Get after it.
It's always tempting to snooze your alarm when it's violently blaring in your face before the crack of dawn, but when there's powder to be slashed and lines to conquer that's never an option. Stuff your gear into your Ortovox Ascent 32 Backpack and go earn some turns. The Ascent 32 holds all your essentials for a full day of touring, with a dedicated safety compartment as well as a large main compartment to stash plenty of food, water, and layers.
The ski and snowboard carry makes it easy to haul your planks up a bootpack, and the stowable helmet net keeps your lid secure and your head cool while you're hiking in the sun. The circumferential zipper makes it quick and easy to access your goods, and the small front compartment is the perfect spot to keep a map, slope meter, or a couple extra chocolatey candy bars.
- A mid-sized ski touring pack for getting after it out of bounds
- 32 liters is the perfect size for a full day in the backcountry
- Front panel access to avalanche safety pocket
- Ski and snowboard carry for efficient bootpacking
- Helmet carry for comfortable hiking
- Ice axe and pole fastening when you need your hands free
- Hydration system compatible
- Item #ORT007D
- Q & A
I love this pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If I love this pack, why did it get four stars and not three?
First off, the pack is very well thought out. It's designed to be a ultra-light ski touring pack. If you have the pack fully loaded, it's not as comfortable as more structured packs, but that not what I use it for. I like that i can carry skis in either the "A" manner or diagonally (see notes below). There are two minor things that kept it from getting five stars.
1) the loop to hold an internal bladded is too short, so its too difficult to use the bladder loop in the pack.
2) the loop at the bottom of the bag used to hold the skis on the diagonal tucks into a very small little pocket. I have found it difficult to get it back in, and impossible with gloves on.
So would I recommend this pack? YES! I love this pack.
I use it for skining to carry a layer or two of clothing, goggles, water, food, etc. For that it's perfect. The storage and size are spot on. If you are looking for a pack with more structure to carry more weight, look at Ortovox's Haute Route. I also own that pack and love it also.