A backpack for winter and alpine environments.
- Removable HDPE frame sheet provides lightweight rigidity to help transfer the load to your hips
- Thermoformed contoured backpanel provides cushioning and is shaped to better encourage air flow
- Contoured hip-belt curves around and pads your hips to ensure your load rests where it should; reverse-wrap ErgoPull closure makes cinching down belt easy
- Padded shoulder straps ergonomically shaped for chafe-free performance and pressure-reducing comfort
- Removable top lid lets you ditch extra weight for summit bids and fast-packing
- Unique side compression straps are low-profile and let you adjust the pack's volume to fit different load sizes
- Glove-friendly buckles improve ease of use
- Under-lid rope compression strap holds your rope in place during mellow pitches or bootpacks
- Dual ice-tool loops and keep your vertical gear on lockdown until it's needed
- Dual ski loops hug your planks while you earn your turns; dedicated probe pocket keeps Ol' Probey ready for action
- Crampon compression pocket tames your claws when they're not in use
- Climbing loops on waistbelt provide more room for your rack
- Reflective detailing helps keep you visible in low-light situations
- Optimal for 25-35 pounds of gear
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Seems like a great pack, but is there any dedicated place to put the helmet and the avy showel?
No dedicated spot for the avy gear. But there is plenty of room inside for the shovel and probe....snow saw. You can fit the helmet under the top latch.
There is several options for avy gear.
The front pocket can hold shovel blade
Internal pocket can hold saw, probe and handle.
Helmet can fit easily under the lid.
The problem with placing avy gear inside was that it was difficult to get out when its packed.
I love this pack but its not ideal for a strictly skiing backcountry trip.
Take a look at the BD anarchist, BD revelation, osprey kode 38, mammut powder guide
I go toward to the top of Mt.Oyama(3003m).
Has more room than it looks, I use it from hiking to carrying all my kit on the crag. I wouldn't climb with this pack as its a little too large for me to have on my back whilst climbing. Its really comfortable for long hikes and the weight from all your kit does not hinder you with this pack. I love it.
Not a lot new to say, other reviewers covered it well, but this pack is perfect for me. Long alpine routes, touring, cragging, whatever I'm doing this is my go-to pack. Although it was holding up well after a year of hard use, I destroyed it in a fall in RMNP. The pack actually absorbed a lot of the force and probably saved me from serious injury. Osprey's warranty is amazing and they replaced it, no problem. Nothing but good things to say about the pack and Osprey's customer service.
"you carry the rope, cause I carry the knowledge"
I'm curious about the ski carry straps: can they fit 130mm wide?
I'm looking for a pack that I can use splitboarding and climbing. I don't want anything too large, but perhaps the 57L would suit me as well.
Absolutely. There should be little to no issue carrying anything around 130mm...
Can you get a snowboard onto this pack ?
No... unless you just get some external straps of your own and strap it on there...
I love this pack. i am 6'0" 180lbs and the medium fits me perfect, you can get a really good custom fit with this pack. i use it mostly for vertical adventurers. its perfect for a weekend trip to hold your clothes and gear with room left over. i would recommend this to anyone who needs a pack for the weekend adventures.
Variant pack with Cathedral Peak as a background
Everything I need for a long weekend in the mountains.
Works well for light weekend trips as well as ski touring and climbing, love this pack, the ski cary is awesome, and there ar plenty of straps to secure everything.
great sturdy pack! borrowed one from a friend for a while for hiking, climbing, snow shoeing and ice climbing, finally got my own, love it! I am 5.4 and have a small torso, and even though it is supposed to be a man's pack, it fits me perfectly. And it is red.
Anymore of these coming in?
I've used this pack exclusively for the last 2.5 years for virtually everything outdoors: alpine, rock, and ice climbing, alpine and XC skiing, hiking, camping, and even mountain biking. It is very well designed.
I've found it to carry almost anything, on any length trip. In emergencies, I've stuck four ice tools in the tool holders, two pairs of skis and poles in the side loops, and two 60m ropes under the lid. Straps on the front and top of the pack expand its capacity further.
Stripping the lid and cinching the buckles pulls the almost-empty pack into your back with enough structure to hold skis. With the spindrift collar up, I can get 50+L in. Daisy chains on the front and top allow strapping of even more gear (snowshoes, foam pads, bear canisters, etc.). It holds tiny loads well too; I've completely stripped the pack (hip belt, frame, lid, buckles) several times for light day trips (a cool feature is the rope-buckle and crampon-buckle can be clipped together to pull the top in more).
I used the pack on a 6-day glacier traverse during the summer where we summited 6 peaks. I was carrying the majority of group gear, including tent, stove, fuel, shovel, and rope. With the rope outside, everything else (rock, glacier, and camping gear; food, water, and luxuries) fit inside, with plenty of room for more. For summits, I fashioned a smaller pack out of the lid and a 0.5" sling where I could stuff my hydration bladder, energy bars, and extra clothes. It does well in the winter too.
It carries 0-45lb loads great. 50lbs is pushing it. I've carried 70+lbs with the pack, but most of this ended up on my shoulders. It has a single, flat stay down the middle of the frame which buckles under heavy loads.
Improvements: I've been exceptionally harsh on the pack, but the fabric coating started to disintegrate after a year (although this seems mostly to be aesthetic); as such, it is no longer water resistant. A tube-style stay would be a lot stronger and hold a lot more weight. The gear loops on the hip belt are superfluous; 99% of the time I clip something to my hip, I'm wearing my harness.
Does anyone know if a pair of 25" snowshoes can be strapped on this pack?
I use this pack for everything from cragging, where it holds a full rack, rope, helmet, shoes, and lunch all inside the pack - to alpine overnighters where you then add a sleeping bag, pad, half a tent, stove, and rain gear by extending the spindrift collar and top lid. It carries 30lbs nicely. I've had mine for a little over 2 years now and it's holding up very well. No broken plastic after two trips to GTNP, several 14ers, weekend sport/trad climbing, etc... My only issue is with all the extra long webbing, it can get to lookin' like a nylon dread-head hangin' from me back mon. But it's all those extra webs that allow the pack to convert from a mountain load hauler down to a sleek summit pack.