The Kode 22 is fully equipped for quick-hit backcountry missions.
- Insulated hydration sleeve keeps your water from freezing
- Multiple carry options attach skis or a snowboard
- Dedicated avy tool pocket gives quick access to shovel and probe
- Wet/dry gear divider keeps fresh layers away from soggy stuff
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I bought the Kode 22 and used it for 2 days backcountry skiing. For me this pack is too small.
The zipper only zips open halfway which makes it hard to get to the bottom of the pack.
With some food a puffy and some gloves in the pack I had to strap my shell to the outside of the pack.
Storing skins in the front pocket is crappy since theres just not enough room in it.
Dont expect too carry much gear in this pack.
Go with the Kode 30 and stay away from the 22!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have owned this pack for a little over a year and like the title says, it gets the job done, without ease.
First off, I ordered this pack based on the fact that I have other Osprey packs. One for mountain biking and another for day hikes and short adventures. I love those packs! They work well and fit great!
When I got this pack in the mail I was stoked. It was my first back ski bag. I tried out both ski carry systems (A-frame & diagnol) right away in my living room. The A-frame didn't work too well but the diagnal system worked out great! Quick and easy!
The pack has enough room for day tour essentials BUT getting them in there was the problem. My main issue with this pack is you really cannot pack gear into it that well and keep it organized. I look at it more as a stuff sack. The reason why you can't get all the gear in easily and organized is because of the lack of zipper length, they just don't come down far enough! Because of this I found myself just stuffing things in instead of being able to place them in, what you would think you could have done in a pack this size! Also there is no back panel access. When purchasing this pack I really didn't take that into consideration but after using a friend's pack which had the back panel access I can say that my next pack NEEDS this.
Other than my couple of issues this pack gets its done. The pack is pretty lightweight and seems to hug your body quite well.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am 6'1" 185lbs. I got a Large size in this Kode 22. It fits me great and I love all the different pockets it has. The main pocket that is closet to your back allows for tons of stuff to be packed into it and also has a goggle pocket in there to keep the lenses on your shades/goggs fresh. The next pocket out from that is for your avy gear and it has a slot for your probe, shovel blade, and shovel shaft. Next you have a little pocket furthest from your back that I enjoy stashing my sandwich in. It keeps it away from getting smashed by my other gear in the pack and it has a clip for your keys in there as well.
I really like how you can synch this bad boy down to your body with the chest strap and waist belt. It keeps it tight to my body even when I took a few serious diggers.
When calculating my torso length should I take into account what I plan on wearing when using the pack? Like with the Kode line, most people would use it in the winter with all their layers.
That should not make a difference for torso length. The distance between your iliac crests and c7 vertebra doesn't change with extra clothing layers. If it does, please seek medical attention immediately.
Layers don't effect the frame length enough to notice and there is plenty adjustment in the straps for the average person to cinch down and loosen up as needed. If you are between frame sizes, usually going with the larger works best, but it depends on the frame construction. I usually make a point of trying a frame size before purchasing but even then, you really don't know how comfortable it is until you've worn it packed to the gills and walked for hours. Good Luck!
I'm 5"8' 170 lb's, I'm looking for a pack with around a 24L volume. Do you think a large Kode 22 would fit me? Or would a small Kode 30 be better? I could live with a the Medium Kode 22 only if it was the best fit.
Please go here to size your torso:
That can accurately answer your question since height only minimally correlates to torso size.
I would go with a Kode 30 if you have to go with a Small or Medium simply because of the rear-panel entry option available on that pack but not on the Kode 22. It is a great feature that you'll value even if you have to carry a slightly larger pack than you'd prefer...
I was also wondering which is more important the size S,M,L or the Cu. In.? As I stated I have a preference but not sure how much of a difference a size larger or smaller makes? A smaller pack is what I'd like as I have 32L pack at home and looking for something that'll fit the quicky day pack range.
This pack has it all, ski/board carry system, insulated sleeve, tight feel, durable material, mad pockets, its awesome
Does this pack come with the hydration accessories or do you have to purchase those separately?
You have to buy that separately.
I'm currently carrying the BCA Arsenal shovel in a beatup dakine heli pack, with the handle strapped to the outside of the pack. Will the Kode 22 fit the slightly longer handle of the BCA on the inside, or will I have to downsize to something like the BD deploy 7?
The pack is speced at 21.5" in height. I think it'll be a stretch to fit the handle inside the pack.
This pack held all of my avy gear (bca tour shovel with probe, foldable saw) and my skins in the wet/avy pocket. In the dry pocket it held my bulky sweatshirt and food. holding skis or snowboard aren't a problem. It's very easy to put things on. Fat pow skis are a bit tricky to get through the loops for the A-Frame option, but they will fit, my Mr. Pollard Opus fit after some coaxing.
Great pack for small tours!
I highly recommend it!
Great pack the only thing I was surprised about was the space, i thought it was a little bigger but still I can fit like two jackets one a athletic one. a helmet and some extras. I brought it up a few times and it was great. I would recommend it.
I did get it on sale though, I dont know about the price maybe a bit to high
Sizing doesn't seem to be listed for this particular pack...am I correct, or have I missed it? I am 5' 10" but have a fairly long torso (& shortish legs) so not sure if I should be getting the M or L. Can anyone assist?
Osprey provides a pretty comprehensive torso measurement guidline on their website:
At your height with a longer torso than normal, I'd say you're probably a Large but the best way to know is to measure.
Hope this helps!
So what fits? looking for a pack that can store a shovel, some quick energy, a down layer, extra gloves and other miscellaneous junk. Should I go with the 22 or 30?
As long as the misc. junk isn't big stuff like a helmet or something you're probably good with the 22. Otherwise go with the 30 and just use the compression straps to reduce the volume as needed.
The 22 will fit most shovel blade sizes (excluding some of the larger ones), a probe, a down layer, gloves, and energy, not much else. If you are gonna pack in super large gloves into the pack, or really really value rear panel entry in a ski pack, go Kode 30. That is a big difference between the two packs--22 doesn't have rear panel entry while the Kode 30 does.
Think about it--skis on the pack, but you want to get something from inside (maybe swap out your gloves). You wouldn't have to take the skis off...
Will MSR Denali snow shoes fit in the area on the back where a snow board is carried?
Hey Pat - totally. Be sure to secure both the top and bottom straps on your shoes and you are good to go!
late season snow skiing Alta / Snowbird with a 1.5ltr water pack...talk about roomy, this has more then enough to pack your daily layer kit and rations. Very comfortable against the back with the padded strap and backliner. This is really suited for off-piste when you really need to take some garb and kit with you. If you are just looking for a day runner with a pater kit there are mant choices of smaller and lighter packs out there...
I was stoked on the color of the black - it;'s more like a flat matt deep deep olive green kind of black. Sharp looking pack and made to take you to the chutes.
Has any one who own the Kode 22 , been using it in the summer -
as a mountain biking pack?
How would the pack fit on a curved pack while riding ?
How does it sit in the upper area - since there is no adjustability in the shoulder straps . Would there be an issue of my helmet hitting the top of the pack?
I like the fack that it has a HDPE back panel , to prevent stuff poke-ing ones back and to keep the packs shape.
Thanks for any replies.
Sorry Eric - not the right pack at all for mt biking. Too much structure. Buy another pack for mt biking - the Osprey Raptor 10 or Raptor 14. you will love it!
The only time I use it in the summer when im traveling on a plane. Other than that its strickly for my backcountry tours. A suggestion i have for you is the osprey raptor. I one one and it has a helmet latch which works great.
Iv been using this pack since late october now and love the fit and quality of the craftsmanship. all together a well built pack from Osprey. But with every thing you need for a day at the resort or in the backcountry packed into this thing there is just no room left for anything!!!!!! at all. i have a shovel, probe, a full bladder of water (70oz), and extra pair of gloves, and a first aid kit. with all this in there it would be hard to shead a layer cause there would be no where to put it. im thinking of sending it back and getting the Kode 30 or something similar.
I've only used this pack once so far, but it worked out very well. Brought the pack on a day in the back country and it fit a 2L camelback, extra layers, avy gear, snacks, and skins. The straps for the waist belt are extremely long and I trimmed mine much shorter. I really like the hip belt pockets for storing a camera and energy bar. The separate pocket with spaces for probe and shovel is a convenient way to organize avy gear. The strap system is pretty complicated and can sometimes get in the way when trying to get items out of the bottom of the pack.