Looking for a fully-functional, technical pack that is great for skimo racing and day touring? Look no further than the Movement SkiAlpi pack. At 24 liters, it is the perfect size and weight and has all the functionality you need for moderate technical ascents. Nothing on the pack is over the top as it rides well on your shoulders and back. No necessary component is forgotten for day-tours and basic mountaineering. Movement's ability to refine their products towards perfection is evident in the SkiAlpi pack and it won't leave you wishing for more.
- Large main compartment and conveniently accessible valuables pocket.
- Ice-axe loop and crampon-pocket for quick access to those necessary tools.
- Insulated, shoulder-strap mounted bottle-holder for hydration (+33g).
- Diagonal ski-carry with quick D-Ring clip for fast transitions.
- Tow-loop for team races or dragging your partner on long objectives.
- Whistle made of carbon based material is mounted on the shoulder-strap.
- Great match with the Alpi helmet.
|Access||Top, side, front|
|Hydration||Sleeve-compatible, bottle holder on shoulder strap|
|Ski Carry||Quick Clip D-Ring|
|Shovel / Probe||Probe and shovel handle sleeves within the main compartment|
|Ice Axe||Loop & bungee|
|Stash Pockets||Two mesh on shoulder straps|
|Team Tether||Truck Bull|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Skimo racing, ski touring|
|Notes||Heat-trapping bottle holder|
|Bottom Line||Awesome racing and touring bag|
|Compare to other Backpacks|
Questions & Reviews
- it's really light
- decent ski carry system
- separate compartment for sharps
- breathable straps / back
- like other race-style packs, durability is an issue; the ski carry has cause some minor abrasion to the fabric the first few times I used it. Additionally, it's barely robust enough for spring missions where hiking with skis/boots on pack
- could use a few more spots on the straps / hip belt for storage. It has two very small mesh pockets on the straps, but other packs have adapted to allow for more immediate access to food / gear / etc
Overall a nice pack as long as you don't mind the durability issues or plan on abusing it.
Skis easily sling in all kinds of terrain. Pocket for crampons has been well-used and super appreciated. The chest-accessible water has been my favorite new thing to have. I was easily able to put two ice axes on yesterday when the need arose. Pack is super lightweight with everything you need for a regular skimo day. For a monster day with much more equipment requirements I would bring a bigger pack for more room and more built-in support (beefier hip belt, bigger shoulder straps, more room inside) etc.
So - totally loving this pack, definitely recommend.
This pack does not have specific attachment points for a helmet holder. Hope this helps!
Pros: Can carry wider skis. I used it with K2 Wayback 95 that I use for ski mountaineering. Pack size can fit enough for a non-technical ski mountaineering day (axe/crampons but no rope/harness) with a minimalist mindset. The crampon pocket fits my small puffy and aluminum crampons in their bag. Very light weight. I like the bottle carry and experimented with using it on another pack, which worked great.
Cons: You really have to pack carefully to get everything into this bag. My Voile shovel (which is beefy, yes) barely fits, I have to pack it first and almost stretch the fabric to jam it in. You also want to make sure the shovel is put in so that it sits flat against your back, otherwise your probe & handle will dig into your back. My other issue is with the diagonal ski carry: When the pack is full, the skis are pushed away which makes the strap pull on your shoulder in a weird way. If your bag is nearly empty, this won't be a problem.
Conclusion: Seems like a nice race pack, but I'm not convinced it will work for general use for me yet.
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