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Dynafit Speed 20 Pack - 2021/22


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 crampons or an extra water bottle. The body is made of 210D rip-stop nylon so durability will be the last thing on your mind. The Speed 20 is an updated version of the RC 20 which has your back but won’t hold you back.

  • Honeycomb Superlight nylon is a tough 210-denier rip-stop.
  • Adjustable-height sternum strap helps dial in skin access.
  • Anatomical Airmesh back keeps air moving where it should.
  • Removable shoulder-mounted bottle holder has a heat-reflective lining.
  • Velcro crampon pouch can also be used for layers or what-have-you.
  • Ice-axe holder and safety box round out the complete pack.
  • Hydration-compatible compartment and shoulder strap.
  • Ski-carry system can be detached for vertical/simple races.
  • Waterproof internal security pocket keeps your secrets.
  • Helmet holder expands from a horizontal zipper along the bottom of the pack.

Update 2022/23: Now that Dynafit has a racier 16, they reinvented the Speed 20.

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Volume 20L
Access Side zipper, velcro crampon box
Hydration Bladder compatible, removable front water bottle holder
Ski Carry Detachable race-hook
Shovel / Probe Dedicated internal shovel / probe pocket
Ice Axe Speed carry
Stash Pockets No
Security Pocket Waterproof internal zip
Team Tether No
Whistle No
Specs Verified Yes
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski touring, fitness-skiing
Notes Chest-strap can be adjusted up or down
Bottom Line Big enough to hold everything you need and not a candy bar more
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Mark P
Will this pack work okay for skimo racing?
Answer from Julieana
Hey Mark,

Yes this pack will work just fine for skimo races! It's got all the features you're looking for to make those speedy transitions but still has a bit more room in case you want to use it for general touring as well.
Answer from jbo
Hi Mark, I'd add that historically speaking this was Dynafit's main race pack. They added the slimmed down 16 a couple seasons ago.
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Question from Jeremy
What is the largest width ski that the ski carry will hold? it looks built for skis under 95mm waist...
Answer from Zak M
Hey Jeremy, the Dynafit Speed 20 should fit a 110mm tail without too many issues. Obviously, skis with smaller tails will just require a bit less fiddling though! Give us a shout if you have any more questions.
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Question from Sue
Would this work with Nordic skis and poles? Can you post a picture of the setup showing how the pack holds them?
Thank you!
Sue B
Answer from Zak M
Hey Sue, alas the Speed 20 pack won't work with nordic skis because they lack the heel piece in order to be held up by the ski carry. Let us know if you have any more questions.
Answer from Tim S
Hi Sue, it will only work with Nordic skis if you have skis held with your standard Nordic skis holder sleeves as shown in the photo below. The pack is very comfortable and light. I have the Speed 20 but I do lack some room for longer days and I need to ack extra clothes and food so I think the Speed 28 would be better for longer day missions.
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Question from john s
What's the shock cord on the right shoulder for?
Answer from Julieana
Hey John,
That is part of the ice axe carry system that secures the handle of the ice axe.
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Question from John B
Would a larger downhill helmet fit in this or would it only fit a smaller skimo helmet? Thanks!
Answer from Julieana
Hey John, the helmet carry on this is definitely designed for smaller helmets. You could just make it fit with a larger helmet if the pack is not full, but it would definitely be a squeeze.
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Question from Alex
How large of a shovel will this accommodate?
Answer from Jeff
Alex, this is a fast and light pack. It will accommodate a race or compact shovel. See the Speed 28.
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Question from Claire
Another question relating to size. Does this pack fit smaller people? I’m around 165cm. Or do you have another recommendation?
Best regards,
Answer from Jeff
Claire, I would say Yes. These lightweight packs are pretty small to begin with. We have the Camp Skin pack that comes in small and large. I compared the small to the height of the Speed 20 and it appears to be about the same.
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Question from Erik
Any inputs on the back length of this pack? I am quite a long guy (192 cm). Any inputs on this or another pack in the same category that fits long people would be much appreciated.

Best regards from Erik.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hi Erik. It's a decently long pack. At 192cm you're definitely tall but not so tall that this wouldn't work for you. A similar pack that we know confidently will fit a taller person better than a shorter person is the Trab Litepad pack. It's a little bit bigger of a pack than the Speed 20, but the Camp Ski Raptor will definitely fit a long torso really well. The Camp Rapid Racing pack is a favorite of mine and the body of the pack seems to be long enough we never see fit issues with it.
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