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 Post subject: What pack do you use?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:16 pm 
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What backpack do you use for normal day touring?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:32 pm 
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I use a 26L Burton AK pack.

To be honest, I just manage to get all the stuff I need in there. Shovel,probe,first aid kit,survival blanket,skins, down jacket and some food and it's pretty damn tight in there. My bananas generally take a beating :mrgreen:

I'll look to get a bigger pack when funds allow,one that's quite a bit bigger with volume adjusting straps.

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Mystery Ranch Big Sky It's big for day tours, and expensive but I just love this pack to death. It carries so freakin' well and with a fully adjustable backpanel I can fit it to my torso perfectly. You can also can rig vertical board carry and A-frame nicely as shown below:

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It's not for everyone but if you want a bombproof bag that carries great I highly recommend MR.


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 Post subject: Re: What pack do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:52 pm 
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I use a Black Diamond Axis 33L for every thing....Alpine climbing to spliting it does it all......and the Ergo active hipbelt rocks I barly notice it on my back.

I also use a Dakine baker For my shorter tours and it fits pretty much everything. (16L)

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 Post subject: Re: What pack do you use?
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im a big fan of my mt. hardwear wayback 30 (although i feel that company is going downhill quick), great fit for tall and skinny people. The bag is shaped very long and very slim against your back, which is my favorite part. avy compartment is big enough to keep my shovel in there in one peice, back panel zip is a must for when you have a board, jacket, ice axe,poles and whatever else strapped to it.

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 Post subject: Re: What pack do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:23 pm 
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christoph benells wrote:
im a big fan of my mt. hardwear wayback 30 (although i feel that company is going downhill quick), great fit for tall and skinny people. The bag is shaped very long and very slim against your back, which is my favorite part. avy compartment is big enough to keep my shovel in there in one peice, back panel zip is a must for when you have a board, jacket, ice axe,poles and whatever else strapped to it.

I have been looking at the wayback because my Axis doesnt have a board carry. What do you think?

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I have two (Ok, if you really count the ones I don't use for snowboarding I have like 5).

Rome insurgent: It's about a 30 liter pack or so. I really like the pole carry. The top opening is a bit of a pain in the ass, the zipper doesn't like to open or close, and the panel doesn't like to open all the way.

Osprey Kode 38. I got this one for overnight trips. I found myself using more often than expected. If I am carrying more than normal, such as crampons, and an ice axe, I find it is just easier to find everything. It also carries weight better than my rome so if I have to carry my board for long distances I like it. It doesn't have a good horizontal board carry like my rome, or a dakine pack.


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I found on my kode 38 that if it's full it will carry a board horitontal by using the lid straps.


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Thanks smuggler, I'll give that a shot, although with a pack that size it's rarely full. I would greatly prefer the horizontal carry where the board is between your back and the main part of the pack. My Rome, and a Dakine pack I have both have a fold down pad that holds it in place. I believe this method is more common for snowmobilers. In my opinion it just feels more stable. Plus the pad can be used as a sweet chair.


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I know burton carries a few packs with that system but I don't think they come close to 38 L. I dont sled but it seems a lot of the serious sled guys have racks on their machines so time will tell if pack manufacturers keep this option in their lines.


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 Post subject: Re: What pack do you use?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:14 pm 
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These are some packs that have diagonal carries in 30L-45L

Dakine Blade http://www.dakine.com/p/packs/snow-packs/blade

Burton AK 31 http://www.burton.com/mens-bags-luggage ... mens-packs

Mile High Mountaineering http://www.mhmgear.com/products/packs/s ... derkeg-32/

In fact, If anybody has a review of the MHM pack I would love to hear it...I think that it was in outside magazine?

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[/quote]I have been looking at the wayback because my Axis doesnt have a board carry. What do you think?[/quote]

its carries a boardskis well a-frame or vertical. ive stopped doing a-frame cause its easier to just strap em on the back.

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 Post subject: Re: What pack do you use?
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What about carrying an ice axe?

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