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The perfect sized pack for short tours and backcountry missions.

In bounds, out the gate, or full-on backcountry — the Osprey Kode 32 Backpack doesn't discriminate when it comes to a day out in the snow. This mid-sized ski pack holds your avy tools and other essential equipment for short tours or shredding the backcountry.

The Osprey Kode 32 was constructed from 420 denier nylon. It features an Airscape back panel that allows ventilation between you and the pack. For added comfort, the adjustable shoulder and chest straps have been molded from EVA foam. Meanwhile, compression straps and panel loading allow the pack to be configured according to what you need to carry. From ice tools to a snowboard, a dozen different arrangements are possible. Additionally, hip belt pockets allow easy access to your camera or phone. Everything is kept dry with an integrated rain cover. Gear carrying is for naught if you're parched by the time that you reach the peaks. For this reason, an external hydration pocket has been added in order to keep your thirst at bay.

  • 420 denier Nylon
  • Panel and compression loading
  • External hydration pocket
  • Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachments
  • Adjustable torso straps

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Holds all the essentials

Holds all the essentials

Great for all-day backcountry trips. Holds everything I need, fits well on my medium-sized frame. Comfortably holds a snowboard vertically (seen in pic on the right).

5 5

Mega comfy and well thought out.

If you are looking for a good in bounds/out of bounds pack, I highly suggest this pack in this particular size. Pockets are well thought out and work well for me. They are the foundation for you organization and I'm psyched on the system I have with this pack. Mega comfy, I wear this everyday wether I'm riding lifts or not.

The reason I am most excited about this pack is because of Ospreys AMAZING customer service. I'm on my third season with the Kode and I've definitely beaten the bejesus out of this pack. I've broken the zipper in 2 spots and the edges/breaks of my skis have ripped holes in the sides from packing on the sides, A-frame style. I sent my pack in on Monday I will have it back this coming Monday...1 week turnover time. I've never experienced that with any other company. The All-Mighty Guarantee is legit and the person I have spoken with on customer service is eager to help and so friendly (Mary Jo, you ROCK!!!).

5' 8" 160 and I'm pretty sure I have size S/M

3 5

Almost A Really Good Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this pack touring for a season and have decided to sell it and buy the Gregory Targhee 32.
The construction of the kode is phenomenal, its a well built comfortable pack which will serve you well for day trips. My issue with it comes from touring with snowshoes and a snowboard. When attaching a snowboard vertically, the bottom strap doesn't cinch tight so my snowboard flopped from side, making hiking unstable, on top of this, the way the snowboard sits on the bag makes it impossible to use the helmet carry system without having your helmet constantly bang into your head. The lack of a tight bottom strap also ment that I had to jury-rig a way to hold snowshoes securely on the pack. Another minor annoyance is that there aren't any compression straps on the bottom of the back, but that's a personal dislike, not a flaw in the pack.
Overall, I'd recommend the bag to anyone who skis or has a splitboard, but would advise people using the snowbard+snowshoe option to look elsewhere.

5 5

High Quality High Performance

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The title says it all. I've had this bag for 3 years now and have not had a single problem. The ski carrying options are great, I personally put them A-Frame. The pockets and features of this bag like the helmet netting are perfect for lugging your gear up the mountain. The bag itself has a rigid back and gives you some protection. All the straps also help to distribute the weight evenly on your back. Overall, this pack has outperformed my expectations

4 5

Solid daypack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this for sidecountry/short backcountry trips to carry avy gear and an extra layer, as well as day hiking in the summer. It's been awesome! The frame makes the pack super stable even with skis and boots A-frame style for a muddy hike into Tuckerman's ravine. My friends with smaller frameless packs were jealous.

I got an osprey hydration system as well, which fits perfectly in the pack, and is held close to your back. The hose tube is "insulated", but it will freeze up in anything below about 25 degrees.

Helmet carry system is handy for keeping snow out of your helmet on the way up, but you can't access the avy tools pocket or the goggle storage pocket while your helmet is attached. Also, depending on the size of your helmet, you may not be able to strap the tips together to A-frame because the pack is quite narrow.

Hip belt pockets are great for storing a knife for quick access if needed, or small snacks. They also hold the extra foot of webbing strap for you skinny guys.

The goggle pocket on top holds a DSLR with a 35mm or small zoom perfectly, and I don't need to put a lens cap on because of the soft fabric. I'm still searching for the best way to carry a DSLR outside of the pack for quick-access shots...

My one major gripe is the cut of the avy tools pocket. There is no actual volume built into the pocket itself, so if you pack the main area full of gear, clothes, etc. it is nearly impossible to put anything in the avy pocket.

All-in-all a great product. I just hiked up Mad River Glen in a driving snowstorm that caked about an inch of ice on every surface of my body and pack, but the pack fabric kept any moisture from getting into my gear. I managed to fit a sleeping bag and tie a pad to the outside of the pack for the quick overnight, but wouldn't recommend this pack for regular overnight use.

When will additional M/L nitro green or black packs be coming in?

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Hi charlie,
As of right now we unfortunately do not have any more of those ordered to come in, sorry about that!

Boostin' in the Kode 32

Boostin' in the Kode 32

This pack rocks. Ski it in the resort or backcountry, its wicked versatile. The ski carry is really good. The pack is nice and firm so ski carry works well even when it isn't packed full of stuff.

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Awesome picture Rider !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage of in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

Unanswered Question

I'm trying to purchase a pack for my...

I'm trying to purchase a pack for my daughters ski trip. The description of the Kode 42 reads "reservoir hanger and an insulated router for hands-free and ice-free drinking." ...while the Kode 32 reads "an external hydration pocket has been added in order to keep your thirst at bay." . QUESTION: Does the Kode 32 have the same insulated hose pocket or is it just available on the Kode 42 and is the integrated rain cover only available on the Kode 32, I saw no mention on the Kode 42 for having a rain cover...which would be nice.
Thanks for any assistance.

I'm interested in getting this pack, but...

I'm interested in getting this pack, but I do end up on lifts often enough. The 22 is too small, is this one comfortable on the lift? Or am I going to feel like im hanging off of it?

Best Answer Responded on

Really depends on what you have in it. If you pack this thing full then yeah, you will probably have a little trouble being comfortable on the lift, but if you just have skins, a probe, and shovel with maybe a snack or something then you should be fine. If it's too bulky you can always swing the pack around onto your lap while on the lift as well.

Can you fit ski boots in this bag. I bought...

Can you fit ski boots in this bag. I bought the 22 and I cant get both boots in the bag. A ski bag that doesn't fit the ski boots is a waste.

Best Answer Responded on

I think you might be trying to use these packs for a slightly different then intended use. They are designed to be ski backpacks in the sense that you wear them while skiing, often in backcountry terrain. You would be wearing your ski boots and skis in this scenario. In your pack you would keep your shovel, probe, skins, snacks, water, extra layers, etc. If you had to hike up something steep and took your skis off to put crampons on your boots you could also attach your skis to this pack. In no scenario do I see a need to put your ski boots "in" this pack. If you are looking for something to keep your ski gear in while driving up to the ski mountain/walking from your car to the lodge I think you might want something more along the line of this:

Good luck!

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That's link goes to a boot bag you would wear to a ski resort. I been backcountry skiing for years and I am not into skins and that setup. I would like a pack that holds skis nice and is desiged to do so, then I put my skis on the pack, and inside boots, shovel, snow axe, food, etc. I climb mountain Washington and ski Tuckerman Ravine about 30 times a season. Also after April we are forced to climb 4 hours to the top of the ravine ski the ravine for a few hours then pack back up and hike all the gear out. I was using a sweet LL Bean pack for years but it is old, and my North Face packs are for 3 days or more. So that's why I need a snow pack that can fit ski boots. Any help would be great.

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Three to four hour climb up rock trial and up over head wall (where I wear crampons) with everything in my pack I need for all weather conditions.

Three to four hour climb up rock trial and up over head wall (where I wear crampons) with everything in my pack I need for all weather conditions.
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I am from NH (Conway area) orginally but have not been back really since high school. Why not head back to the Bean and actually try out packs there or look at EMS to see what works. Most of what EMS has om their store is on this website anyways if you are trying to save money.

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Last time I did Tux, my friend attached his ski boots to his skis until he got to Hojos. Then he hiked up the bowl. I believe he had an Osprey. You could do the same with a Kode 32. See 0:20 in my video from that day:

5 5

Do it all day pack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this pack! I have last years model in blue but after putting 34 days on it in the snow I got to hand it to Osprey for making one hell of a pack. This pack survived a road trip form the Northeast to Jackson Hole and Montana and I have yet to see any signs of wear. The "wet" part of the pack that has you keep your shovel and probe is a little small but my Ortovox beast shovel has no problem fitting. This pack also works great inbounds and with the compression straps you can get it pretty flat so you don't feel like your about to go head over heels when sitting on the lift. Size M/L: 5'10"/ 190lb

I have a question. I really like this pack,...

I have a question. I really like this pack, have tried it on in the store a couple of times, but I never thought to evaluate the breathability of the back panel. I will be using this backpack in cold weather, but also want to use it for warm or hot weather. If you think this pack will make me sweat and not offer some breeze, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Thanks!

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This pack is specifically designed for backcountry skiing, so I suspect you will find its breathability wanting when it comes to warm weather!

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The shoulder straps will be fine for summer time stuff but the back panel of ski\alpine packs is designed to shed snow as well as be comfortable. They will for sure keep you sweaty. That said, ski packs are awesome for hiking because of the unique pocket layouts and compressibility. If you're not going to be using it for a lot of skiing but mostly hiking you may want to look into something else.

3 5

Reinforced straps

I just got this backpack as a gift and was pretty excited to use it. However when I went to strap in my snowboard (I haven't jumped the splitboard band wagon..yet) the reinforced strap on the bottom front side of the pack was oddly difficult to tighten down because of the extra material. When I've strapped in my snowboard with previous packs, the strap cinched tight without a problem. I have yet to find an easy way to tighten this strap down without adjusting it a bunch to fit with my snowboard. I feel like I am missing something if this pack has only good reviews. Is there a simpler way of adjusting the reinforced strap? I love all the other features of this pack and really would like to use it this season! please help if you have any suggestions :)

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I tried the pack on in the store today (REI) and I was thinking about the same thing, how will I tighten the bottom strap? I was also wondering how to secure the ice axe. I know there is the loop at the bottom, but then it's not really secure at the top

5 5

Essential Winter pack.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great pack, it is large enough to carry a lot of gear, but not too big that it's obnoxious. It has a ski/snowboard carry, waist belt, shovel pocket, gear loops, enough pockets for accessories. It fits all my avalanche survival gear well and I can throw in a pair of snow boots and a couple of layers. It's really strong and lightweight.

What probe fits the best in the osprey 32...

What probe fits the best in the osprey 32 I bought the 230 probe and it s a bit too long for this pack. Any Suggestions?

Responded on

The Osprey Kode 32 Backpack is on the smaller end and will limit your avy tool selection a little bit, but I guess you already figured that out. I would suggest the G3 190 Carbon Speed TECH SL Probe as a solid option for smaller sized packs.

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my black diamond guide 300 probe fits no problem

Unanswered Question

Hi, I've noticed the newer season bag has...

Hi, I've noticed the newer season bag has zips that go further down as well as an extra pocket. I am wondering if you are stocking this latest version of this pack as well?

Hi, I've noticed the newer season bag has...
5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super stoked on this pack. I upgraded to this from a 22L pack because I found myself wishing I had more space on day tours. The back panel, hip belt, and load lifters make it really stable on the up and the down. I have also really appreciated the glove-friendly buckles on the straps on cold days. The spandex, stashable helmet carry is great for keeping snow out of your helmet on the skin track. So far, I can't find anything I would change with this pack. For those of you with experience with the Kode packs of the past, it seems that they have significantly updated the series this year. I would highly recommend this pack for day touring.