Specs

small medium large
Weight 2 lb 5 oz / 1.06 kg 2 lb 7 oz / 1.11 kg 2 lb 9 oz / 1.17 kg
Capacity 1200 cu in / 20 L 1300 cu in / 22 L 1400 cu in / 24 L

Reviews

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Osprey's Kode 22 may be designed as a skiing pack,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $95.16 from Backcountry

Summary

Osprey's Kode 22 may be designed as a skiing pack, but it is so much more. This pack should be considered by anyone who is searching for a multi-use/multi-season day pack.

Pros

  • Versatility
  • Tough durable fabric

Cons

  • No stretch mesh pockets

I find myself reaching for my Osprey Kode 22 ski pack over and over again. Whether I am skiing or not, it has proven to be the most versatile daypack I have owned.

I am able to strap my mid-fat Black Diamond Amperage skis to the sides and crush my thighs on a boot pack, or I can use it during day-hikes, canoe trips, fly fishing, and just about any other time I need to pack more than what will fit in my pockets.

The compartments are generous enough to accommodate my Outdoor Research Transcendent puffy, rain jacket, 3-liter hydration bladder, headlamp, first aid kit, waterproof matches, two fly boxes, a fly rod, and snacks (RX Bars and Honey Stinger Waffles). The hipbelt pockets on either side provide easy access to maps and are quite roomy for their size.

I have used Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee on a couple of occasions. One time our black lab chewed through the pack in pursuit of chocolate, Tylenol, and Hot Hands (yes, he survived eating all of that). I spoke with a rep and explained what happened and the pack was repaired with no questions asked.

Although I really dig this pack, it is lacking in a few areas. I would love to see more than a single ice axe loop for gear attachment. The insulated hydration sleeve needs improvement as the bladder tube still has a tendency to freeze. A helmet carrier would be a nice touch as well.

Despite these flaws, for the price, this pack can’t be beat. I have owned the Kode for five years and put it through the wringer. The pack has stood up to all the wear and tear I’ve put it through to this point, and I am confident it will for years to come.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Anthony! Thanks for sharing a helpful review of your Kode pack with us. I'd love to see some pictures of it in use too, if you're willing to add some. Out of curiosity, where and what are you skiing with it?


1 month ago
G00SE MODERATOR

I agree, pictures would be great. And welcome to TS!


1 month ago
Anthony J Aiello

I should have noted as well...the Kode that I have is the first generation. I will work on getting some photos uploaded too.


1 month ago
Anthony J Aiello

I ski in southwest Montana and north central Wyoming in the Bighorn Mountains.


1 month ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice!


1 month ago

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