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    Kamber 22L Backpack

    Perfect for easily accessed backcountry terrain, the Osprey Kamber 22 Backpack is a small ski pack for quick excursions out of resort backountry gates. Featuring quick and easy ski and snowboard carry straps, this pack takes the hassle out of attaching your skis or board as you complete lap after lap. A J-zipper with an extra-large opening gives you quick access to avalanche safety gear. The main compartment separates gear that needs to stay dry from wet gear and skins. A dual-position helmet net quickly and securely stows your helmet for a cool and comfortable climb.

    The Kamber 22 also features padded and adjustable shoulder straps with an insulated shoulder harness hydration tube sleeve. The padded hipbelt adjusts for a personalized fit and includes zippered pockets for quick access to essentials. Tuckaway loops allow you to easily attach ice tools, while compression straps keep your load from shifting when you move. Made from durable fabric and featuring a form-fitting suspension system, the Kamber 22 is tough enough for whatever adventure you throw at it.

    • A small ski pack for quick tours in the backcountry
    • 1220-1343 cubic inch capacity ideal for half-day tours
    • Diagonal ski carry or horizontal/vertical snowboard carry
    • Front panel access to avalanche safety kit pocket
    • Stowable helmet carry for cool and comfortable climbs
    • Internal hydration pocket with insulated harness sleeve
    • Main front panel pocket offers wet/dry gear division
    • Osprey creates innovative gear that matches their love of adventure
    • Item #OSP006D

    Tech Specs

    [main] 420HD nylon packcloth, [accent] 420D nylon mini check dobby, [bottom] 420HD nylon packcloth
    [small/medium] 20L (1220cu in), [medium/large] 22L (1343cu in)
    1.2mm HDPE framesheet, thermoformed back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    padded and adjustable, adjustable sternum strap
    Waist Belt
    yes, EVA padding, ErgoPull closure, zippered pockets
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, insulated hose sleeve
    front panel
    1 J-zip avy tool storage, 1 goggle
    Gear Loops
    yes, tuckaway
    Ski Carry
    yes, diagonal
    Snowboard Carry
    yes, horizontal and vertical
    Helmet Carry
    yes, stowable
    Ice Axe Carry
    Weight Capacity
    15 - 25lb
    22 x 11 x 8in
    Claimed Weight
    [small/medium] 2lb 10.4oz, [medium/large] 2lb 12.6oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Nice backcountry pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought this for my pre-work dawn patrol runs at PC Mountain. Nice and comfortable and carries everything I need. My husband says he's gonna steal it from me so I think I'll be buying another one real soon.

    Ski season and beyond

      What I like!
      -enough room for camera, snowshoes (to attach), extra layer, phone, wallet, water (hydrate or diedrate)
      -comfortable and not too large
      -can also carry snowshoes
      -always a fan of hip straps for snacks or anything else
      -an insulated hydration sleeve!!! So many packs say "hydration compatible" but once it gets cold the water can freeze in the tube. That's happened to me when snowshoeing but no longer. This can fit a 3L reservoir by the way
      -nylon construction makes it a great choice in the snow

      What I don't
      -The 22 is a bit awkward to carry skis with, I'd upgrade to the 32L. A customer on another site left this helpful desciption for how to carry skis though: "if you take that top strap out and direct the buckle-side of the strap through the narrow loop/tunnel (don't know what else to call it) that sits between where the strap starts and the other buckle, it creates a loop for your skis at the top right of the pack. Doing with this will give you diagonal carry."

      Hey Ben - The 22L is great for quick carries, utilizing the top strap tucked away by the left shoulder to secure the top of the diagonal carry. The 32L is better for longer days. Thanks for the review!

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      Great Winter Pack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Bought this pack over a couple years ago, and it is still in great shape. I've used it primarily for resort skiing and snowshoeing as it is great to pack in a few extra layers or snacks. The customer service at Osprey is the best. While crossing a snow field on Mt. Timpanogos in early spring, a clip on the back of the bag broke. I submitted a claim to Osprey and within a week I had a replacement part no questions asked. The pack is very solid and has plenty of attachments on the exterior for any small tie-ons you may have, and they are easily hidden away when not in use. The narrow profile has made it great for lifts, as I haven't had to remove it every run. Simply a great pack for anything winter or small everyday things. Wouldn't recommend the pack for anything in high heat, as the pack is not intended for ventilation.

      Awkward ski attachment

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      Very awkward ski attachment system. Not user friendly. I decided to return it in favor of something more straightforward. I had difficulty even finding any instructions (including on the Osprey website) about attaching skis to this pack.

      Hi there -

      This attachment system is clean and tucked away, perfect for short bootpacks. Diagonal carry only for skis because the pack itself is too narrow for A-frame, because it's also designed to be worn in bounds and on a chairlift. I will look into an instructional video about the attachment and get it posted. Sorry it wasn't more apparent!

      Osprey Rep

      Good basic low-volume pack

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

      This pack gets the job done for short tours where you don't need to haul a ton of gear. light and durable, great for quick laps with some water, layers, and the standard safety gear

      Solid pack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This pack is awesome for any sidecountry or small tours. the compartments are laid out great and its not a super heavy pack. If you're looking for a 22L bag for touring look no further.

      Perfect Solution for Sidecountry Skiing

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This pack is super well thought out and packed with useful features. I especially love to use this pack when I'm doing stuff in the sidecountry. The front pocket lets me store my wet avalanche gear separately without getting my extra layers soaked. The helmet carry is quick and easy to deploy. Attaching my skis for steep boot packs was lightning quick after I adjusted everything the first time. The hip pockets were super helpful to store the essentials for quick access.

      If you're looking for a dedicated backcountry pack I would maybe go with the 32L version as it gives the option for A-Frame Carry (which this pack does not) But for a sidecountry or resort ski bag, look no further. The Kamber Is Awesome!

      love this thing

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this pack to use while snowboarding and ended up using it for everything. I now hike, bike, snowboard, and travel with this thing. Its super comfy and has a ton of storage for how little it is. The insulated hose sleeve is very nice to keep from freeze in the winter and keep dust off the mouthpeice in the summer.

      I love this pack.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this pack mid-season 2016/17. There was so much powder. This bag is light, has all the places, pockets, and stashes for all day back country or just heading into the trees on a powder hunt. I have a bladder, I pack a hot choclate, puffy down, extra beanie, shovel, poles, and don’t really feel the weight. I would highly recommend it.

      Awesome pack for backcountry day trips

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love. This. Pack! Osprey is still doing it right.

      I picked up one of these for day long ski tours and it has been perfect. I feel like Osprey paid attention to every detail on this pack. I've used it as a resort pack a few times as well and it worked great, though I felt it was a little overkill size-wise and I could use something smaller.

      I just took this with me on a ski mountaineering trip up Mount Hood and it performed really well. Carried the weight of my skis and everything else I had in the pack (extra layers, crampons, goggles, gloves, avy gear, snacks, water, camera, etc.) really well. It also has an insulated zippered sleeve for your hydration tube so it doesn't freeze while your skinning and skiing. You can see the integrated hydration tube sleeve in the picture that I've included.

      Let me know if you have any questions : )

      Awesome pack for backcountry day trips

      Great Pack and comfortable

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

      Have only used one time but didn't even know I had a pack on while skiing and I have never used a backpack while skiing. Super comfortable, waist strap really works well. Fits shovel, probe etc with ease. I didn't have to take it off on the lift which was one of the reasons for choosing this size pack. You certainly sit farther forward on the lift with the pack on but it wasn't much of an issue at all. Everything seems sturdy and well made as others have said about this pack. Excited to use this more as the season goes on.

      Love This Pack for Splitboarding!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used this pack all season for splitboarding and have no complaints. It is built to last with strong components everywhere. The snowboard carry and A-frame carry are easily adjustable and work great. The hydration sleeve is next to your back to keep that weight in close. The oversize zipper to the main compartment is super durable and easy to use. The goggle pocket has a super soft material to keep your lenses scratch-free. This pack is more comfortable than most of the competitors with well-padded straps and waist belt. Overall the Kamber is very user-friendly, well designed, and built with tough and quality materials. The pack also has a lifetime warranty.

      Repeat customer

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used to have the old version of this, the Kode, which I loved but always felt was a little narrow to get stuff into. The new version is way more accessible. Same great quality as always!

      Great BC pack!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have found another great Osprey pack. As with the other ones I own, this seems to fit me perfectly and I don't even notice wearing it. Great for day backcountry trips or stepping out of bounds. It holds all I need with room to spare if I need to add a little extra.

      Perfect for quick missions

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is my go-to pack for pre-work dawn patrols or anything else that only really involves one or two laps. It's a perfect size for my avy tools, puffy, an extra layer, water, a couple other items and a helmet in the helmet carry. With all that there's just enough room to stuff your skins in for the descent. Anything more than that and I'd really be pushing it.

      If we're talking a full day tour though, this bag probably doesn't have enough room for what I'd be looking to bring (more water, food, extra layers, etc.).

      Favorite features: awesome helmet carry with multiple position options, generous hip belt pockets, and its general low profile design. I thought that I would miss having a back panel access, but for a bag this small its not really necessary.

      Mark - excellent assessment of this pack - Great for a few laps, but the Kamber 32 is there for when you need more room. The Kamber 22 also has a low enough profile to be used on a chairlift. Enjoy!

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      Great short BC, Side country, sled bag.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have used this pack a few times and while I can't speak for the durability, I can say that I have no complaints on this pack.

      The padded goggle compartment, pull out helmet carry, and hip compartments are some of my favorite features. Great for storing a strap or snack bar.

      I have been able to store a bladder, skins, extra layers, extra food, and dslr camera, along with avalanche gear comfortably in this pack and I am sure I could fit a few more things as well.

      If you are looking for the best bag before going with an airbag pack, this is a great choice.

      Great for in bounds skiing or short BC

        I love this backpack, the zippers and overall fabric quality INSTANTLY stand out over any other pack you will have used. The amount of features and adjust-ability is insane, every time you use it you find something new about the pack.

        It has both ski and snowboard carry options as well as pockets for keeping your helmet, goggles, and avy gear in the pack plus it has drainage ports on the bottom for if you do throw slightly wet gear in it.

        Too much good about this backpack not to get it.

        Hey David - Totally agree - perfect for in bounds or a trek for a few laps in the Backcountry! The narrow profile makes this easy on the lift, but still has great organization. Thank you for the great review!

        Osprey Rep

        Perfect size pack

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is a great bag for everyday use at the resort or for shorter AT hikes. Its the perfect size to pack an extra layer, water, and a few snacks with enough room to stuff away your skins at the end of your hike! It sits nice and close to your body so you don't actually feel like you are lugging around something behind you. Perfectly happy with Osprey products as always.

        A great choice! an amazing bag!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I am 63 and 185lbs and I really like the Osprey Kamber 22. It is unequally geared towards BC skiing and winter adventures. It is an excellent winter day bag. All pockets and straps are designed for winter fun equipment, keeps water out very well and the bag feels like it is part of you when you ride! It is super durable and user friendly. The zipper loops make it super easy to open and close with gloves on. It has plenty of space and straps to attach skis helmets and boots. Also it has pockets on both hip straps! You can fit compass, inclinometer cell phone, glasses and snacks all in the easy access pockets! As a bigger guy i would rather have the 32L

        A great choice! an amazing bag!

        I don't see any straps on the top of pack to carry a snow board vertically. Are they hidden in pack?