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Tailored fit and function for women in the backcountry, the Osprey Kresta 40 snow pack is a full-feature system designed to match the needs of off-piste enthusiasts.

- REI

The Osprey Women's Kresta 40 Pack is a ski and SnowBoard pack for mountaineering trips. The largest in the series, this pack loves to be in the Snow. Well, on your back, but it'll happily carry skis, SnowBoard, avalanche gear and any extra layers you need. Tuck in some snacks to the hipbelt pockets to energize along the way. Features of the Osprey Women's Kresta 40 Pack Glove Friendly: Glove friendly zipper pulls and buckles allow for quick and easy use in adverse conditions Panel Load Access: Extra-large front panel j-zip access to avalanche safety pocket with shovel handle and probe sleeves Horizontal Backpanel SnowBoard Carry: A reinforced hipbelt wing provides quick horizontal carry across the backpanel of the backpack Hipbelt Pockets: Dual, articulated zippered hipbelt pockets for one hand use provide quick access to essentials Backpanel Access: Dual zippered access to dry storage and hydration compartment Rope Compression: An under-lid adjustable rope compression strap provides stable and easily accessible rope carry FlapJacket Skirt Cover: The FlapJacket skirt cover is easily deployable and keeps pack contents contained even when the top pocket is removed A-frame Ski Carry: Lower reinforced ski carry loops and Upper side carry straps provide secure and comfortable A-frame ski carry Top Lid: Dual compartment top lid Features a goggle pocket and ample extra storage Tuckaway Ice Tool Loops: Dual tool loops provide secure attachment on Technical ascents and also tuckaway when not in use Side Compression: Dual Upper and lower side compression help keep the pack load stable and compressed 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 loops provide secure attachment on Technical ascents Stowable Helmet Carry: Stowable helmet carry quickly deploys so you can store your helmet on long ascents Extra-large front pocket with J-zip access for avalanche safety gear secure inside the pack. The large pockets accommodate large shovel blades, and the Dual center sleeves secure extra-long probes and shovel handles The main dry compartment keeps gear that needs to stay dry and warm separate from wet avy gear and skins. The dry compartment is also designed to be accessible with skis or Board attached to the pack Dual-position, deployable helmet net quickly and securely stows Snow helmets for a cool and comfortable climb

- Moosejaw

Osprey's Kresta 40 Backpack is choice whether you're ski touring to a hut for a minimalist overnighter or tackling a technical ascent filled with ice climbs and rappels. Osprey built this pack with a LightWire suspension system that assures a comfortable carry when you're carrying loads as heavy as forty pounds. Two main compartments-- one dry storage for sleeping bags and clothes and an other for avalanche gear--keep all of your backcountry essentials organized and easily accessible when you're on the skintrack. The main compartment is accessed through the back panel for easy access, even with your skis, snowboard, or ice axes strapped through the front. The avalanche gear compartment is accessed through the front panel for quick access during emergencies. Osprey also equipped the Kresta with an insulated hydration reservoir and tube that prevent your water from freezing. The Kresta carries snowboards vertically or horizontally, skis diagonally or at an A-frame, and a helmet at the front. The helmet carry system stows away when you're wearing your helmet. This pack also features a strap that secures climbing ropes, and a fleece-lined pocket that prevents goggles from getting scratched.

- Backcountry.com

Featuring quick and easy access to critical snow safety gear and more than enough room for technical ascents and multi-day hut trips, the Kresta 40 is ideal for both snowboarders and skiers alike.

- Massey's Outfitters