Design: fround loading internal
Size: 2200 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 10
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $50
I loved my K2 Pilchuck backpack! Unfortunately it was stolen and I am having a very hard time finding another one for less than $70.
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Stocked with an avalanche shovel and probe, the compact K2 Pilchuck Backcountry Pack kit is designed for skiers and snowboarders who like to hike for fresh snow. Minimalist backpack is thin enough to not get in the way while you ride lifts; 11liter (671 cu. in.) volume lets you pack the gear you need for short trips out of the ski area. K2 Pilchuck Backcountry Pack kit includes the K2 Rescue shovel and the K2 Avalanche Probe Alu 300. Rescue shovel has a strong aluminum blade and a shaft that extends from 28 - 64cm (11 in. - 25.25 in). Designed for utility, the shovel can be used as a standard shovel or you can convert it to hoe mode, which facilitates digging in tight locations. Holes in the shovel blade let you build a rescue sled with K2 BackSide skis and many Factory Team skis (sold separately); hardware to construct sled is not included. Included Avalanche Probe Alu 300 assembles quickly so you won't waste precious seconds while searching for a victim. Probe extends to 300cm (9 ft. 10 in.) and packs down to 42cm (16.5 in.); 1cm markings on the probe come in handy while you're recording snow pit data. Probe comes in a convenient storage bag. Remember to always wear an avalanche transceiver (sold separately) when you're backcountry skiing.
The K2 Pilchuck Backcountry Kit includes K2's Pilchuck ski pack, Carbon 230 Avalanche Probe, and Speed Shovel. The Carbon 230 probe is lightweight, strong, and easily able to pierce through thick snowpack while the Speed Shovel deploys quickly (thanks to an extendable shaft) and excavates concrete-like debris like no other. Both tools slide into their respective pockets in the light-and-fast Pilchuck pack.
Carry everything you need for a safe day trip into the backcountry with the K2 Pilchuck Pack. The low volume (11 liters) pack has room for the essentials, as well as organization pockets for extra food & gear. K2 exclusive adjustable ski strap for switching diagonal ski placement makes carrying your sticks a snap.
- Mountain Gear
Prepped for the backcountry, the K2 Pilchuck Backpack features two main compartments with a front shovel sleeve and Hypalon reinforced vertical snowboard carry straps with side carry ski carry straps for a hands free ascent. Additional features include a hydration compatible set up with neoprene exit port, K2 "Duo" Pull forward hip belt for load stability, Duraflex Stealth performance hardware, and zipped lower compartment with full rain cover.
- Altrec Outdoors