If you’ve spent sleepless nights thinking about minimalist skimo packs (like Ultimate Direction did), you will end up designing the Skimo 8. At just 8 liters, the trail-inspired racing vest is the fastest way to fly. Weighing next to nothing and hugging you like a daughter, the “eight” might as well not even be on your back. But if you’re forced to carry a few items (see race checklist) or might need to put your skis on your back while out for a quick training lap, the Skimo 8 is the perfect companion. The vest-style pack is UD’s specialty, and it offers a fit and stability unlike a more traditional sack. With simple-yet-effective ski carry, shovel/probe hooks, and hydration options, this vest is the most useful arrangement of featherweight rip-stop nylon you’ll ever have.
|Size||Chest (in)||Chest (cm)|
* Measure your chest with your clothes on. Round up if you plan on packing the vest full.
|Hydration||Front flask holder|
|Ski Carry||Race hook|
|Shovel / Probe||Inner bungees|
|Ice Axe||Loop and bungee|
|Stash Pockets||3 front + hydration|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Skimo racing, hot laps|
|Notes||Vest-style rides well|
|Bottom Line||Minimalist skimo|