Pronounced “energy”, the NRG pack from Crazy Idea is anything but crazy. Non-garish colors, a full checklist of features, and an affordable price make the pack very sensible for skimo racing or light & fast ski mountaineering. We also give them props for taking an honest product photo (your race pack is more likely to look crumpled than stuffed with a pillow).
Note the ski carry system holds skis with tails up to about 130mm, but could be lengthed by changing the elastic cord. The adjustable wrap-around shoulder strap is very long to accommodate wide tips and the attachment clip is easy to operate.
|Access||Top & side|
|Hydration||Sleeve & strap-holder compatible|
|Ski Carry||Loop & clip|
|Shovel / Probe||Internal straps|
|Ice Axe||Two cords and velcro loops|
|Team Tether||Compatible, tow line not included|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, speed mountaineering|
|Notes||Nicely adjustable ski carry system|
|Bottom Line||Solid, feature complete pack|