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 panel access and wider FullBack Door zip gives the pack great breathability and quick and easy access to items in the pack. Made from durable 420D ripstop nylon one could easily expect the Ski Raptor 20 to hold up just about any abuse encountered on ski mountaineering objectives. CAMP has also designed a new innovative ski carry loop for the X-Press ski carry that can be set up in two different positions making for less spine torquing when inserting the ski tails during transitions. Quick access ice axe loops for mid-slope “Oh crap” moments and hideaway pole and helmet carry options round out the pack for nearly every feature you could imagine. Much like its predecessor, the Ski Raptor 20 Pack is a light and fast ski mountaineering dream pack bringing some new useful and innovative features from the skimo racing world and adapting it for the general backcountry skiing population.
- Beefy 420D nylon material stands up to repeated days of abuse.
- Reliable X-Press ski carry system allows for quick on and off transitions without having to remove your pack.
- Ski carry loop can be set into two different positions for easier transitions when pack is loaded verse not loaded.
- One big main compartment zippered pocket and one smaller zip compartment for accessories.
- Quick access ice axe carry system allowing for deployment of ice axe whenever the need may arise.
- Stow away helmet and pole carry options hideaway nicely when not in use.
- Two waistbelt pockets for all of your knickknacks.
- Hydration compatible for those who like to go without hard bottles.
Update 2023/24: This model was replaced by CAMP Ski Raptor 20 Pack.
|Access||Top and back|
|Ski Carry||A-Frame and X-Press|
|Shovel / Probe||Main pocket|
|Ice Axe||External loop|
|Stash Pockets||On both sides of waist belt|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All types of touring|
|Notes||20 liter version of of the beloved Ski Raptor pack|
|Bottom Line||Generously featured pack in a day tour size|
|Compare to other Backpacks|
Questions & Reviews
The A-frame ski carry on the Ski Raptor 20L is great! The compression straps do the trick. I am not sure you will ever find a pack that will be truly comfortable running with skis. However, an A-frame will probably keep the weight of the skis closest to your center of mass, hopefully reducing pack bounce. Just mind branches overhead...
The 20L Ski Raptor might be snug if you have the full glacier kit with you. However, the good news, Camp makes a 30L Ski Raptor.
* Where's the "dedicated pocket" for shovel and probe? I was expecting something like the sleeve on the Ski Raptor.
* Where's the "hideaway" helmet carry? I was expecting something like the stretchy mesh on the Ski Raptor.
* How does the axe carry allow for one-handed removal. (I've ice climbed since the late '90s, so I'm familiar with axe carries in general.)
* How does the pole carry work?
The product card with the pack just lists the features, but not how to find them... I assume I'm missing something obvious, but Google hasn't helped much so far.
Thanks for your help!
1. While the card on the pack says it has a "fast access pocket for shovel and probe," in reality, it doesn't. The 30L, however, does.
2. In typical Italian fashion, the hideaway helmet carrier is actually two tabs located on the front of the pack, hidden in plain sight. Please see the picture above for details.
3. The one-handed axe carrier is located on the 30L version, and while some yogis may be able to retrieve the axe single-handedly, we wouldn't recommend trying on the 20L version.
4. The pole carry is located on the right side of the pack, by the ice axe carry (the uppermost elastic strap is one of the helmet tabs, and also the upper ice axe carry loop). Slide your pole through both of the elastic loops, and pull the tabs tight.
Thanks for asking these questions, and please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions or concerns!
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