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Osprey Kode 22

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Osprey Kode 22 winter pack

Osprey's Kode 22 may be designed as a skiing pack, but it is so much more. This pack should be considered by anyone who is searching for a multi-use/multi-season day pack.


  • Versatility
  • Tough durable fabric


  • No stretch mesh pockets

I find myself reaching for my Osprey Kode 22 ski pack over and over again. Whether I am skiing or not, it has proven to be the most versatile daypack I have owned.

I am able to strap my mid-fat Black Diamond Amperage skis to the sides and crush my thighs on a boot pack, or I can use it during day-hikes, canoe trips, fly fishing, and just about any other time I need to pack more than what will fit in my pockets.

The compartments are generous enough to accommodate my Outdoor Research Transcendent puffy, rain jacket, 3-liter hydration bladder, headlamp, first aid kit, waterproof matches, two fly boxes, a fly rod, and snacks (RX Bars and Honey Stinger Waffles). The hipbelt pockets on either side provide easy access to maps and are quite roomy for their size.

I have used Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee on a couple of occasions. One time our black lab chewed through the pack in pursuit of chocolate, Tylenol, and Hot Hands (yes, he survived eating all of that). I spoke with a rep and explained what happened and the pack was repaired with no questions asked.

Although I really dig this pack, it is lacking in a few areas. I would love to see more than a single ice axe loop for gear attachment. The insulated hydration sleeve needs improvement as the bladder tube still has a tendency to freeze. A helmet carrier would be a nice touch as well.

Despite these flaws, for the price, this pack can’t be beat. I have owned the Kode for five years and put it through the wringer. The pack has stood up to all the wear and tear I’ve put it through to this point, and I am confident it will for years to come.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $95.16 from Backcountry

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Price MSRP: $119.00
Historic Range: $69.95-$129.99
Reviewers Paid: $95.16
Weight 2 lb 5 oz / 1.06 kg 2 lb 7 oz / 1.11 kg 2 lb 9 oz / 1.17 kg
Capacity 1200 cu in / 20 L 1300 cu in / 22 L 1400 cu in / 24 L
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