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The perfect sized pack for short tours and sidecountry missions.

Inbounds, out the gate, or full-on backcountry—the Osprey Kode 30 Backpack doesn’t discriminate when it comes to a day out on the snow. This mid-sized ski pack holds your avy tools and other essential equipment for short tours or shredding the sidecountry.
  • Multiple ski & board carry options secure your ride of choice
  • Dedicated avy tool pocket keeps your rescue gear at the ready
  • Insulated hydration sleeve eliminates freeze-ups

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5 5

Great pack for day touring

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this pack for a good portion of this season and it will be able to hold whatever you need for a single day tour session. There are divided pockets in the front of the pack for your shovel, shovel handle, and your probe. The back pocket of the pack is great for storing extra layers, food, and even a small camera. There is also a separate zippered section in the back of the pack where you can put a camelbak bladder. Right now I have a 2L in mine and it fits perfectly. The back panel of the pack is designed with specific ridges to help keep the snow off of it so you do not get really wet when you put the pack down and it also provides a little bit of extra back protection for those more extreme days. I am about 5' 10" and I went with a medium version and it fits great.

Is the large actually a M/L? Does the kode...

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Is the large actually a M/L? Does the kode 30 come in three sizes, or is it like the newer kode 32, two sizes: S/M & M/L?
Thank you in advance!

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When we had the Osprey Packs Kode 30 Backpack in stock it was offered in distinct small, medium, and large sizes. However, the newer version of the Kode 32 will come in S/M and M/L sizing.

Will you be getting this pack in size...

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Will you be getting this pack in size medium anytime soon? I ordered sm and lg to compare sizing since you did not have the medium in stock. I will be either a sm or medium. Don't want to initiate a return until I know if the medium is an option.

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Hi there, we should be getting another Medium some time right around Christmas. Check back with us around then, and hopefully we'll have it in stock again. Thanks!


Rocking the KODE near Jackson Hole Mtn

Rocking the KODE near Jackson Hole Mtn

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Perfect pack to access the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort photo credit: Gabe Rogel

What avy shovel to you recommend for this...

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What avy shovel to you recommend for this pack? The avy stash looks small on my pack (L) and I was wondering if I should go the D3 route or Voile Mini? I'm open to other suggestions as well, thanks!

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My BCA shovel fits perfectly with my probe and water bottle in the outer mid-size pocket.

1 5

Ridiculously small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Based on other reviewers' sizing recommendations, I went with the small because I am 5'6''. I could not fit my shovel handle nor my probe in any of the compartments, let alone my skins, my helmet, all the clothing I would want, and first aid/rescue gear, rendering this backpack completely useless for the backcountry. It seems well made, and all the different compartments would be great if they actually were made to fit normal helmet sizes and shovel handles and probes. Needless to say, I'm sending it back.

Is it reasonable to use this pack to double...

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Is it reasonable to use this pack to double for mountain biking (with possible minimalist overnight trips), or is its design not conducive to riding downhill and singletrack? Also, if you have very little in the pack, is it easy to cinch it down to compress the contents close to your body? Thanks!

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The Osprey packs I have used do sit above the hips, so it wouldn't interfere with cycling. The compression straps are focused mainly toward the upper portion of the main compartment. You could feasibly pack the weight low and not suffer too much, but downhilling is going to cause some serious fatigue if you have the weight of the pack pushing on you. I have ridden with this size pack on a trail by transferring most of the weight to the hip belt and loosening the shoulder straps, but I think it would be way to bulky for anything more than trail riding.

I'm wondering about the sizing, if I'm a...

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I'm wondering about the sizing, if I'm a small adult skiing female, should I go with the small, or does it have to do with pack size preference? If it's pack size preference, what's the typical size people go with?

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Hey Rachel,

It's hard to judge what pack would best fit you without knowing your exact measurements. You probably would want to get measured at a local outdoor store and see what fits best. Or have a friend measure your C7 vertebrae (the one that sticks out when you bend your neck) down the middle of your back to the same height as your hip bones. Once you have that then you can consult the sizing chart on the page, just underneath the size indicator. Best of luck.

Does it have with rain cover?

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Does it have with rain cover?

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Hey Wayne,

This pack does not come with a rain cover and you would have to purchase one separately. I think the pack is more geared towards higher altitude activities such as skiing or snowboarding.

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I do not believe that any of the Kode Series Backpacks have rain covers - theoretically you shouldn't see much rain while you are out skiing. This is a great winter sport bag, and the fabric is water resistant, but definitely not water proof.

If you want something that does have a built in rain cover look at the manta series backpack by osprey:
or the Stratos series. Those are both more hiking backpacks, and wouldn't be the best for use with carrying skis or snowboards, but they have rain covers!

Will the hydration pocket hold an osprey...

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Will the hydration pocket hold an osprey 3L bladder? I won't need to fill it up, but that's what I have.

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It will fit, and as you know the more water you put in the less room for other things.

5 5

Kode 30

Durable. Great comfortable pack for ski touring and ski mountaineering.

5 5

Versatile, comfortable, perfect size

This pack does it all! I wanted an all-around pack that could also accommodate my splitboarding habit, and this pack is perfect. It took some explorations to get familiar with all the different pockets and features of this unique design, but now I love it. The main compartment opens from the back, which is great in snowy, dusty or sandy conditions. I'm amazed at how much stuff this pack can hold - I took it backpacking around Mexico for 10 days - but it still has the look and feel of a technical daypack. The external straps make it possible to strap just about anything to the outside that you can't fit inside. I highly recommend!

5 5

Great pack for hiking, not great on lift

  • Gender: Male

I got this pack three years ago and have used it in several different ways on the hill and off.
First like all osprey packs this is very well constructed from a materials and workmanship point of view. It is definitely inline with the usual osprey quality you would expect.
I found that actually strapping on skis required a little bit of dexterity that my gloves would not allow. So i often found myself having to take off my gloves to strap them on. However, the frame is very nice and the skis felt very well supported on my back. Hiking up with the pack and skis felt very comfortable. Not to mention that rear entry is really convenient when your board or skis are on.
Downside: I found this pack a little inconvenient on the lift. The design of the pack is such that the all your gear falls to the bottom of the pack where there are no compression straps. So you end up with a big bulge on your lower back. This means it feels a little bulky and you have to take the pack off each time you get on a lift, unlike smaller packs like the Karve.
Finally, the pack is full of nice little feature like place to tie helmet, goggle pouch, hydration tubing in the shoulder strap, separate compartment for baldder ...
I'm 181 cm 165 Lbs and got a large. It fits just right when I have all my ski clothing on but is a tad large when i have just a small soft shell on. Nothing too crazy, still feels comfy, but i feel like i am in between the medium and large.
I would recommend this pack for those that are going out of bounds, backcountry, or long hiking to reach that untouched pow!
I would not recommend as a resort pack where you won't be strapping your skis on it that much (consider a smaller more streamlined pack in this case, Karve 11-16?)

5 5

awesome pack

I've used this pack down hill skiing now for two years with zero complaints. Its big enough for all your back country avy gear and essentials but straps down nice and tight when you don't need to carry to much. Its very comfortable,easy to access your gear and the side pockets on the hip belt are great for snacks. Hydration sleeve in the shoulder strap works great as well. I would recommend this pack to anyone. I am a day pack freak and am always looking for the perfect pack and I think I found it with this one. I'm climbing Mt. Shasta and skiing west bowl down soon and I know this pack will serve me well.

5 5

Best ski pack ever?

Hands down this is the best ski pack I have ever used for touring. I use it for non-technical, and lightly technical day touring for work, as I backcountry ski guide 100 days a year, putting this pack through the wringer. Excellent ski carry, great organization of snow tools, goggles, helmet and the rest of your gear. It carries like a dream, fitting so close and tight, you don't even notice it is there. Back panel opening is awesome, keeps you organized and snow free. Durability is top notch as well. Really I can't say enough good things about this pack. The only negative would be I wish it could somehow be made a touch lighter, but then you would probably lose some features. In my mind you can't go wrong with this pack!

5 5

Osprey Rocks

This is another comfortable, lightweight, and well designed Osprey pack. The snowshed back panel really does shed snow, so when I set my pack down for lunch or whatever, it brushes right off. The variety of gear specific pockets are great for backcountry skiing/boarding, but I routinely repurpose the pack for airplane or gym travel. Seems as bombproof as any other Osprey pack I have, which means it should last through years of abuse. The internal wire frame is a little stiff, and I notice that it hits my helmet when I tuck down real tight and have my head craned all the way back. As someone else mentioned, the unclipping of the shoulder straps to access the back panel is an extra step, but it seems a necessary part of having all the other awesome features the pack has. Overall, really functional and wearable pack and I plan on using it for all my medium size backpack needs.

4 5

Can you ever go wrong with an Osprey?

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a good all around side country and resort pack. I've used to for day tours and back country skiing. It holds the essentials- probe, down layer, extra gloves, water, etc. The shovel pocket is too small for my black diamond D7, so I have to use the snowboard carry. However it works well with Ortovox shovels and I would imagine the BD D3 would fit. Both diagonal and vertical ski carry are bomber on this thing. Perhaps the most stable I've used yet. The A frame ski carry is also wide enough for the fat skis. (I've carred my Volkl Chopsticks in the A Frame, which are 148-128-148). The separate dry pocket is really nice when you're putting wet skins for gloves in there and you don't want to soak everything. The helmet carrier is pretty neat, but it doesn't work so well with my Giro G10Mx, but I wouldn't expect it to. Overall a great pack that is definitely suited for the backcountry.

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