- September 22 2011
Just got this pack and I already love it! It's still summer so I haven't been able to use it for skiing obviously but everything seems perfect. The orange is an awesome color first off. I ordered a size up because that's all they had left but it still fits just fine. The pockets and compartments are great. I tried fitting an extra jacket in and it fit well. I also love that I can carry my skis A-frame or diagonally plus, I can carry my snowboard. I'm glad there was an instruction manual inside because there are some features I would've missed otherwise. The only semi-downside thing about it is that the zippers don't go all the way down. I'd say they stop about 1/3 of the way down. That's not really a terrible thing but you do have to dig deep into the compartments. Overall I definately recommend it for day skiing and backcountry. If you're going on a long excursion, the next size up might be preferable.
- April 7 2011
great ski pack for its size
For me this is a nice compromise between the larger packs above it and smaller below. It's still got enough space for me to do a fairly extensive day tour fitting shovel, probe, snow saw, crampons, ice axe few extra layers and more in it. quality is typical high osprey, ski attachment it burly and works great in both configurations. If this is the capacity you need it's a near perfect pack I think.
- February 22 2011
good sidecountry pack
Carries weight well. Sucks to the back while riding. The elastic zipper hook for carrying poles in the pack is a sweet feature. I like the two hipbelt pockets. A water bottle pocket like my Dakine Helipro would be nice, but not for riding. With the combo of Altrec's return policy and Osprey's lifetime free repair policy i dont see how I could regret this purchase. The only thing I wish it had that some other packs in this price range have is zippered access thru the back panel.
- December 7 2010
Best ski pack I've seen
The quality of this pack is outstanding; extremely comfortable. I am looking at using it for front side skiiing and it should be the perfect size for carrying a layer, snacks and a small camera. If going backcountry and need to carry more equipment, the larger size may be better
- January 19 2010
Excellent, well-designed pack
This is an exceptionally well-designed, well-made, and functionally excellent pack. It's easy to work with in the field, handles just the right amount of gear, and its "close to the body" fit makes it ideal for skiing and climbing applications. I'm delighted to have found it, very happy with its performance, and would strongly recommend it to others.