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  • #654713
    raym
    385 Posts

    Dakine blade. Its been a great pack for the last couple years I’ve had it. I tryed the blade 2, but found it to have two point that dig into my back causing pressure points.

    #654714
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    Airbag packs.
    Mammut RAS 30l just about everyday.
    http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000011_v_0067_30/Ride-R.A.S..html
    Fits and carries all my day gear in a comfortable, and easy to access pack.
    Still waiting for the larger Mammut RAS system packs which are supposed to be compatible/interchangeable with the current format.

    I have an ABS Vario 40l which I have used for overnighters, I’m not very partial towards it.

    During storm days in the resort its an older Black Diamond Avalung pack.

    @j.memay

    #654715
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    @whistlermaverick wrote:

    Airbag packs.
    Mammut RAS 30l just about everyday.
    http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000011_v_0067_30/Ride-R.A.S..html
    Fits and carries all my day gear in a comfortable, and easy to access pack.
    Still waiting for the larger Mammut RAS system packs which are supposed to be compatible/interchangeable with the current format.

    I have an ABS Vario 40l which I have used for overnighters, I’m not very partial towards it.

    During storm days in the resort its an older Black Diamond Avalung pack.

    Heard anything about what size the bigger packs will be?
    40L seems way to small for weekend trips with tent etc.

    #654716
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    @Swedish-banana wrote:

    @whistlermaverick wrote:

    Airbag packs.
    Mammut RAS 30l just about everyday.
    http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000011_v_0067_30/Ride-R.A.S..html
    Fits and carries all my day gear in a comfortable, and easy to access pack.
    Still waiting for the larger Mammut RAS system packs which are supposed to be compatible/interchangeable with the current format.

    I have an ABS Vario 40l which I have used for overnighters, I’m not very partial towards it.

    During storm days in the resort its an older Black Diamond Avalung pack.

    Heard anything about what size the bigger packs will be?
    40L seems way to small for weekend trips with tent etc.

    I can’t find any info from Mammut yet.
    Last year season I was told from several sources that Mammut would have larger packs with multiple sizing which I could switch out my system with, much like the ABS ones.
    Been checking every blog/web site and still yet to hear anything, except this breakdownhttp://www.wildsnow.com/5014/avalanche-airbag-backpack-overview/

    Mammut

    Ride RAS 30L 6.7 lbs 6.83 lbs
    Ride RAS 22L 6.5 lbs
    Ride Short RAS 28L (new 2013) 6.6 lbs
    Ride Light RAS 30L (new 2013) 5.4 lbs
    Ride Pro RAS 35L (new 2013) 7.1 lbs
    Ride Pro RAS 45L (new 2013) 7.3 lbs
    Ride Rocker RAS 18L (new 2013) 5.8 lbs
    Ride Protection RAS 18L (new 2013) 6.5 lbs

    45l Mammut would be my choice for overnighters, just like to know the price( $300 would be about right) of the pack without the removable airbag system which I already have.

    @j.memay

    #654712
    splitchef
    44 Posts

    Black Diamond Outlaw Avalung pack.
    Fits great from the first time I rode with it. Can be hold plenty for a big day or sinched down when not full, love the back panel access.
    But thinking I will step up to an avalanche pack this year.

    #654692

    @splitchef… Nice thread to revive!
    After this past season I purchased a bigger pack for longer touring and I got…..(drum roll)…….a black diamond outlaw avalung pack as well…but seriously it’s rad, I love how you can load it up with as much (or as little) stuff as you want and it still holds a great shape I plan on using this for most if not all of my touring this year.

    #654717
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    @JSteigs wrote:

    I have the Osprey Kode 38. There is no horizontal carry for the snowboard (at least not near your back like you’re talking about). The only time I have carried my board with an ice axe, I carried it as two skis A-frame style.

    You’ll have to let me know how this turns out for you. I had the same pack and also carried my board splitski A Frame style. I’d shredded through the straps within three outings! It sucks because that’s definitely the most convenient and efficient way to carry on the Kode.

    #654718
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I’ve been using a BD outlaw 30L for a few years and have really liked it. I like the Avalung but don’t really use it as I feel pretty confident in my ability to spot potential hazards. I mean, I take it out for every run, but I rarely think that I’ll need it. Main wear points are the straps that hold the board in solid mode, vertical carry. It’s three years old now, and has also been used for ummm… telewackering, but it started wearing through the straps early on. The only other qualm is the small hip pockets. These pockets could be enlarged with very little impact on weight.

    That said, this year I’ll be using a 30L Jones pack. Very similar to the Outlaw, sans avalung, and with bigger pockets. It also doesn’t put as much strain on the avy tool pocket as the straps are configured to pull on the straps, not the pockets. Interesting to see actual advancements in pack building still going on to this day. It also has spectra fabric in crucial areas.

    I also have a 40L Mammut pack that is super basic and could a-fram carry in a pinch. It is pretty cool though because I’m pretty sure that I could fit everything I need for a few days into the pack and keep it under 40 lbs. Fun part is the simplicity and durability of it.

    #654719
    aussiealpinist
    5 Posts

    I use a Blue Ice 45 and I love it so much I started importing them into Australia.

    http://www.anomalie.com.au/products/blue-ice-45-l

    #654720
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    @whistlermaverick wrote:

    Airbag packs.
    Mammut RAS 30l just about everyday.
    http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000011_v_0067_30/Ride-R.A.S..html
    Fits and carries all my day gear in a comfortable, and easy to access pack.
    Still waiting for the larger Mammut RAS system packs which are supposed to be compatible/interchangeable with the current format.

    I have an ABS Vario 40l which I have used for overnighters, I’m not very partial towards it.

    During storm days in the resort its an older Black Diamond Avalung pack.

    Does the Ride RAS have a frame carry?
    Can’t seem to find any of the Mammut packs with a frame.

    #654721
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    @Swedish-banana wrote:

    @whistlermaverick wrote:

    Airbag packs.
    Mammut RAS 30l just about everyday.
    http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000011_v_0067_30/Ride-R.A.S..html
    Fits and carries all my day gear in a comfortable, and easy to access pack.
    Still waiting for the larger Mammut RAS system packs which are supposed to be compatible/interchangeable with the current format.

    Does the Ride RAS have a frame carry?
    Can’t seem to find any of the Mammut packs with a frame.

    A-frame? I use the compression straps to carry my split when it’s as 2 skis.
    No internal frame.

    @j.memay

    #654722
    bshubpow
    36 Posts

    I use a Cold Cold World Valdez

    #654723
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Depends on my mood….

    Mountain Hardware Wayback:

    Deuter Freeride Pro 30:

    Or a Marmot BC30

    I like different packs on different days for different reasons. Overall I think I like the Deuter Freeride Pro 30 the best. Comfy, pockets galore, great harness, totally bomber, the best gear carry setup.

    #654724
    Cadderly
    42 Posts

    @bshubpow wrote:

    I use a Cold Cold World Valdez

    Bshubpow: How do you like the Valdez? Any pros/cons?

    Thanks!

    #654725
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    @shredgnar wrote:

    I’ve been using a BD outlaw 30L for a few years and have really liked it. I like the Avalung but don’t really use it as I feel pretty confident in my ability to spot potential hazards. I mean, I take it out for every run, but I rarely think that I’ll need it. Main wear points are the straps that hold the board in solid mode, vertical carry. It’s three years old now, and has also been used for ummm… telewackering, but it started wearing through the straps early on. The only other qualm is the small hip pockets. These pockets could be enlarged with very little impact on weight.

    That said, this year I’ll be using a 30L Jones pack. Very similar to the Outlaw, sans avalung, and with bigger pockets. It also doesn’t put as much strain on the avy tool pocket as the straps are configured to pull on the straps, not the pockets. Interesting to see actual advancements in pack building still going on to this day. It also has spectra fabric in crucial areas.

    I also have a 40L Mammut pack that is super basic and could a-fram carry in a pinch. It is pretty cool though because I’m pretty sure that I could fit everything I need for a few days into the pack and keep it under 40 lbs. Fun part is the simplicity and durability of it.

    Do you think 30L is enough space to fit everything you need?
    Can you fit ice axes, crampon etc.?

    #654726
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    @Swedish-banana wrote:

    Do you think 30L is enough space to fit everything you need?
    Can you fit ice axes, crampon etc.?

    Absolutely. I even carry verts inside the pack on occasion. I haven’t tried it with the Jones pack yet, but I think that I will have slightly more room due to the lack of an avalung.

    The 30L size is perfect for long daytrips for me. I usually carry a full camelback, skins and/or crampons (for the split or feet depending), a puffy layer, maybe another fleece layer, Avy tools, sunglasses, extra pair of warm gloves, camera in the hip pocket, and a small first aid kit and some cliff bars with room to spare. I’ll carry an axe on the outside if needed. If I were going overnight I would need more space or strap on a few things onto the outside.

    The BD Outlaw gets uncomfortable with excessive weight because the avalung kinda digs into your shoulder but it’s not bad. The Jones seems to be a little lighter but more durable fabrics and design. I’ll write a review when I can.

    #654727
    maxpower88
    58 Posts

    I used the BD Outlaw size M/L last year and it was perfect for day tours but found it to be a little too small for overnight or hut trips. So after researching and reading through countless posts about every different pack out there, I inadvertently found the Osprey Kode 38 at REI when I was shopping for some wax. So after an hour of tearing this pack apart in the store I decided to go home and order it online (I know how the sales people love that).

    I think this pack will do everything I need it to do and then some…

    38L and I don’t think that includes the brain which is big enough to store a helmet so it’s pretty sizeable.

    Vertical solid board carry as well as A-frame
    Back panel entry
    Insulated H2O
    Separate pocket for shovel, probe, etc…
    2 BIG hip pockets
    Internal frame for heavier loads

    Plus I am sure I will figure out some other handy traits this bag possesses as the winter progresses and I use it more.

    #654728
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    North Face Patrol 34. Good pack, like it a lot more than my ancient Deuter Freerider.

    That was Pontus

    #654729
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    @shredgnar wrote:

    @Swedish-banana wrote:

    Do you think 30L is enough space to fit everything you need?
    Can you fit ice axes, crampon etc.?

    Absolutely. I even carry verts inside the pack on occasion. I haven’t tried it with the Jones pack yet, but I think that I will have slightly more room due to the lack of an avalung.

    The 30L size is perfect for long daytrips for me. I usually carry a full camelback, skins and/or crampons (for the split or feet depending), a puffy layer, maybe another fleece layer, Avy tools, sunglasses, extra pair of warm gloves, camera in the hip pocket, and a small first aid kit and some cliff bars with room to spare. I’ll carry an axe on the outside if needed. If I were going overnight I would need more space or strap on a few things onto the outside.

    The BD Outlaw gets uncomfortable with excessive weight because the avalung kinda digs into your shoulder but it’s not bad. The Jones seems to be a little lighter but more durable fabrics and design. I’ll write a review when I can.

    Where did you get it?
    I’ve been looking on the net but can’t find a store where it is in stock.

    #654730
    Chef_Ben
    134 Posts

    So all the winter specific packs I’ve been looking at have fixed torso lengths. I just got an Alp 40 from bca and yet looks like I’m wearing a three year olds book bag for school. Went to REI to check out the Osprey Kode and the REI double diamond and a DAKine, all are fixed torso lengths. Normal packs for camping have a Velcro attachment for the shoulder harness allowing you to adjust the height from shoulder to hip belt.

    Anyone have any suggestions, or know a company that makes packs for bigger guys. 6’2″ 280# 44 waist.

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