When backcountry skiing, a good pack is a must. This Mammut pack offers ample storage and lets you carry skis or snowboards while still allowing easy access to the fully-zipped main compartment. A separate avalanche compartment allows easy retrieval in the event of an emergency, and slots for a shovel and probe keep safety essentials organized. You’ll also find a helmet holder, ice ax straps, insulated hydration hose and a padded goggle pouch in the pack. Testers loved that adjustable straps contoured to perfectly fit your body. $169.95 mammut.com
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