Mountain Hardwear Glisse

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Part of Mountain Hardwear’s Objective Series (for climbing, mountaineering, and now snow sports), the Glisse is designed for the multi-board, backcountry user who snowboards one day and skis the next. The Glisse can carry either a board (between the pack and back suspension panel, secured with a strap) or skis (using either side compression straps for an A-frame carry or the reinforced front panel for a diagonal carry). The back of the pack unzips for easy access when skis are strapped to its front.

The Glisse features an aluminum-perimeter frame for support. A front pocket organizes your shovel, probe, or skins, and a main pocket stores clothing, snacks, and smaller items in several organizer pockets. An internal hydration pocket exits into an insulated shoulder strap cover, for protection from cold winter temps.


Capacity 2050 cubic inches
Weight 3 lbs. 5 oz.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Mountain Hardwear's Glisse backpack is fine tuned for backcountry skiers who need their pack to be both lightweight and 100% utility. The Glisse is both, and so much more.

- Mountain Gear

Mountain Hardwear's Glisse Backpack holds your touring gear for a day of backcountry fresh pow attacks. Pack your shovel and probe in the Glisse Backpack's snow safety gear pocket for quick, easy access, and stash your snowy skins for the ride down. A padded trampoline back panel keeps your back cool as you skin up, and the Glisse's padded waist-belt secures the pack as you carve turns through pristine snow. Mountain Hardwear included an insulated hydration hose sleeve in the dual density shoulder straps to keep your water from freezing, and gave the Glisse Pack a padded front panel to keep your skis from ripping holes in your pack. Stash your goggles or sunglasses in the fleece-lined organizer compartment. Grab the 31L or 28L pack and fit in another fleece layer for colder weather treks, or keep it super-streamlined with the 25L pack.

- Backcountry Outlet

On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Glisse Backpack (Spring 2008) Capacity (Medium): 1700 cu. in.; 28 litersWeight (Medium): 2 lbs. 10 oz.; 1.2 kg. Fabric: Body: 420D/96T Cordura Accent: 420D/96T Cordura Dobby Features: Aluminum rod and padded trampoline backpanel support the load and maintain ventilation Padded waistbelt with stash pocket Dual density shoulders straps with insulated hydration hose sleeve Convenient rear panel access to main compartment Full panel zip access Interior organizer with fleece lined compartment and two zippered mesh pockets Snow safety gear pocket has plenty of room for shovel, probe, skins and more Padded, Duraguard-buffered front panel is flat to make diagonal ski carry more stable Zippered hydration sleeve in backpanel Quick release side compression straps for A-frame ski carry Axe-S quick release ice axe toggle

- Moosejaw

Mountain Hardwear Glisse


The Glisse has been discontinued.


The Mountain Hardwear Glisse is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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