Winter Packs

Categories

Avalanche Airbags

Brands

Deuter
Black Diamond
REI
Arc'teryx
VauDe
CamelBak
DaKine
Life-Link
The North Face
Lowe Alpine

Genders

Unisex
Men's
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Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Winter Pack Reviews

Deuter Pace 36

rated 5 of 5 stars Many many small details make this a win win for the user, it would require few more sentences, this is quick glance at what makes this backpack special. Let me begin with, by saying that I'm a Deuter backpack devotee...on with the Deuter Pace 36 in the Deuter product line the Pace 36. For its capacity and volume, it must be their lightest, just under 2lbs. The design and details on this backpack are well thought out with fine detaining, so much so that they can be very easily overlooked. Here are… Full review

Deuter Guide Tour 35+ SL

rated 5 of 5 stars All the winter bag I will ever need for day hiking in the snow. Rugged, has everything I need and more! This is my first ever winter pack and I love it! I bought it specifically to strap my snowshoes on. This pack can also carry skis and a snowboard as well. My snowshoes strap to the pack easily with no hassle. The pack is waterproof as well. It holds extra gear and food. It has multiple entry areas and zippers. It has a front zipper area for emergency snow avalanche shovel pocket. This is a great… Full review

The North Face Patrol 45 Duo

rated 5 of 5 stars Sometimes they get it right. More Pros Nylon side pocket ( not cheap ) Universal buckles (easy to replace or expand ) Wide belt Loops for climbing gear inside pockets for a avalanche probe and bladder   I bought this new in 2003 and have used it for everything from: Back country camping - expanded to 60lt and outside harness system handles a foamy and tent very well. Fly fishing - added buckles to my float tube and clipped it to the pack, fly rod rests in the side pocket Ski touring - 3 different… Full review

Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great evolution on the airbag concept with terrific selection of features. So I got to take this pack out for a spin the other day on a Ski Mountaineering objective. It was a pretty short day and we didn't get into any terrain that we felt was particularly risky, so I never felt the need for its key feature. The pack is accurate to the rest of the BD M/L sizing. It's surprising comfortable, and breathable for a winter pack. I certainly found it rather enjoyable to wear. The bag is burly, and feels… Full review

Jones Snowboards Higher 30 Backpack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great bag. It doesn't look that big, but you can fit a ton of gear in it! Love the helmet strap and probe sleeves. I took up splitboarding this year and my wife, knowing that I desperately needed I new bag to hold all my gear, got me this bag for Christmas.  I have been very impressed with this bag. It has plenty of room for all of my gear and everything is easily accessible. I really enjoy the stowaway helmet sling so that I don't have to wear my helmet during ascent. I also like the… Full review

MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a sturdy and roomy 65-liter pack for the winter traveler or hunter with plenty of extras including pockets and tie downs. I like to travel in the winter woods mostly unseen and this German made WinterTarn Rucksack military pack helps me do that. It is an official military pack and is made with quality. It has five external pockets and two main inside which can be separated by a drawstring cover. The main compartment also has a drawstring to close it all up from the outside. This is especially… Full review

Deuter Pace 36

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Pace 36 is a weight-shaving daypack with a very light frame and wide mesh hip belt. I applaud Deuter for figuring out how to make a bag this light that is also quite comfortable. The pockets and features are things people can actually use; I would take this along as a winter day/summit bag. The Pace 36 can carry a surprising amount of weight comfortably, but it would not be my choice for consistently carrying more than 30 pounds on a regular basis. The simplicity that helps make this so easy… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28 pack is a good idea that just wasn't executed very well. Some of the flaws can be fixed with very little time and money, others leave me scratching my head and asking "why did they choose to do it that way?" As far as carrying capacity, I'd say it's great for day trips, but accessing your stuff isn't the easiest. I bought the MH Snowtastic 28 because I want to get a little more adventurous in my snowshoeing this year, and my Camelbak pack doesn't hold much more… Full review

Mystery Ranch Sweetpea

rated 3 of 5 stars Bomber construction, with decent features, but lacks in carry comfort. I have long been a fan of Mystery Ranch products, and the earlier incarnation of Dana Design when they were still made in the U.S. It's difficult to find a brand more dedicated to amazing quality and innovation in a fairly stagnant industry. The three-zip design makes for easy access to contents within, but takes a bit more effort to open and close than a traditional panel or top loader. Classic 500 D Cordura means durability… Full review

Top-Rated Winter Packs

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Deuter Pace 36
$129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Covert
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Pinnacle 35 Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Silo 18
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Quintic 28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
VauDe Snow Walker 35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Revelation
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Guide Tour 35+ SL
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Roulette
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Heli Pack
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Life-Link Rando X
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Patrol 48
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Hellion
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lowe Alpine Fall Line 35
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 35
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
K2 Pilchuck
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Stash Diva
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Amp Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Powder Line 22
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Snow Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dana Design Tatoosh 35
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Patrol 45 Duo
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cassin Snowzone 35L
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
DaKine Poacher
$130 - $250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jones Snowboards Higher 30 Backpack
$169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack Avalanche Airbag Pack
$1,087 - $1,449
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Freerider Pro 30
$127 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Quiver
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Silo 30
$169 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Patrol 45
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DaKine Pro II
$78 - $83
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Anarchist AvaLung
$208 - $209
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Trea Guide 40+7
$180 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ortovox Free Rider 16
$129 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Kode 30
$139 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Stash OB
$102 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DaKine Frontier 36L
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Lowe Alpine Attack MX 42+10
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Menace
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Switch 14
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Backcountry Access Stash Valhalla
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Burton AK Paradise
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dana Design Snow Factor
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Ortovox Peak 29
$159 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Lowe Alpine Snowpeak 50
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Sweetpea
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face Chugach 18
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Switch 40+5
discontinued
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