Skimo Co

The Taka UL 20L is Blue Ice's purposefully designed pack for skimo racing and speedy backcountry touring. The minimalist design will appeal to skiers who value simplicity and quick transitions, while still having the key features needed for most ski descents. The ripstop nylon fabric offers great durability for the weight, and the foam back panel insert can be removed for weight savings on race day or inserted to protect your back from your pointy bits of gear. The back panel and straps are designed for breathability and are made from a soft nylon mesh fabric that will be comfortable even when loading the pack to its full capacity.

Unlike many packs in the race category, the Taka UL 20L features a dedicated sleeve for your shovel blade, handle, and probe. A separated crampon pocket in the lower part of the pack keeps your sharps separate from the rest of your gear and can also be used to store large quantities of peanut M&M's, essential fuel for long days in the backcountry. Another unique feature is the Taka UL 20L's locking ski carry hook, which offers rapid deployment (essential for racing) as well as the ability to secure your skis more reliably for longer and more consequential boot-packs in the backcountry. The ski carry loop at the bottom of the pack is elasticated to accommodate skis of various widths without extra length flapping around underneath your pack. A small zippered internal pocket for your keys and two stretchy front pockets for soft flasks or nutrition caps off the design of this lightweight pack. For races, speedy dawn patrols, or long days where you need to move fast, the Blue Ice Taka UL 20L pack is well worth your consideration.

  • Single ice axe carry allows you to remove your axe while still wearing the pack.
  • Stretchy quick-carry with locking hook gives you the best of both worlds - fast enough for racing, but secure enough for bigger skis and backcountry use.
  • Large crampon pocket for easy access to ski or boot crampons, a rappel cord, or snacks without taking off the pack.
  • Separated pocket for avy tools ensures easy and reliable access to your safety gear.
  • Removable back panel to save grams on race day.
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Volume 20L
Access Top and side
Hydration Bladder and soft flask compatible
Ski Carry Quick ski carry hook
Shovel / Probe Interior pocket
Ice Axe Quick attachment for a single ice axe
Stash Pockets 2 mesh on shoulder straps
Security Pocket Yes
Team Tether Partner pull loop
Whistle Yes
Specs Verified
Skimo Co Says
Usage Skimo racing of any distance
Notes Back panel foam is removable for saving extra grams
Bottom Line Lightweight, fully-featured race pack

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