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Excellent winter pack for day trips, made with very…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
Excellent winter pack for day trips, made with very useful and safety conscious features.
- Winter-specific design
- Water resistance
- Ski/snowboard/snowshoe straps
- Haven't found any.
I bought this for winter hiking and snowshoeing, particularly for carrying snowshoes when not being used. I found it very easy to load or unload the snowshoes without having to remove mitts. The strap system on the pack is just perfect for this, and tucks out of the way when not needed.
The pack is made to be very water resistant and lives up to this. It's a panel design with one larger compartment with a divider for a water bladder, and tube routing that goes down one of the shoulder straps which is also insulated. The front smaller compartment has vertical pockets for snow probes or flares and such, and has a bright red zip pull to be easily identified for emergencies.
There is an integrated helmet holder that works great, a fleece lined pocket for goggles etc (absolutely brilliant), waste strap pockets, pole holders that hide away, and a safety whistle on the chest strap. The materials are typical Osprey high quality with robust nylon straps, bindings etc.
I have the blue color, which has high-vis lime on the back and inside lining. This is a great safety feature as you can lay the pack front down in an emergency and have a better chance of being spotted.
Used on dozens of winter hikes and cross-country ski days over two years.