*Used one time*
GO FAST, GO LIGHT, STAY HYDRATED AND GET MORE TURNS. THE OSPREY SWITCH 25+ 5 WAS DESIGNED WITH EXACTLY THAT IN MIND.
When Osprey asked us what we wanted we told them this: “We want a pack that you can yo-yo with that carries your water and a shovel.” Osprey's answer: The Aquasource. It detaches from the main pack via 4 buckles and slides out from the back panel. It has one big zipper that opens at the bite valve for gulps on the fly. A second zipper allows access to the inside of the pack which bellows out just enough to carry food or your skins. On the outside of the pack, a bungee cord straps down a shovel. A separate snow safety gear compartment with slider lock-off has organizers for a shovel, skins and a probe. Crampons fit there, too. A big shelf pocket on top that drops into the body of the pack to keep food in tact. Of course, we wanted backside panel entry into the main body cuz it's the handiest, and Osprey obliged. The panel-loading main pack has enough space for extra layers. Other great features include a front slash pocket with key clip, safety equipment pocket on the hip belt, foam reinforced sidewall crescents to keep the pack rigid, stowable and adjustable diagonal ski carry loops, reinforced ski carry straps, abrasion patches under compression wings that guard against snowboard edges, and reinforced wear points for horizontal snowboard carry.
Material: 420D broken twill nylon, 400D and 500D plain-weave nylon, 800D Ballistic Nylon
Back Panel: Solid Padded
Hydration Compatible: Yes Aquasource (Bladder not included)
Torso Adjustment: Yes Aquasource
Access Types: Backside Panel Entry
Detachable Daypack: Aquasource
Gear Loops: Yes
External Pockets: 4
Snowboard Carry: Yes
Ski Carry: Yes diaganol and horizontal
Volume: [S] 1400 + 300cu in, [M] 1500 + 300cu in, [L] 1600 + 300cu in
Recommended Use: Backcountry skiing and snowboarding
Good Review and pics: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/852195/Osprey_Switch_25_5_Backpack_20