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  • #566900
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    What’s in your daypack?

    For the really sick and twisted…factor in the specific weight for each one of your items. 😯

    Pack Osprey Switch 14 m/l
    Weight 2lbs 11oz
    Volume 900cubic inches 14liters
    Price $98 (on sale for $69 now on the internet)

    Personal Profile
    155lbs (fat)
    5’7” (short)
    Splitboarder (bad attitude)
    Torso 21”

    Region
    Sierra Nevada

    What’s inside…

    Contents for the Ascent
    Voile Shovel (I usually use their XLM shovel with telescoping handle but I used their larger scoop shovel for this experiment)
    LifeLink probe
    R.E.D Helmet
    Splitboard crampons (unless being used)
    BD Raven Pro ice axe (unless being used)
    Stubai boot crampons (unless being used)
    Basic First Aid kit (bandaids, guaze, antiseptic, sunscreen, lip balm, fingernail clipers, handiwipes, vicodin and ibuprofen, etc)
    Compass
    Swiss Army knife
    3 liters of water in MSR water bag w/hose
    Repair kit (extra slider pin, misc screws and bolts for bindings, duct tape, lighter, safety equipment, etc)
    BD Headlamp
    Anon Goggles
    MH Phantom Down Jacket
    MH Epic Shell
    MH Shell Mitts
    MH Windstopper gloves
    Neck gaiter
    Beanie
    Extra socks
    Bandana
    Food sack (enough food for a full day)

    (for this experiment I added)
    MSR PockeRocket stove
    Snow Peak double wall Titanium Cup
    Snow Peak small butane canister

    Here is the pack fully loaded with the shovel on the outside…

    …and with the shovel inside.

    My video camera and still camera are attached via a LowePro case with custom chest mount

    Contents added for the Descent
    One BD Whippet pole
    One BD Expedition pole
    MH brim hat
    Splitboard skins
    Sunglasses

    Contents removed for the Descent
    R.E.D Helmet
    MH Epic Shell
    Goggles

    Here is a pic of the pack on the descent

    In the words of the late Maxwell Smart…”would you believe” it all fits in a 14L/900cubic inch pack? 😯

    I really like my Osprey Switch 14, its big enough but not overkill for daytrips in my region and is small enough to take along on multiday trips with a large pack . 8)

    My only complaint is on durability. Its tough but not tough as nails…but then again if it was it would add weight. “Life is a series of tradeoffsâ€Â

    #583628
    maelcolm
    22 Posts

    BC Rider, you post is a very timely post. i just went and looked at day packs yesterday and i was thinking about the Osprey Atmos 50. i know its large for a day pack but i make you look like a twig as i’m a bit bigger and the smaller atmos didn’t fit my shoulders as well. I’ll post what i propose for my pack after i get it all together as you have given me some things to think about that might be needed for a full day.

    #583629
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Very detailed BCrider….thank you! Im amazed you can fit all that.

    Always in Pack
    -Water (100oz. or 70oz. w/ a nalgene)
    -1st aid
    -Extra layers (Fleece vest, hat, sox, sweater)
    -Food for a day and then some
    -Headlamp/Batteries
    -Swiss army knife/Multi-tool
    -Duct tape
    -Spare parts/cord/zip-ties
    -Goggles (OakleyWisdom)
    -Helmet(Pro-Tec)

    The rest depends on what/where im gonna be going…
    Ive got 3 packs i use….

    DaKine Heli Pro(1000cu)-Light Day trips…Glades or low angle terrain where i dont need Avi gear(im a right coaster), crampons, ice axe, or many layers.
    DaKine Poacher(2000cu)-Longer Day trips w/ avi gear, belay parka, lotsa food and water, BD crampons, BD-Raven Ice Axe….
    Osprey Ceres 50-Medium(3000)-Overnighter bag. Great for day trips from camp cause it compresses down SOOO small.

    I prolly forgot some stuff too…..

    #583630
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Hi maelcolm, welcome!

    The Atmos packs are designed more for backpacking than they are snowsports activities.

    For splitboarding you’ll need a pack that will carry your board for times when you won’t be able to skin. The Atmos doesn’t have a board carry system.

    I would take a look at their Exposure 42. It looks really clean and simple. It has a great compression/board carrying system (StraightJacket ) and is panel loading…two things I really like in a pack. It’s also lighter than their Switch packs (snowsports line) and has the new custom molded hipbelt.

    Exposure 42


    #583631
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Damn, I cant believe you can fit all that in that pack. What I find really amazing is it doesnt look any bigger after the shovel is inside. Im gonna study this. Can you fly down to san diego and give me lessons on that? My shit looks like the packs for the mule teams in Bishop. For my 2nd season in the BC I will work on being light. I need that size pack in red. I need a day pack that will work for my medical supplies when Im patrolling and then I need to dump all that out and put my BC gear in it.

    #583632
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Damn, I cant believe you can fit all that in that pack. What I find really amazing is it doesnt look any bigger after the shovel is inside. Im gonna study this. Can you fly down to san diego and give me lessons on that? My shit looks like the packs for the mule teams in Bishop. For my 2nd season in the BC I will work on being light. I need that size pack in red. I need a day pack that will work for my medical supplies when Im patrolling and then I need to dump all that out and put my BC gear in it.

    #583633
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Why the double post?

    #583634
    fortysix2
    112 Posts

    BCR,

    How is that MSR waterbag in cold temps (<20°F)?

    #583635
    maelcolm
    22 Posts

    BCR, thanks for the tip on the exposure. I was thinking about that one too but i heard that they are going to change the pack design and make it more like the atmos, anyone else heard this? If so it might be worth the wait.

    #583636
    raul
    41 Posts

    ieep!

    i use a 24 L backpack for 1 day trip, to carry the same thing as bcrider.

    maybe because i put this on it??

    Ra 🙂

    #583637
    bcd
    232 Posts

    Shovel
    Probe
    Water
    Repair/tool kit. (I thought about cutting the bar of skin wax in half, but I was afraid of being like those Go-Lite weirdos that cut the tags off their shirts)

    Everything else (goggles, camera and food) stays in my pockets.

    Sometimes I bring mittens:

    Fully loaded:
    (I should probably get a smaller pack)

    In the spring, add:
    Crampons
    Axe

    and I leave the mitts at home.

    #583638
    dave
    100 Posts

    my day pack is either the heli pro or the heli pack. Dakine

    INSIDE:
    winter camelback
    sandwich
    powerbars/granola bars
    split crampons (not always)
    biners and webbing (not always)
    shovel blade
    probe
    extra gloves
    extra long sleeve golite shirt
    screwdriver
    kick ass victorinox (sp?) knife
    basic first aid kit
    american spirits

    OUTSIDE:
    shovel handle
    collapsed poles (down)
    golite jacket (up)
    8mm rope (not always)

    skins go in my coat for the ride down.

    man, you guys are obsessed. pictures and whatnot….. 😯 🙄 🙄
    JONSIN? 😆

    #583639
    OCD
    52 Posts

    Just found this thread.

    Outstanding packing abilities, bcrider. Organization is the key to achieve this level of packability.

    #583640
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    OCD, I know who you are. 8) You need to check out the quiver thread for more examples…

    Ya down wi’ O-C-D? Yeah, you know me!

    #583641
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Yo yo OCD…good to see you!

    I’ve been meaning to do a follow up to this thread. It’s all about stuff sacks! I use two (not sure the exact volume but when they are full they fit perfectly in the pack without deforming its natural shape). One holds my descent gloves, down or synthetic jacket/vest, goggles, extra beanie, extra socks, and the other holds my other misc items and lunch. By keeping all these small items in the sacks it keeps things tidy and organized (which is the key like you said).

    #583642
    Scooby2
    619 Posts

    Hey now know if I ever tour with bc, I don’t need to bring much!

    Touring in the wasatch, you don’t need so much because you can just go get it and come back!

    No, seriously the one thing you might consider is a fold up foam pad. After taking a Wilderness First Responder first aid course, I was amazed at how cold you get playing the injured party lying on the ground even when there is no snow and it is 60 degrees. If anyone in the party had a significant trauma and was incapacitated, they would be hypothermic soo fast lying in the snow, and rounding up a bed of tree branches/gear takes too long and is pretty difficult when someone is hurting and can’t stand etc.
    I bring a 3/4 Z-Rest folded right against my back, also great for civilized lunches/dinners in the pow.

    I’ve been using a cheap north face exocet with the slight customization of combining the two outer pockets in to one, love it. it weighs 2lbs,5 oz and cost me 50 something. That’s about half the weight of the dakines.

    #583643

    I my daypack (Black diamond Axis 33L)

    *Uphill*
    Patagonia primo Jacket (on top)
    Dakine apollo gloves
    Burton ledge beanie
    Black diamond Deploy shovel
    Black diamond Super tour probe
    Ortovox 3+ transiever
    nalagene 32 oz bottle.
    Bag of m&m’s
    Black Diamond Raven piolet (on outsidee of pack/ when not in use)
    spark R&D mr. chomps split cramps (in welded case)
    Black diamond contact strap crampons ( lashed to outside of the pack)

    *Downhill*
    Voile split skins
    Black diamond compactor poles ( in backpack)
    Black diamond Deploy shovel
    Black diamond Super tour probe
    Ortovox 3+ transiever
    nalagene 32 oz bottle.
    Bag of m&m’s
    Black Diamond Raven piolet (on outsidee of pack/ when not in use)

    Burton Freebird 158 W/ spark R&D blazes W/ burton Rulers boots

    #583644
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    ^^^Beacon in the pack doesn’t do much good. The pack could easily get ripped off of you in a slide. Also, if you are searching for someone, you should be able to have the beacon on your hand instantly.

    #583645

    @fustercluck wrote:

    ^^^Beacon in the pack doesn’t do much good. The pack could easily get ripped off of you in a slide. Also, if you are searching for someone, you should be able to have the beacon on your hand instantly.

    Oops, I saw that after I posted it…..Just copy and pasted my Packing lis off of word…..Beacon is always turned on and strapped to my body when I am in the back country

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