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Designed for backcountry skiers and boarders, the Osprey women's specific Kresta 20 is the perfect size for spring backcountry tours or lift-accessed tours off the ski area. The innovative LightWire(TM) suspension system combines with a padded hipbelt to carry loads up to 25 pounds without sacrificing stability. Thermo-formed backpanel and contoured shoulder straps provide comfort and keep the pack stable when you're ripping the steep and deep. A zippered panel allows easy access to all your gear while another large J-zip front panel pocket stores your avalanche probe and shovel for quick access when you want to dig a snow pit and access conditions. There's also a built-in back pocket for a hydration reservoir that routes through the shoulder harness to prevent freezing. On the outside of the pack, you'll find straps for multiple ski and snowboard carry options and an ice axe loop just in case you encounter firm conditions. All contact points are reinforced to minimize wear from metal edges. Other winter-specific features include a stowable helmet carry system, ice axe loop and a scratch-free goggle pocket. Glove friendly buckles and zippers poles let you keep your hands covered when you're making the transition from skins to skis on a frigid January morning. DIAGONAL SKI CARRY: Upper and lower reinforced carry wings provide secure and comfortable diagonal ski carry INSULATED HYDRATION: An internal hydration sleeve with hanger and a fully insulated, dual zippered harness router with a hypo-allergenic stretch garage proves ice-free hydration VERTICAL SNOWBOARD/SNOWSHOE CARRY: Dual front panel hypalon reinforced wings provide secure and comfortable vertical snowboard/snowshoe carry ICE TOOL ATTACHMENT: Tool loop(s) provide secure attachment on technical ascents STOWABLE HELMET CARRY: Stowable helmet carry quickly deploys so you can store your helmet on long ascents VOLUME DIMENSIONS WEIGHT WXS/S 1098 IN3 / 18 L 17H X 11W X 8D IN. 2 LBS. WS/M 1220 IN3 / 20 L 19H X 11W X 8D IN. 2 LBS.

- Bentgate.com

Long, technical trails leading to climbing walls call for the Scarpa Men's Vitamin Approach Shoe. The suede upper resists abrasion while the Cocona lining dries quickly, breathes, and naturally resists odor for long-lasting comfort. The dual-density PU midsole absorbs shock better than most EVA midsoles, and Vibram's Vertical Approach sole provides the traction you need to scramble slippery stones confidently.

- Backcountry.com

Ideal for approaches and scrambles, the Scarpa Vitamin approach shoe is also suitable for a short walk to the pub. The dual density PU midsole is more shock resistant than EVA foam, and the Vibram Vertical Approach sole is very grippy for steep ascents and descents. -- Cocona(R) natural odor-reducung liner-- Full perimeter rubber rand-- Micro-Pulley lacing system-- dual-density PU midsole-- Vibram(R) Vertical Approach sole

- OMCgear

CLOSEOUTS . Get a boost of energy on the approach and on the climb with the versatile design of Scarpa Vitamin shoes. It features a flexible suede upper and a Vibramand#174; Vertical Approach outsole that handles on gravel and dirt and features a climbing zone that edges capably on vertical rock when you need it. Available Colors: TAUPE/PAPAYA. Sizes: 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 46.5, 47, 48.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Vitaman approach shoes are designed them to handle more technical climbs.

- REI