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    Ascent 22 Avabag Backpack

    You had your fun indulging in sinfully delicious, lift-accessed powder shots all morning, but now that the resort is chewed up it's time to head to the backside to milk a little more fresh snow from this week's storm. For backside missions and quick ski tours, Ortovox created the Ascent 22 Avabag backpack. This version is compatible with Ortovox's Avabag airbag system, but it is not included.

    Built to carry just the essentials, this technical ski pack keeps your load light so you can knock out laps in record time. The Ascent 22 is small and low-profile, so you won't mind riding with it in the resort, and it features a ski and snowboard carry when you're ready to take the direct route and head up a quick booter. The abrasion-resistant nylon material can handle getting tossed around amidst all of your rowdiness in the mountains, and the circular zipper gives you quick access to the main compartment where you've got your carefully selected items stashed away. While this definitely isn't the pack you'll take on long tours or overnight missions, it's a great option for speedy dawn patrol laps or half-day adventures.

    • Avabag-compatible ski pack for short days touring in the backcountry
    • 22L capacity is idea for dawn patrols, afternoon laps, or dusk
    • Carry systems for skis, snowboards, helmets, ice axes, and ropes
    • Tough nylon material can handle getting tossed around
    • Release grip is height adjustable
    • Hydration system compatible
    • Item #ORT00DR

    Tech Specs

    Material
    420D oxford nylon, 100D robic ripstop nylon
    Volume
    22L (1343cu in)
    Support/Suspension
    Full Contact Light Back System
    Waist Belt
    fixed
    Hydration Compatible
    yes
    Access
    front panel
    Pockets
    [external] 1 hip, 1 zippered front, [internal] 3
    Ski Carry
    diagonal
    Snowboard Carry
    vertical
    Helmet Carry
    fixed, stowable
    Ice Axe Carry
    yes
    Dimensions
    10.6 x 20.9 x 6.7in
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 1.5oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 4

    Just enough

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I’m using this pack mainly at the resort replacing my Osprey Kode. This also is able to be taken it out for light tours, though you’ll be filing it up to the max capacity. It carries extremely well. Fits everything you need for a day at the resort or a quick tour. There’s not much by way of individual compartments. I ultimately had to get a bunch of dry sacks to stay organized. Not a big deal but not something I really expected. Feels great when riding, love that there is an attachment for the avabag system. Hasn’t been beat up yet but looks like it will hold up well. Something to note, the clamshell opening has given me some doubts for longevity. If a zipper fails, then what? I think the helmet attachment could be better. In theory, yeah, you can add the detachable helmet net and clip it all on....try doing that when its 2 degrees and your gloveless trying to get it to attach. It also seems like an attachment that’ll get lost. Same with the ski attachment, I think it would be better suited as a built-in unit rather than loose pieces you need to mess with while wearing gloves. Overall its a nice pack, hopefully it holds up. This gets 4 stars due to its lack of functionality With the accessories.

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    Is the safety leg strap removable?