Winter Packs

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Avalanche Airbags

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$25 - $49.99
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$100 - $199.99
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$300 - $399.99
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$500 and above

Recent Winter Pack Reviews

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 Backpack

rated 3 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

REI Pinnacle 35 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for rock climbing or other alpine adventures. It is also comfortable on long outings. I initially didn't think I would like this pack.  I waiting until it went on mega sale to purchase it as I wasn't sold on the roll top closure. It turns out the roll top is actually much more functional that a regular lid for a climbing pack. I am able to get all my gear in and out easily. The packs fits fairly well and the shoulder straps and hip belt are padded sufficiently. I wouldn't throw a 100lb… Full review

CamelBak Hellion

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this pack for about 4 months now. I bought it at an estate sale for $15 brand new with tags! When I bought it I didn't know what it was worth but I knew the CamelBak name and figured it was worth more than that. I was right! I have been using this pack for the last 4 months, and last month I went on a two week prepper's excursion and we tested our gear thoroughly. I accidentally dropped this thing out of a tree almost 20 feet fully loaded and it's still just fine. This is a great pack! Full review

Arc'teryx Quintic 28

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent all around pack. Great for skiing, day hikes, travel, class, etc. I would definitely recommend this pack! I debated whether to get this pack when it came out. Did I need it? Was it worth the price tag? I got this pack for skiing, and have now since used it for everything! to day hikes, up an avalanche, to traveling state to state, to exploring a glacier for hours walking along on the ice crawling into caves, and just walking about the city. It is so light and well constructed. Weighs next… Full review

DaKine Frontier 36L

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome, durable, full feature winter pack. I use the Dakine Frontier with my K2 Panoramic Splitboard.  It doesn't have a dedicated snowboard carry, but both the cable carry and A-frame carry methods work for me.  In most cases, if I'm carrying my split, it's because I'm on my way up and it's too steep for my skins to grip.  I rarely have a need to carry it otherwise.   The hydration bladder tube is a little hard to get into the shoulder strap on mine because there is a plastic panel going across… Full review

Mammut Trea Guide 40+7

rated 4 of 5 stars A good pack for ski mountaineering. Durable material, nice equipement-specific features and comfortable carry system. Recommended for women who want a fairly large pack for day trips or long weekends. I bought this pack specifically to use for ski mountaineering, although I'm hoping it will be good for some hiking in the summer as well. In the store, I was specifically looking for a pack of about 40 liters, with a good ski carry system and a 'wet' pocket to separate out skins, shovel and probe. Full review

Osprey Kode 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A decent sidecountry pack, but a little too small for full-day backcountry tours. I have used this pack for a couple of seasons, mainly on backcountry ski tours as it is designed for, but also for some day hikes. It's at its best for spring tours when I don't need to carry a lot of extra bulky clothing, but is space-limited for winter tours, especially if I need to carry crampons. I am tall with a long back, but the pack fits me well, and I like the minimally padded shoulder straps and belt, which… Full review

Top-Rated Winter Packs

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Pace 36 reviewed Nov 25, 2014
$129
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28 Backpack reviewed Oct 19, 2014
$120
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Sweetpea reviewed Oct 9, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Pinnacle 35 Pack reviewed May 1, 2014
$97 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Hellion reviewed Jul 7, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Quintic 28 reviewed Jun 12, 2013
$179 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DaKine Frontier 36L reviewed Apr 28, 2013
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Trea Guide 40+7 reviewed Apr 13, 2013
$160 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Kode 30 reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$139 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Quiver reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lowe Alpine Fall Line 35 reviewed Dec 13, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Silo 30 reviewed Oct 17, 2012
$169 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
VauDe Snow Walker 35 reviewed Mar 22, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ortovox Free Rider 16 reviewed Nov 4, 2011
$129 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Powder Line 22 reviewed Oct 31, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Lowe Alpine Attack MX 42+10 reviewed Oct 16, 2011
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Switch 14 reviewed Jun 28, 2011
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 reviewed Mar 28, 2011
$159
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Menace reviewed Feb 14, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cassin Snowzone 35L reviewed Dec 10, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DaKine Pro II reviewed Nov 22, 2010
$78 - $140
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Ortovox Peak 29 reviewed Apr 30, 2010
$159 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Roulette reviewed Mar 31, 2010
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Silo 18 reviewed Mar 6, 2010
$99 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Life-Link Rando X reviewed Mar 3, 2010
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Backcountry Access Stash Valhalla reviewed Oct 26, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dana Design Tatoosh 35 reviewed Jun 12, 2009
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Patrol 45 reviewed Feb 5, 2009
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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowday reviewed Dec 23, 2008
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 35 reviewed Oct 23, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Stash Diva reviewed Apr 25, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Covert reviewed Mar 31, 2008
$144 - $159
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Switch 40+5 reviewed Feb 23, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
K2 Pilchuck reviewed Jan 23, 2007
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Revelation reviewed Jan 7, 2007
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Anarchist AvaLung reviewed Oct 16, 2006
$270 - $299
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face Chugach 18 reviewed May 10, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Stash OB reviewed Apr 21, 2006
$102 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Amp Pack reviewed Apr 5, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dana Design Snow Factor reviewed Dec 1, 2004
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Burton AK Paradise reviewed Jul 15, 2004
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
DaKine Poacher reviewed Oct 25, 2000
$180 - $200
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Lowe Alpine Snowpeak 50 reviewed Jan 21, 1999
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Patrol 48 reviewed Oct 4, 1998
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Snow Pack reviewed Aug 11, 1997
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Heli Pack reviewed Jan 16, 2006
$70
Backcountry Access Float 32 Avalanche Airbag Pack
$550
DaKine ABS Signal 25L Avalanche Airbag Pack
$1,250
Black Diamond Revelation Avalung
$252 - $279
Burton Paradise Pack 15L
$40 - $79
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