|By MIYG |
From Moab, UT
Aug 16, 2012
So I'm looking for a (circa) 20L pack for the fall/winter.
I'd like it to be a multi-sport all around pack for climbing, biking AND snowboarding. Anyone have a pack that they use for all three they really like?
My dream design would be light, burly, minimalistic (as to not snag in chimneys), obviously hydro-compatible, has to carry a snowboard (vertically preferred), carry shoes on the outside via some method, comfy and steezy (I believe that is the term the kids are using??)
If anyone has a great all-around pack they use Summer-Fall-Winter, I'd love to hear some suggestions.
Edit to add: I searched the forum but didn't find anything pertaining to climbing and snowboarding packs.. I'm sure someone will show me that this has, indeed, been discussed.
|By wankel7 |
From Dallas TexASS
Aug 17, 2012
REI flash pack...and get a split board so you don't have to carry it on your back :)
|By MSM624 |
Aug 18, 2012
Jansport Catalyst, 20L ........not sure how good a 20L will carry a board though
|By Scott McMahon |
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2012
I missed the board part at first, but unless you're splitboarding you've got a low chance of finding a proper bag to do everything.
The following might be useful assuming you are not just resort riding.
There are BD bags such as the outlaw, slide and covert which would sort of fit that bill, BUT you are getting into a higher price bracket especially with the avalung packs. I don't know if you've tried to carry a board without a proper frame sheet, but it's a miserable experience. You will be banging the back of your head more than a guy at a Slayer show. Additionally for any BC travel, 20L is pretty small. Carrying a shovel, skins, water, clothes, food etc etc, my 30L covert gets pretty stuffed. And that's mostly carrying safetly essentials.
You can of course rig your pack to carry a board, even when it's not board specific using the compression straps. You might want to consider using a sleeve to keep your edges from destroying the straps.
Again for packs able to carry a board check out Dakine's Heli pro and any burton bags, but these packs I probably wouldn't bike or climb in. They will be heavier and stiffer designed for days of riding.
|By drpw |
Aug 19, 2012
Get a pack that works for climbing and hiking and get one thats snowboard specific. BCA makes some really cool small packs with snowboard carry.