A backpack for winter and alpine environments.
- Item #OSP005T
- Q & A
Great mountain pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used this pack for numerous adventures over the past couple of years. I pull it out mostly for winter peak ascents or ski hut touring. I love that is a comfortable pack to carry my gear on an all day tour, and it can also be stripped down - remove the lid, remove the hip belt, even remove the frame sheet for a quick and light mountaineering escape. It carries skis perfectly, it carries ice tools, alpine axe, and a rope. Everything you need. Nothing you don't. Love this pack.
Simply brilliant, perfect size too
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Simple, elegant, and smartly designed. This pack is the perfect size for long day trips, ski mountaineering, overnight hut trips, and whatever else you can throw at it. I've taken it up several 14ers for skiing. It performed well carrying skis in A frame mode. Really well. It is simple and fast to set up. It holds ice axes well. The hydration pouch works well. I like the volume. It's big enough for a big down coat, 3 liters of water, enough food for a big day, and all the miscellaneous items you need. It’s a top loader with a dedicated external shovel blade pouch. The only thing it lacks is an airbag. (Always something else on the wish list)