Once you have the ability to put your skis on you pack without removing it, it’s tough to go back to traditional systems. Simple shoulder-hooks are the fastest while the wrap-around cords are more secure. Runners will appreciate the vest-style packs with everything in front.
As an ode to the glorious retro past of yore, Dynafit took their Speed 25 + 3, combined it with hip colors, and called it the Low Tech 25 + 3. Built with versatility in mind, the unisex Low Tech 25 + 3 incorporates many smart features designed to make the life of speedy ski tourers easier and more groovy. Just look at the quick ski carry, drinking system compatibility, and removabl..
Increasingly, many airbag owners are discovering the benefits of a battery-operated system. That is, the ability to travel on an airplane, multiple deployments on a single charge, and forgoing the hassle of needing to refill a canister after a single use. Recognizing this, Ortovox and Arc’teryx collaborated to create the Avabag Litric platform. Taking this platform, Ortovox made th..
From accordions to armadillos, it is clear that an expandable-collapsible design can be useful. Dynafit has recognized this wisdom in their Speed 25+3 Pack. Encompassing a litany of handy features for light n’ fast ski touring, this pack’s claim to fame is an additional zipper that reveals an extra three liters of storage space. This might come in handy carrying an extra puffy for ..
Everything you need and nothing you don’t. Besides being a pretty sweet marketing slogan for a utopian residential community, this phrase is also an apt descriptor for Ski Trab’s Sprint.2 Pack! This pack’s streamlined 15-liter design has all the features you need to blast your way to a podium spot, short of a jetpack or personal training facility at 3,000m. It’s light enough for ru..
To stay safe there are certain pieces of gear you need in the backcountry. To stay light there are specific pieces of gear you need. The Ski Trab Aero 2.0 Race pack lets you carry all of the essentials with a minimum of weight. A dedicated shovel pocket and probe sleeve are positioned away from the body for comfort and easy access. Maybe don't tell anyone, but this pack has space f..
The new Dynafit DNA 16 pack is loaded with new features that further allow the skier to customize the pack for their specific needs. Offering height adjustable chest straps to dial in the perfect fit, and repositionable ski carry loop to find the ideal configuration to carry skis. The Dynafit DNA pack also will help your teammate when they start dragging behind by adding a rope par..
When an industry leader in lightweight, purpose-driven gear delivers a minimalist pack built for high-performance ski mountaineering, you bet we are going to be there for the unveiling. The Veloce is CAMP's lightest and most simplistic race pack, specifically designed for vertical and sprint race formats. Of course, we think the Veloce can also be used for fast dawn-patrol missions..
The CAMP Rapid Racing Pack is built on the same beloved platform as the Rapid, one of the most popular race style packs around, only the Racing version went on a substantial diet to optimize for speed, speed, and more speed. The new version uses a superlight fabric and features two different ski carrying systems that lets racers attach and detach skis without removing the pack. The..
The Speed 20 is Dynafit's black-and-white answer to the difficult question: "what backpack should I wear?" Loaded with enough features to satisfy the demands of weight-conscious mountaineers and ergonomic enough to use for races, the Speed 20 is a viable retort. One huge pocket with side-zip access takes care of safety equipment, extra layers, and food. A Velcro side-pouch can hold..
The original Ski Raptor Pack from CAMP toed the line nicely between a higher volume freeride pack but with the slick skimo features to make even the baggiest of pant wearing park rats feel like Kilian Jornet. Once again CAMP has outdone themselves with the Ski Raptor 20 Pack, a sleeker lower volume version of the Ski Raptor 30 Pack built for shorter missions. New ventilated back pa..
Long used in distance running, “running vests” give an individual the ability to explore the furthest reaches of wilderness due to the extra goodies that can be brought along, without the bulky restrictive feeling of a pack. Because of this, the good folks at La Sportiva created the Course pack, which combines the comfort of a running vest with the simplistic functionality of a ski..
The Rapid is the brother of the world-renowned Rapid Racing pack, except this is built with a higher emphasis on day-to-day use outside of a race course. The Rapid is an excellent pack for everything from racing to long days accessing technical lines. A nifty velcro crampon pouch provides easy access to crampons (camera, overmitts, water bottle, etc) without removing the pack. EZ O..
Built on the same time-tested platform as the Speed 20 pack, the Speed 28 operates under the same philosophy as its lower-volume brethren. Except in this case, Dynafit argues that more volume is better. If you’re doing more touring than racing, you just might agree. Breathable shoulder straps, a luscious back-panel, and supportive hip belt ensure a comfy fit the entire day. The mai..
Just as Sauron crafted one ring to rule them all, CAMP crafted the Speed Raptor 30 to rule all your pack needs. This intelligently laid out pack borrows the best traits from skimo and freeride-oriented ski packs to create an adventure-ready companion, eagerly awaiting your next ski mountaineering mission. While booting often feels like crawling up the fiery slopes of Mount Doom, th..
The Blacklight Pro Pack is a rugged touring accessory for those who need a lightweight, all-day, touring pack. The straps have an anatomical fit to reduce unwanted pull on your shoulders and back, a common problem with backpacks. This pack also provides attachments and room for all your necessary equipment. There is an internal waterproof pocket for your valuables, a built-in cramp..
One of the (very) few drawbacks of the amazing X3-600 pack is that gear on the bottom of the top loader can be hard to access. Well now CAMP has enabled you to go in through the back door. A secret zippered panel has been installed on the back for more direct access to that important stuff you accidentally packed first. And since the designers were already adding a few grams, they ..
There are two types of pack-wearing individuals; those who use just one pack for all their backcountry needs and those that have a pack for every subset of touring (e.g., a race pack, mountaineering pack, freeride pack, beer pack, etc…). Never one to take sides, Dynafit, with the reimagined Free 30 W, has created something that everyone can be happy with. Its 30 L volume, quick ski..
We know you want to look good and be an efficient skier when you're touring the backcountry. Now you can don a sleek backpack for those dawn patrols because Dynafit has made a lightweight, anatomically shaped, fully featured, water-repellent backpack that is also quite svelte. The Expedition 30 Backpack is designed for all-day touring and comfort, for you and your gear. The top of ..
The Dynafit FREE 32 Pack seemingly takes from both the lightweight skimo world AND the definitely-not-skimo feature-rich world. Made out of the same, rugged material as the Expedition packs, this new pack is sure to hold up against almost anything that is thrown at it. Along with its burly fabric, it'll hold all of your sharp & pointy bits, including ice axes and razor-sharp sk..
Ultimate Direction is one of the top names in the endurance sports world, and they reached that position by creating products that work extremely well for a number of different tasks. The SCRAM-- Skiing, Climbing, Running, And More-- pack is the go-to pack of Anton Krupicka, the world-class trail runner, and if that isn't enough of a reason for you to buy this pack, read on. With a..
In a tale as old as backcountry skiing, the ushering in of summer means the ushering out of a trusty and reliable companion - your ski pack. Tired of seasonal specificity and the perennial heartbreak that follows, Ultimate Direction set out to create a pack that could tag along regardless of the season. With the introduction of the All Mountain, Ultimate Direction has solved the ri..
CAMP takes pride in making purpose-driven gear that’s perfect for a specific job. In this case, with the Be Safe, the idea was to create a stuff sack for safety gear that can be easily transferred from pack to pack depending on the day’s needs. The last thing you need when, say, preparing for a rescue, is to fumble about moving gear. The CAMP Be Safe is a moveable space designated ..
Maybe you're using a pack that doesn't have a built-in helmet storage slot. Or maybe you're going on a ski vacation, and just want a versatile helmet storage case. Whatever the reason may be, the Mammut Helmet Holder Pro is a versatile storage bag that attaches to virtually any backpack. Four elastic hooks and a daisy chain on the bottom of the bag hook to a wide array of packs and..
Backpacks are like best friends that hug you and keep you safe. They've always got your back and, as long as you remember to bring them along, will be there for you no matter what. But when you're out breaking trail and your backpack is left to bring up the rear, who has your backpack's back? The ARVA Helmet Holder is one candidate. It keeps the lines of your backpack* tight for th..
Here at Skimo Co, we have been hesitant to jump on the airbag train because of their excessive weight. Enter the Mammut Ultralight with the Removable Airbag 3.0 system. The pack is nearly race-weight without a cannister, and still comes in under 2kg with the cannister. That means you may not have to sacrifice much speed for the additional avalanche safety. The compressed air system..
You just picked the perfect pack for light and fast strikes in the mountains, but now you can't fit your helmet! The easy solution is Mammut's helmet holder. 4 stretchable loops can be fastened around attachment points on the back of your pack and will fit most configurations. Leave room for a puffy, thermos and travel sized Scrabble board in your pack by conveniently placing your ..
As the big brother of the Ultralight pack, the 30-liter version allows you to carry technical gear and a few more candy bars. The Light Removable Airbag 3.0 offers the same safety features since it’s also equipped with Mammut’s third iteration RAS. The bigger pack is still light by itself, but it’s built with an aluminum frame to better handle a bigger load. That is important when ..
Airbags, contrary to their name, are not made of air, and thus are not known to be the lightest of protective systems. This abundance of extra heft, therefore, has traditionally left many airbags out of the quivers of those seeking to put in the biggest vertical days. Thankfully, the good folks at Arva realized the need and created the Tour 25 UL. This airbag is light on weight but..
Say goodbye to constantly refilling airbag canisters and the hassles of traveling with them and say "Hello" to the SCOTT Patrol E1 30 Avy Pack! The E1 Alpride Airbag System is the lightest electronic airbag yet and is simple to use, simple to charge, easy to travel with, and extremely reliable. It’s powered by 4 supercapacitors that don’t use a chemical reaction to store energy so ..
Dedication is important. Dedication to training, dedication to days in the mountains, a dedicated safety equipment compartment like you will find in Dynafit's Speed 20 pack. Almost too many features to mention, yet not-a-one worth overlooking, this race-oriented pack is well-engineered by the skimo experts at Dynafit. Since you're working hard, this pack has an Airmesh back panel a..