Summit to summit.
Made for alpine tours and long days in the backcountry, the robust Ortovox Peak 45 Backpack is constructed with an extremely tear-and abrasion-resistant nylon 420D Manstar that proves its worth when put to the test. Broad, padded shoulder and hip straps distribute the weight of the load evenly between the shoulders and hips, keeping the ride extra stable over rocky terrain, while the diagonal ski fastener, snowboard and snowshoe attachment, ice axe and hiking pole fastening loops, and crampon fastening allow you to bring all of your gear for the mountain adventure with reliable security.
The hydration sleeve ensures you won't go thirsty, and a signal whistle combined with an illustration of alpine emergency signals under the lid help you out if you get caught in a tough situation. Plus, the Swisswool Full Contact back system offers unique moisture and microclimate management to make your back feel comfortable and dry when you're hauling a heavy load. The full contact back fits closely to your body and delivers optimum weight distribution, while its design consists of two aluminum struts that provide high stability and guarantee great comfort.
- Nylon 420D Manstar fabric
- Abrasion-and tear-resistant
- Moisture-wicking back
- Swisswool Full Contact back system
- Ski attachment
- Hiking pole and ice axe carry
- Compression straps
- Chest strap with signal whistle
- Item #ORT003H
- Q & A
Seems Good, Sketchy Helmet Holder
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This seems like a really good backcountry ski backpack. Lots of room and features without being too heavy. However, the helmet net/holder is too small and hard to attach for my size Large Pret Cynic X helmet. I can get the net around the helmet, but its a struggle and would likely rip at some point. I am going to keep looking, but if you always wear your helmet or don't mind storing it in the main compartment, this could be a great pack for backcountry skiing.
Gear Institute Best in Class 2017
Great climbing, skiing, and hiking pack!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is an all-around great pack for anything in the outdoors. It's perfect for a long ski tour, alpine climbing, and even lightweight backpacking trips (and carries a packraft really well!). The crampon carry system is a great way to carry them on the outside, and it holds my ice tools well too. I guide the glaciers of Alaska all summer and use this pack every day, and it's successfully survived one season (and is ready for more). I like the zippered pockets that give me fast-access to avy or rain gear, and the quick cinch/open system up top is easy to operate with gloves on. The only change I'd make is to make the brain fully detachable - it can be a tight stretch when trying to carry a rope on top of a fully loaded pack, but otherwise, I've been VERY happy!
How would I be able to attach a snowboard to this bag?
detailed pictures of the attachment are in the manual which you can download on the website: