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Mountain Hardwear
Powabunga 32L Backpack

4.777777777777778 out of 5 stars
18 Reviews
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99
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Color:Mint Palm


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Why We Like The Mountain Hardwear Powabunga 32L Backpack

Burly yet lightweight, the Mountain Hardwear Powabunga 32L Backpack holds all the necessities for the day's tour. With multiple ski, snowboard, and splitboard carrying options and an ergonomic suspension system to distribute the load, this pack allows dialed-in adjustments for craft and fit while giving us a dynamic carry that moves with our body to keep us balanced on both the climb and descent.


  • Ski and snowboard pack for days spent in or out of bounds
  • Back panel wicks moisture and sheds snow for active comfort
  • Ergonomic padded hipbelt can pivot side-to-side and up-down
  • Full back panel access for quick and easy packing and unpacking
  • Swing-around mode allows full pack access from one shoulder
  • Tough 500D Cordura nylon withstands long-term wear and tear
  • Front panel reinforced with foam to help protect contents
  • Front avalanche pocket for quick access to emergency gear
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500D Cordura (100% high-tenacity nylon)
[small/medium] 30L (1831cu in), [medium/large] 32L (1953cu in)
spring steel frame, HDPE framesheet
Shoulder Straps
paddled, adjustable removable sternum strap (with whistle buckle)
Waist Belt
padded, adjustable, side-to-side/up-down pivot tech
Hydration Compatible
yes, insulated hydration tube routing
Reservoir Included
back panel
1 zippered front avy, 2 large zippered side, 1 zippered fleece-lined top
Ski Carry
A-frame, diagonal (stowable bottom loop, foam-reinforced front panel)
Snowboard Carry
horizontal, splitboard A-frame/diagonal (stowable bottom loop, foam-reinforced front panel)
Helmet Carry
stowable front/bottom hammock
Ice Axe Carry
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 3lb 1.4oz, [medium/large] 3lb 3.4oz
skiing, snowboarding
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Overall Rating

5 based on 18 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2024

Perfect fit, well balanced

Awesome. This is perfect. The only thing that could make this better would be to make it an airbag system. Love it though. No complaints per usual.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 5, 2024


Bought this for my Nephew he really likes it. He is in College, and will use it a lot.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2023

Good pack

Good pack, love the secondary access through the top.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2023

Spacious daypack with lots of storage options

Plenty of space, well designed for lots of gear. High quality build materials. Access to main compartment from the top is kind of small (accessed through zipper in top pocket), this hasn't been an issue because the bottom of the pack fully opens for access. Lots of useful pockets, tie downs, and loops.


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3 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2023

Great pack but flawed avalanche pocket/reservoir hangar design

Mostly a great pack except for the flawed placement of the hangar for the hydration reservoir. Because of the hangar's location right below the zipper for the avalanche tools pocket, a reservoir's weight causes a kink in the zipper and makes the pocket difficult and slow to open. The avalanche tools pocket should have a bulletproof and user friendly design for easy access in an emergency - it's whole reason for being - and this one doesn't, which is disappointing.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 16, 2023

Love the bag.

Great bag. Sturdy construction on the back. It sits higher which is good for weight. I really enjoy the soft stash pocket so all my eyewear doesn’t get scratched. Feels like it has more storage than 32, but that’s probably because everything is organized well.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2023

Top Notch

This pack is amazing. It's sleek and comfortable. The side zippered water bottle pockets are awesome and easy to access from the exterior, rather than having to open the back main compartment. Another of my favorite features is the top zippered access to the main compartment from inside the goggle compartment. Some reviewers complained that this zippered access is too small to effectively access the main compartment, but I use it all the time and it works just fine for me. I definitely recommend this pack for skiing.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2023

Amazing bag!

This bag has all the features you could need and looks so sleek. Incredible purchase


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5 out of 5 stars

January 27, 2023

Japan Pack

Took this pack on a 7 day tour to Japan. Perfect for what I needed in the backcountry. Utilized all functions of the pack and it held up great. Also set it up as an A frame on a little bit of a boot pack hike and it felt comfortable.

Kevin K

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5 out of 5 stars

November 17, 2022

Awesome pack for touring

Super versatile and fits me perfect in the M/L size (I’m 183cm tall). Very high quality and none of the zippers catch. I find that 32L works great for short tours, while still having plenty of room for longer tours too.


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