This low-profile avy-tools pack has space for a shovel, probe, beacon and an internal hydration system. You can also attach a board or skis to the front easily, and it has a built-in AvaLung, a device backcountry riders should have but hope to never use. The AvaLung allows you to breathe while buried in the deep snow of an avalanche. $179.95 blackdiamondequipment.com
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