This backpack is awesome for backcountry skiing, with a dedicated pocket on the outside for avy gear and other pockets inside for the necessities. With a 28 liter capacity it is perfect for day tours, snowshoeing, and hiking. It is back-entry which I really like because things don’t get lost in the bottom like a top-entry pack. I did take the pockets off of the hip belt because they were bulky and brushed against my elbows when I was backcountry skiing. I just used the pocket on the top for phone, keys, chapstick, etc—that pocket also has a soft lining for goggles.
Keywords: Backcountry Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Winter Pack, Backpack,