Hans F.wrote a review of Black Diamond Covert with Avalung Winter Pack - 1343-1953 cu in on January 29, 2009
I got this pack last season and have toured with it in pretty much most CO touring seasons and conditions. It's awesome, I have no real complaints with it other than sometimes I wish it was slightly larger (but that keeps me from carrying a lot of useless crap). It's carried skis and boots perfectly for me in spring and summer descents and is super comfortable for me the rest of the time. Admittedly I only generally carry skis A frame so I have no idea how the sideways thing goes. Having an Avalung built into the pack is great, it gives you no excuse to not bring it along and it eliminates an extra thing to take off while ditching layers. I'm about 5' 10" and pretty skinny so the hip thing doesn't really bother me. All in all I give it a rave review.