Holds more than just the essentials.
When you want enough room for all your safety equipment, a lunch, and a puffy, grab the Mammut Nirvana Pro 35 Backpack. Its 35-liter capacity can handle your equipment and some extras, and the U-Frame suspension system transfers your load for unbelievable comfort while you trek over snowy slopes. A two-layer EVA back panel also delivers comfort, and Mammut added a laminated stretch fabric to shed snow off your back in blizzards. You can access the main compartment from both the front and back of this pack, making it quick and easy to get snacks, even with a snowboard strapped on. Both side or diagonal ski carry options give you the versatility you love.
The Nirvana Pro features a waist belt you can remove if you don't need the extra support. Stuff your avy gear in the front pocket to leave room in the main compartment for your lunch, jacket, and electronics. Its hydration system includes an insulated tube cover so your water doesn't freeze. The pack also carries both your helmet and goggles when you don't need them, and the pocket at the waist gives a good spot for sunscreen, lip balm, and a camera. You're ready for any winter adventure heading your way this season with straps for ice axes and trekking poles and gear loops at the waist.
- Full-featured pack for backcountry skiing or snowboarding
- U-frame and EVA back padding for comfortable carrying
- Dedicated avy pocket stows shovel, probe, and safety equipment
- A-frame ski or snowboard carry straps for bootpacking
- Hydration sleeve with insulated drink tube for cold days
- Padded hip belt is detachable for riding in the resort
- Fleece-lined pocket keeps goggles scratch-free while skinning
- Additional gear loops for an ice axe and ski poles
- Item #MAM00XS
- Q & A
Thoughtfully Designed Touring Pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was lucky enough to use this pack for 4 days of in intensive use of touring in the Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Resort & its surrounding backcountry, and Teton pass. I have a bone to pick with the rating of the review below as its one of the better non avy airbag touring packs I've used and is packed with features that are actually useful in practical use.
What I liked about it:
- Can't speak for the vertical board carry, but the A-Frame ski carry was easy as can be. Didn't use the diagonal ski carry, photo attached is one of the shorter bootpacks and just threw my skis over my shoulder.
- Building off that, yes it does not have a frame - but no issues with a fully loaded pack for big touring days or boot packing with skis on the pack.
- Pocket situation is great. Goggle / sunglasses pocket, dedicated tool pocket, access from top and back panel for main pocket. I used the radio pocket and was easy to put through. Snack all day keeps the bonk away - this pack makes it easy with the awesome hip pocket. I fit 3 or 4 bars in there no problem. Plenty of storage - in addition to shovel & probe in my other pocket, the main storage fit another pair of gloves, two water bottles, another layer or two, more food, and more.
- Helmet carry stows away and makes it easy to carry a brain bucket with you when touring in.
- Because it was February in Jackson, I didn't want to risk using a hydration bladder for fear the hose would freeze, so didn't really put that to the test.
What I didn't like about the pack:
- Though I didn't use it, there wasn't a pocket or anywhere specifically to hold a hydration bladder that I could tell. Again, I used a Nalgene & a Hydroflask instead, but still would be nice to have.
All in all, if you're looking for a great mid size touring pack, seriously look no further. This pack is awesome and would highly recommend it - If you have any other questions on it, feel free to reach me at my direct line 801.204.4547 or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Snowboarding compatibility
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Like most other Mammut gear the pack is well made. The compartments are well laid out, well marked by individual pulls , and the zippers work great. Unfortunately the snowboard vertical carry and load baring capacity of the pack suffers. The vertical straps connect at the edges of the board making it difficult to clip, balance, and secure the board. Not a deal breaker but common sense seems to have missed this important detail. Finally the pack has no hammock to separate the bag from your back and there is no way to adjust the pack to your torso. For a pack that is supposed to carry the weight of skis and or a snowboard and a day or two's worth of stuff that's a big miss.
Sadly no one seems to be manufacturing vertical carry snowboard packs any more. I looked at the Burton AK but the over all construction was poor (shocker). At least the Mammut pack will last and it will suffice for day trips.