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By TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012
Hey all,

I'm looking for suggestions. I want a pack that has the following features:

1) Ski carry
2) Snowboard Carry
3) Ice Axe Loops
4) Prefer it to have ski features as well (shovel pocket, beacon pocket, dry compartment, etc.)
5) Spacious pack for general climbing (Think Muira 50)

Anyone have any thoughts?

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By Boots Ylectric
From Roselle IL
Oct 4, 2012
Goofin on the Frogs Head Arch before I rap off.
TheBirdman wrote:
Hey all, I'm looking for suggestions. I want a pack that has the following features: 1) Ski carry 2) Snowboard Carry 3) Ice Axe Loops 4) Prefer it to have ski features as well (shovel pocket, beacon pocket, dry compartment, etc.) 5) Spacious pack for general climbing (Think Muira 50) Anyone have any thoughts?


You literally just described the Dakine Pro 2. I bought it for back country snowboarding exploits a year ago and now it's my go to day pack for boarding and climbing. I love it. Favorite bag of all time.

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By TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012
Boots Ylectric wrote:
You literally just described the Dakine Pro 2. I bought it for back country snowboarding exploits a year ago and now it's my go to day pack for boarding and climbing. I love it. Favorite bag of all time.


Need something bigger and more well suited to alpine climbing.

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By Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Oct 4, 2012
Kilroy
Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46, it has everything your wanting.

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By Cory
From Boise, ID
Oct 4, 2012
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fu...
Cold Cold World

1) Ski carry - Check
2) Snowboard Carry - Randy Rackliff can customize your pack. He added straps for a snowboard to mine, at no additional cost. That said, I have yet to use it, as I'm always on my skis these days . . .

3) Ice Axe Loops - Check
4) Prefer it to have ski features as well (shovel pocket, beacon pocket, dry compartment, etc.) Mine doesn't have dedicated pockets for these, but it's not hard to fit them in. That said, if you have something in mind, call Randy, and he will hook you up.
5) Spacious pack for general climbing (Think Muira 50) They make various sizes, the smallest is the Valdez at 40L and the largest is the Chaos at 70L. The Chernobyl comes in at 50L and might be what you're looking for.

I use the Chaos for trips that take multiple days, and the Valdez as a day pack for ski-mountaineering and climbing.

Me with shovel and skis on a CCW Chaos:


Sketch sent from Randy to me during Pack design:

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By Stephan Doyle
Oct 4, 2012
CiloGear, with some of their accessories, would work well too I think.

Randy at Cold Cold World is great. He worked with me, tweaking his designs a little for my preference and got the torso size perfect.

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 4, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Kilroywashere! wrote:
Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46, it has everything your wanting.


+1, just got one and love it. Finally satisified with a pack, on sale at moosejaw for $200

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By TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012
Kilroywashere! wrote:
Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46, it has everything your wanting.


No snowboard carry.

Anyone got any experience with backcountry.com/mammut-trion-l... or any of the trion series? I just can't tell if they can hold a snowboard. The light 28 says it can, though I don't see anywhere for it to go. Also, the larger models are nicer, but there is no word on whether or not they can take a snowboard.

Also, backcountry.com/mammut-spindri... looks interesting as well.

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 4, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
TheBirdman wrote:
No snowboard carry. Anyone got any experience with backcountry.com/mammut-trion-l... or any of the trion series? I just can't tell if they can hold a snowboard. The light 28 says it can, though I don't see anywhere for it to go. Also, the larger models are nicer, but there is no word on whether or not they can take a snowboard. Also, backcountry.com/mammut-spindri... looks interesting as well.


The two compression straps can be moved to the outside of the pack which would probably accomodate a snowboard perfectly. I'll check when I get home and try to get a picture up. (the directissima 46) Just noticed it's back to full price on MJ though $250

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2012
winter aid climbing
I have a TNF Patrol 34 that I like. It's on the smaller side but has board and ski carry options, crampon pocket, dedicated avy tool pockets, etc... The pack itself is on the heavy side but it fits me really well and feels light even with a burly load.

backcountry.com/the-north-face...

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By aran
Oct 4, 2012
Matterhorn Peak, November 2011
TheBirdman wrote:
No snowboard carry. Anyone got any experience with backcountry.com/mammut-trion-l... or any of the trion series? I just can't tell if they can hold a snowboard. The light 28 says it can, though I don't see anywhere for it to go. Also, the larger models are nicer, but there is no word on whether or not they can take a snowboard. Also, backcountry.com/mammut-spindri... looks interesting as well.


The compression straps can either go under the crampon patch or wrap on the outside of the bag- this makes for a perfect snowboard carry. Solid pack for your requirements, IMHO.

Good luck,
Aran

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By DannyUncanny
From Vancouver
Oct 4, 2012
Wade J. wrote:
I have a TNF Patrol 34 that I like. It's on the smaller side but has board and ski carry options, crampon pocket, dedicated avy tool pockets, etc... The pack itself is on the heavy side but it fits me really well and feels light even with a burly load. backcountry.com/the-north-face...


I've got a patrol 50 or thereabouts that is great for winter.

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By Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Oct 4, 2012
Kilroy
NickinCO wrote:
The two compression straps can be moved to the outside of the pack which would probably accomodate a snowboard perfectly. I'll check when I get home and try to get a picture up. (the directissima 46) Just noticed it's back to full price on MJ though $250



this.

thanks nick.

love it, its durable, comfortable...the only gripe i have with mine is every now and then it'll creak every few steps

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 4, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Here ya go, works great


MH directissima 46 w/ Snowboard
MH directissima 46 w/ Snowboard


another
another

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By Martin le Roux
From Superior, CO
Oct 4, 2012
Stairway to Heaven
Not sure how many 50L packs also have dedicated snowboard straps. Seems like most snowboard packs are generally on the small side. I'm very happy with my Osprey Variant 37 as a ski-mountaineering/ice-climbing/alpine climbing pack, and it holds as much as some other 50L packs that I've owned. If you're handy with a Speedy Stitcher you could easily rig up a snowboard carrying system.

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By KevinF
From Granby, CT
Oct 4, 2012
+1 on Cold Cold World. Randy makes amazing, bombproof packs.

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By Boots Ylectric
From Roselle IL
Oct 5, 2012
Goofin on the Frogs Head Arch before I rap off.
TheBirdman wrote:
Need something bigger and more well suited to alpine climbing.


Oops missed that part.

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