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La Sportiva Course Pack

$189.95

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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 skimo race pack. If a design engineer and a skimo racer had a baby that oddly turned out to be a backpack, this would be the result. Removable insulated bottle holder, stash pockets both zippered and non, reservoir tube attachment, the list goes on. With up to 20L of storage, there is more than enough room for an ambitious mission before work or a day out on the racecourse. The crampon pocket, which can be assimilated into the main pocket by undoing a zipper, allows the crampons to be accessed without needing to take the pack off, drastically reducing time spent transitioning. For those who’ve been seeking the simple functionality of a skimo race pack with the freedom of movement unique to a running vest, La Sportiva has your back.

  • 20L capacity allows you to bring an extra layer on that chilly day or a cold beverage when it heats up.
  • Ice axe carry allows for quick n’ easy access when the booting gets steep.
  • Crampon pocket gives fast and simple access to crampons so you can keep your pack on during transitions.
  • Ski carrier with plastic loop and hook-on back shoulder strap allow you to give your skis a ride for a change.
  • Included water bottle holder(36g) is insulated and removable.
Specifications
Weight
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578g
Volume 20L
Access Top zip and crampon pocket
Hydration Bottle on left shoulder strap, soft flask holder on right strap, and bladder compatible
Ski Carry Quick Carry
Shovel / Probe Main compartment
Ice Axe External carry
Stash Pockets 2 mesh zippered pockets on shoulder straps and 2 non-zippered pockets on the waist
Security Pocket No
Team Tether No
Whistle No
Specs Verified Yes
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing
Notes Crampon pocket can merge with the main compartment
Bottom Line Running vest feel with skimo pack functionality
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Questions & Reviews

11/15/2021
Question from clarkboulder
 
the La Sportiva (euro) website shows this as weighing 360g versus your listing of 575g. What am I missing here? Why the significant difference? Is theirs stripped down to bare min.? https://www.lasportiva.com/en/course-backpack-black-49u999100
11/16/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
We just verified the weight as 578g and updated the specs! If you remove the bottle holder, it ends up being 542g. Also, we've notified La Sportiva that their webpage may be a bit off.
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11/15/2021
Question from clarkboulder
 
Any chance you can show photo of the ski carry system or the hook that grabs the ski from the shoulder? Thanks
11/16/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
It is and adjustable piece of webbing with a metal ring to attach to a hook on the shoulder strap. The webbing has both elastic and velcro stitched to it.
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10/20/2021
Question from Dennis K
 
What is the ski carry on this like? Can skis be stowed without taking the pack off?
10/20/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for reaching out, Dennis. The pack has a quick carry feature that allows the skis to be carried without having to remove the pack. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Model: Course Backpack MPN: 49U-999100 UPC: 0801216396082

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