gave the pack to my nephew for school). I could have done better buying everything ala carte. FYI, the pack and tools spent 6 days in the Canadian Rockies, the tools and new pack went heliskiing in Alaska and 6 days an glacier in Chamonix.