Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:56 am Posts: 30 Location: Durango, CO
I have both the Osprey Ceres 70 (for camping/mountaineering) and the Ceres 38 for splitboard daytrips.
It has everything you're looking for except a good method for carrying the board....but I'd think that would be low on the list since you have a splitboard. Anyway, it's a very durable pack with a bevy of outside pockets, sleeves and straps to attach stuff to and hold stuff on.
This picture makes it look huge though. Here it is on me....I'm 6'2".
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Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:13 pm Posts: 218 Location: Shoreline, WA
I just picked up a Bergans of Norway Backcounty Guide 32L daypack.
It is amazing, previously i was always carring way to much crap w/ me into the backcounty. Back pannel access is perfect for keeping your skins close to the body and tacky, as well as accessing all contents of the pack. hydration sleeve is in kind of a weird spot due to the opening panel but easy to deal w/. the dual sleaves for ice axe or shovel are sweet as well and compliment the front pocket which fits the shovel face quite nice. Also interior compartments keep things organized well.
also if you need to boot pack or climb out of skin mode i.e. rope up etc. this pack has a number of lashing options
I am very happy w/ how well this pack rides on the descent. I hate having a "flop" in my packs, this one rides real close to the body while allowing complete free motion.
I have the Bergans of norway pack too and can vouch that it is an excelent choice. No outside shovelpocket but I have come to prefer this anyway. Only thing I dont like is the way it holds poles but once I worked it out it actualy works quite well. Once I cinch down the straps I have no annoying rattling like my partners and Very little bulk. I can hear those guys coming a hundred yards away! Anyone have recomendations on multi day packs and gear?
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:47 pm Posts: 83 Location: Salt Lake City
I really like my Osprey Switch 25 +5. I seem to remember that BCR uses a Switch 14. A while back there was a thread on what we carry in our packs.
http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=1150 I can't believe what he fits into that thing. I like something a bit bigger. This pack has been about perfect for me, if anything, I've occasionally wished it were a tad bigger but the Switch 42 is probably too big for a day pack.