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Designed for backcountry skiers and boarders, the Osprey Kamber 22 is the perfect size for spring backcountry tours or lift-accessed tours off the ski area. The innovative LightWire(TM) suspension system combines with a padded hipbelt to carry loads up to 25 pounds without sacrificing stability. Thermo-formed backpanel and contoured shoulder straps provide comfort and keep the pack stable when you're ripping the steep and deep. A zippered panel allows easy access to all your gear while another large J-zip front panel pocket stores your avalanche probe and shovel for quick access when you want to dig a snow pit and access conditions. There's also a built-in back pocket for a hydration reservoir that routes through the shoulder harness to prevent freezing. On the outside of the pack, you'll find straps for multiple ski and snowboard carry options and an ice axe loop just in case you encounter firm conditions. All contact points are reinforced to minimize wear from metal edges. Other winter-specific features include a stowable helmet carry system, ice axe loop and a scratch-free goggle pocket. Glove friendly buckles and zippers poles let you keep your hands covered when you're making the transition from skins to skis on a frigid January morning. 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 Front Panel Access - Front panel access to main compartment dry gear and hydration AVALANCHE GEAR STORAGE POCKET 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. DRY POCKET ACCESS 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. HELMET CARRY Dual-position, deployable helmet net quickly and securely stows snow helmets for a cool and comfortable climb. LIGHTWIRE FRAME/HDPE SUSPENSION LightWire(TM) frame and 1.2mm HDPE framesheet (42l) 1.2mm HDPE framesheet only (32l/22l) THERMOFORMED CONTOURED BACKPANEL Snow shedding material to reduce ice/snow buildup CONTOURED EVA HARNESS Webbing attachment points and insulated hydration hose sleeve Adjustable sternum strap with whistle FIXED EVA HIPBELT Single 25mm webbing ergoPull(TM) closure with padded hipwings Zippered fabric hipbelt pockets
- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version
Slip on the Scarpa Men's Crux Canvas Shoe when you have to hop boulders, bushwhack through thick scrub, and hike up loose, steep terrain to get to the climbing wall. Scarpa made its upper out of suede for strength and canvas for breathability, making this approach shoe an excellent choice for summer climbing. Its Vibram Vertical Approach sole features a wide climbing zone for increased grip, Vibram's 3-Angle lug design for directional traction and braking, and a self-cleaning design that keeps debris out of the lugs. The recycled polyester lining dries quickly so you don't have to slide your foot into a sweaty shoe for the descent, and the microporous EVA midsole provides all the cushioning you need for the longer approaches. Rubber backed with Kevlar covers the front of the shoe to offer serious, long-lasting protection for your toes.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Scarpa's Crux Canvas is a universal approach shoe, designed to manage alpine hikes, easy climbs and loose terrain. Built for versatility, it features the same ribcage reinforcements as the brand's climbing shoes, but it also provides the stability and durability of a hiking boot. A low profile frame and a Microporous EVA midsole guarantee comfort for long hours in the hills. A Vibram(R) Vertical outsole ensures the Crux Canvas is utterly stable in technical terrain, taking you from the car to the base of your next climb with ease.
- Stio refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Scarpa Men's Crux Canvas Shoe FEATURES of the Scarpa Men's Crux Canvas Shoe Forefoot webbing with Kevlar secures the forefoot for climbing precision Rubber toe rand protects your foot on the trail Vibram Vertical Approach sole with sticky rubber for long lasting grip Lacing toe the toe allows for a precise fit Canvas uppers allow the shoe to breathe better even in the hottest conditions
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Scarpa Crux Canvas Approach Shoe doesn't weigh a ton and won't stifle your feet. And they perform great, too. Forefoot webbing with Kevlar secures forefoot for climbing precision Rubber toe rand Super sticky Vibram Vertical Approach sole Planet friendly
- OMCgear refers to the men's version