Got these for last season, and put a little over 30 days on them, both backcountry, resort, and a few skimo races. As you can see, they've been my quiver of one (as I'm a bit green to the scene, having finally given up tele), and they've been a fantastic quiver of one at that! Light enough for enjoyable uphills, and more than enjoyable for the descents. Definitely shines in the powder, and does well enough on the resort crud/ice. I'm 5'11" 150lb and got the 173cm skis.
I was the happy raffle winner of one of these packs this past season, and I've enjoyed using it in a few races since, including the powderkeg, and a couple tours. The pack weighs nothing, yet is very feature filled. I'm a bit newer to the scene, so this was my first experience with a skimo pack with this hook style of ski carry, and I'm quite impressed with it, even carrying my touring skis. The crampon pouch is fantastic, and easy access for whatever you've stashed there (and the magnet is way too much fun...
Bought it when I decided to do Rainier, and have since also skied Hood in it, and climbed a few glaciated peaks in the Alps. It's been great - lightweight, as comfortable as one can hope for under a heavy pack's waist belt, and easy on/off with skis/crampons on. On that note, and maybe its just me, but I can't shimmy it on/off - I have to undo the leg loops and primary double backed belt each time I take it on and off, same as I would with skis on my feet, even if I don't. Not a problem at all, unless your ...
It works as advertised, and well: easy secure attachment without slip, buying you some security on those steeper icy slopes without yet having to buy an ice tool. I got it for my Petzl Summit, which it is also compatible with. I also have the Summit Evo axe, which Petzl does not include as compatible with the Trigrest, but it can clamp onto the base of the Evo shaft. I think the reason Petzl didn't include the Evo is because of the flare the Evo has through the bend of the shaft, preventing you from placing...
I've loved mine for the past two years; sleek, functional, lightweight, and looks good even when the helmet isn't stowed. The one I bought was missing it's clips (manufacturing error) and at the time there were no more in stock, and skimo co kindly refunded me, and I used the refund money to buy some mini carabiners and I make it work. Or my wife does - we fight over who gets it each outing. Now that it's back in stock it's time to get a second and end the fights! :D
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