Osprey Kode 42
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The Osprey Kode 42 is a dedicated, technical backcountry snowplay pack designed specifically for ski/snowboard mountaineering, hut-to-hut trips and ski patrol endeavors. The Kode 42 features Osprey's glove friendly buckles, so no need to freeze your fingers taking the bag on and off.
The Osprey Kode 42 offers slightly more volume and features required for bigger days in the mountains. Whether you're into hut-to-hut trips, mountaineering objectives or ski patrol duties. Updated for 2013, the Kode features new materials and features. Dural top load and packpanel accesses dry pocket, hydration compartment, integrated helmet carry system, non-scratch goggle sleeve and under lid zippered pocket HDPE framesheet with a LightWire(TM) peripheral alloy frame provides support for mountaineering and big day tour gear needs Thermo-sculpted SnowShed(TM) backpanel Underneath the Kode 42's top pocket a nylon webbing serves as a rope tension strap Fixed EVA foam padded harness features an adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle buckle A fixed, EVA foam padded hipbelt with modified straight ErgoPull(TM) closure Articulated zippered hipbelt pockets allow for one hand usage when stashing and accessing often needed smaller items Dual articulated zippered hipbelt pockets allow for one hand usage when stashing smaller items Backpanel entry into the main dry compartment provides access to gear and hydration when carrying skis or snowboards -and keeps the backpanel, harness and hipbelt out of the snow Glove friendly quick buckles release quickly with thumb and forefinger Carry skis diagonal or A-frame Carry snowboards vertically or using the horizontal backpanel carry system Hydration compatible; holds a 2 or 3 liter hydration reservoir to your pack for stable, on-the-go water management Ice Tool Carry Stowable Helmet Carry Carry the little essentials; zippered mesh pocket with internal key clip and top stash pocket
Ideal for ski/snowboard mountaineering, hut-to-hut adventures, and Ski Patrol use, the updated Osprey Kode 42 backpack offers optimal volume, improved access and organization, extreme functionality, and total comfort for all facets of backcountry travel.
Incorporating design feedback from backcountry professionals and athletes, the updated Osprey Kode 42 snow pack adds logical organization and sharp style to a full day or overnight off-piste venture. Wide ski loops and glove-friendly buckles let you carry skis diagonally or A-frame style; reinforced front-panel and hipbelt wings allow vertical or horizontal snowboard carry. Anatomically shaped shoulder straps, hipbelt and back panel feature supportive EVA foam padding; adjustable sternum strap features a whistle built into the buckle. Internal HDPE frame sheet provides structural support and transfers load weight to the hips. Pack volume easily fits the tools you need for a day of backcountry fun; improved access and organization offer convenience and aid in emergencies where speed matters. Top and back-panel entry to the main compartment lets you access gear when carrying skis or a snowboard and helps keep shoulder straps and hipbelt out of the snow. Zippered protective sleeve with external drain and insulated tube route accommodate a reservoir (sold separately); zippered interior pocket helps keep small items organized. Extra-large, front-panel J-zipper ensures fast access to the avalanche-kit pocket, even when a board or skis are attached; inside sleeves hold shovel handles and probes. Top lid pocket features an integrated helmet attachment and under-lid rope carry; attachment loop lets you lash on an ice tool. The Osprey Kode 42 snow pack also features reinforced wear points, a scratch-free goggles pocket and zippered hipbelt pockets.