Cilo makes the lightest, most durable, badass packs made right now. Check the website for details (cilogear.com). The shovel pocket is an evolution of the "pouch" which carries a snowboard like a dream.
This will outlast any one of the packs mentioned so far in this forum and without a doubt will be significantly lighter!
Post subject: Re: Snowboard Compatible Mountaineering Packs
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:20 pm
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:38 pm Posts: 205
I just bought the Cilo Gear 45L pack and shovel pocket on Friday and got two days out with it over the weekend. I posted in the other pack thread too but the short version of it is that i couldn't be happier.