Pros: Well made and well designed.
The Backcountry Access Stash OB pack is everything BCA advertises, which is visually shown in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w2uM9g0BHc . The freeze-proof hydration system really does work, and the bladder is easy to fill. The bite valve is easy to open or close with gloves on. The valve doesn’t leak if you leave it in the open position on warm days. On very cold days it is best to tuck it into the shoulder sleeve to prevent freezing. The diagonal ski carry system works fine, with the only minor complaint being that my longest skis rest a tad too low for my liking (I am 5’9”). There is room for a...(read more)