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Soelden 42L Backpack

4 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $115.50 Original price: $210.00
45% off
Color:Dustmoss Green


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Why We Like The Soelden 42L Backpack

When we are skinning a couple of miles into a remote yurt we trust the Soelden 42L pack to get us there while keeping us organized and our gear dry. The DWR treated nylon face fabric can handle everything from a blizzard to a snag on low hanging branches so that we can keep moving at all times. Meanwhile, the many tool carry options and a quick access avalanche tool pocket, keep us ready for anything and everything that can happen in the alpine.


  • Large backcountry pack for winter alpine expeditions
  • Durable nylon face fabric handles wear and tear
  • 42L capacity has plenty of room for layers and snacks
  • Padded shoulder straps lock in a secure and comfortable fit
  • Ski and Snowboard carry help you boot pack spicy ridges
  • Helmet and ice axe carry keep you prepared for anything
  • Plenty of interior and exterior pockets keep you organized
  • Item #OSPZ1BH
[face fabric] 210D nylon shadowbox, PFC-free DWR coating, [secondary fabric] 210D nylon dobby, PFC-free DWR coating, [bottom] 210D nylon dobby, PFC-free DWR coating
42L (2563cu in)
LightWire, HDPE framesheet
Shoulder Straps
padded, contoured
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
Reservoir Included
front panel, back panel, top
1 avalanche gear compartment, zippered hip belt, 1 stash goggle/accessory, removable top lid with 2 zippered pockets
Gear Loops
yes, internal rope compression strap
Ski Carry
A-frame, diagonal
Snowboard Carry
vertical, horizontal
Helmet Carry
yes, stowaway
Ice Axe Carry
26.77 x 12.6 x 12.2in
Claimed Weight
ski, snowboard
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Overall Rating

4 based on 2 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2022

Another solid Osprey product

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

This is my 3rd Osprey pack that serves its own purpose and as usual am impressed by the quality and usability. However, after some thought I have to knock off a star despite being more than capable of getting me through my recent hut trip. 1.) The helmet carry struggles when the pack is not full. This works as expected when the pack is full, but I had a heck of a time getting my helmet to stay on properly after shedding weight in the hut and going out for a few laps. I tried multiple different configurations, but by the end of the trip if I was skinning with a light pack I stopped fiddling with the helmet carry and threw it straight in my pack. Not a major issue, but caused some annoyance. 2.) No straps or ties for the top flap if you are using the brain. This is another annoyance rather than a major design flaw. I didnt think this would bother me, but even when I rolled it or stuffed it inside the main compartment it was just another thing in the way that didnt have anywhere to go, and I couldnt use the loops on the flap for the helmet carry that I thought may have solved my previous issue. Would purchase again as I love the dedicated avy pocket, solid feeling while skiing, and no fear of putting my shovel through the side of an ultra light pack.

Charles P
4 out of 5 stars

March 9, 2022

Plenty of room for hut to hut trips

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
One Size
5' 10"

I bought this pack for some hut trips this winter in Colorado and Canada. My Soelden 32 just didn?t have the capacity. I?m 5?10? and the pack fits me fine. If you are several inches shorter the bottom might hit your butt. What I like: Plenty of capacity. Top and back loading main compartment. Removable lid with two zippered pockets has lots of room for stuff you need to get at quickly. Helmet net attaches to top or back of pack. I like the back of pack option because you don?t have to take the helmet off to get at your gear. Unlike the Soleden 32, the Soleden 42 has avi gear storage in the section of the pack away from your back. There is plenty of room for probe, shovel, and skins in this part of the pack, and there are long sleeves for your probe and shovel handle. Gear storage is close to your back, and has a large toothed zipper around the back pad that allows the pack to open up completely. This is in addition to top loading. While this is convenient, the large zipper lets in snow. So your gear will get wet. Plan accordingly . This is the only design flaw. In my Soleden 32, this area is used for all your avi and wet gear and it doesn?t matter if snow gets in. The big zipper makes sense for quick access. It just doesn?t make sense in the Soleden 42. The ski carry options are flexible and worked just fine. I was carrying 25 lbs and the pack was comfortable, no issues with fit.

Thomas R