For fast and light ascents.
When April rolls around and conditions line up, those lines you've been staring at all winter start to look a little more inviting. The North Face built the Phantom 38 Backpack for those spring ski objectives you've been waiting all season for. The 38-liter capacity holds enough for big day missions and fast and light overnights, with a durable nylon construction that's ready for rugged alpine terrain.
The reinforced ski straps let you haul your boards in an A-frame while you're booting up a steep coulie and tool keepers let you stash your ice axes without slicing up the rest of your gear. The hip belt lets you keep skintrack essentials close by with a small zippered pocket and the removable top lid lets you go even lighter when you start to count ounces.
- A technical pack for spring ski mountaineering
- 38-liter capacity carries enough for a long day
- Durable nylon construction can handle rugged expeditions
- Ski-carry system for a quick and easy A-frame
- Detachable lid lets you go even lighter
- Tool keepers to safely stash your ice axe
- Hipbelt pockets keep essentials close by
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Waist-belt is made from super comfortable, flexy, foam which is highly adjustable while wearing gloves. It moves with the body seamlessly even when synched down carrying heavy ropes, ice gear, etc. The ice axe attachments are ultra-light reinforced bungee cord along the front-face of the pack, very intuitive to put on and off. The main compartment closure is a buckle as well as a separate tab for carrying ropes draped along the top.
Shoulder straps can be adjusted easily with one-hand and melded with my arms and upper chest easily. This pack is light, comfortable, and completely intuitive to use for any ice-climbing endeavors.