bhwrote a review of The North Face Patrol 24 Winter Backpack - 1465cu in on February 19, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The pack is very high quality, fits well, and is very comfortable to ski and snowboard with. The pack has several different straps on it that are great for holding down what ever load you are carrying. The contents will not move while riding and the waist and chest buckle prevent the bag from moving on your back.
I have used this pack to go back country snowboarding and it carries that weight of the board very well. The pack can easily carry anything you may need for any day trip you take. The pack has a low profile making it very easy to ride lifts are any resort.
There is a hydration sleeve that is accessible through the back opening however the largest hydration system that it can hold it 70oz. I have a 100oz system and was disappointed to find that it does not fit in the sleeve. I have an insulated hydration cover that makes it possible to have the 100oz system without the hydration pack sink into the bag. There is a zipper on the right shoulder strap that allows the hydration mouth piece to be easily accessed.