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I am looking for a good women's specific day backpack, to be used on a skiing trip to Wyoming in a couple months. I think a women's specific pack is the way to go, especially given my well-endowed frame (eh-hem. . .). Although there seem to be so many more men's options out there. . . i'm not sure what the general consensus is on women specific packs?? Also, I don't necessarily need a backcountry ski backpack per se, as much as I need a day pack for when I snowshoe Yellowstone & Grand Tetons (single day jaunts). I would like something that will hold trekking poles and a hydration bladder, and have a spot I can easily stow or strap my snowshoes to. I've also heard that for winter sports, a pack with an insulated bladder pocket (to prevent freezing) is optimum. Not sure if this is necessary in Wyoming?? Oh, and I'd like to use this backpack as my flight "carry-on", as well. So, it should be as large as possible (hopefully to accommodate my snowboard boots for the plane ride along with some clothes), yet not exceed the airline's carry-on baggage size limitation of 45" (L + W + H). Am I asking too much??? My online research has produced a few options within my very limited budget (some I've found in clearance at steep discount): Mammut Adina, Mountainsmith LOLA, Mountainsmith Ivy & REI Traverse. Tt's so hard to discern scale, quality etc. . . from photos on the internet, so any feedback or further suggestions would be SO helpful!!!