SKI PACKS

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1 CILOGEAR 30Z Ski Pack 1,800 cu. in. | 2 lbs., 5 oz. ski carry: A-frame, di­ag­o­nal CiloGear, a small Port­land, Ore­gon– based pack man­u­fac­turer, fo­cuses on cus­tomiza­tion, min­i­mal­ist de­signs, and bombproof dura­bil­ity. The feath­er­weight 30Z comes with a pouch of straps that at­tach in­tu­itively to the pack in almost in­fi­nite user-spe­cific gear-carry con­fig­u­ra­tions. An in­te­rior avy-gear pocket and a re­mov­able frame/sit­ting pad are fine touches.

[$189; cilogear.com]

2 ARC’TERYX Kham­ski 38 2,258 cu. in. | 3 lbs., 1 oz. ski carry: di­ag­o­nal With its sturdy frame and sus­pen­sion sys­tem, the Kham­ski can eas­ily han­dle heavy loads. It’s plenty roomy for big mis­sions, yet the top-load de­sign with side-zip ac­cess keeps your gear read­ily avail­able. The fab­rics are durable and de­signed to shed snow and re­pel mois­ture bet­ter than typ­i­cal pack ny­lon.

[$299; arc­teryx.com]

3 BLACK DI­A­MOND An­them AvaLung 28 1,709 cu. in. (size M/L) | 3 lbs., 7 oz. ski carry: di­ag­o­nal It’s nice to have a con­tin­gency plan. With its in­te­grated AvaLung sys­tem, the An­them is both well suited and well sized for day tours. We dig the pocket setup—back panel, top stash, sep­a­rate avy gear—and elas­tic rope sys­tem for se­cur­ing your jacket on the tour. Plus, it’s light for its size and fea­ture set.

4 » DEUTER

Guide Tour 45+ 2,750 cu. in. | 3 lbs., 15 oz. ski carry: A-frame A clas­sic top-load back­pack for more-tech­ni­cal mis­sions or hut trips, the Guide Tour 45+ has a big side zip for quick main-com­part­ment ac­cess and a clever ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem to in­crease air­flow to your back. The strong rub­ber­ized ice-ax loops keep your tools well se­cured. It’s a pack for the ex­pe­ri­enced back­coun­try skier. [$189; deuter.com]

5 » ORTOVOX

Tour 30+7 W ABS 2,257 cu. in. (with ex­pan­sion)

12 lbs., 9 oz. (with ABS sys­tem) ski carry: di­ag­o­nal

The Tour is de­signed to fit the anatom­i­cal shape of women, so it’s the first fe­male-spe­cific airbag pack. Its 30 liters ex­pand an ex­tra seven liters when it needs to. It uses the trusted ABS airbag sys­tem—wing-style bags, ni­tro­gen

gas, ex­plo­sive trig­ger. Another bonus: sep­a­rate pock­ets for avy

gear and wet skins. [$1,203 with ABS sys­tem;

ortovox.com]

6 » OS­PREY RE­VERB 18

1,098 cu. in. | 2 lbs., 1 oz. ski carry: di­ag­o­nal Back-panel ac­cess al­lows this re­sort and side­coun­try pack to com­fort­ably fit a lunch, wa­ter, an ex­tra layer, and a point-and-shoot. A sep­a­rate pocket keeps your avy safety gear close at hand, and with few straps, buck­les, and zip­pers on the ex­te­rior, it can go on the lift with­out get­ting hung up. [$99; os­prey­packs.com]

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