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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hello,

I need a ski backpack, i hope it is very light weight, with ski fixation, not more than 20L (I think 15 L is for me enough, I only put a bottle of water, a pair of shoes, sometimes a fleece jacket inside). I'm only 5'2'', so  this backpack should not be too long, or the models specially for women are also good.

 

Thanks  for all of your advice.beercheer.gif

post #2 of 19

There are a lot of ski packs out there that fit the description you gave. Some more information might be helpful. You said you want ski fixation, but what kind of skiing are you doing with it? Are you looking for a pack that will be good for short hikes within the boundaries of major resorts? Or are you looking to do more backcountry (sidecountry, slackcountry . . . whatever) skiing with it?

 

My immediate response is to tell you to look into the Ortovox free ride line. http://www.ortovox.com/free-ride They all have ski fixation and there are a range of sizes. Some have SPS, which could be a good option depending on the type of skiing you're doing. You say you carry a water bottle, but many of these are bladder compatible, so you can easily carry water that way. Just a suggestion.

post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

There are a lot of ski packs out there that fit the description you gave. Some more information might be helpful. You said you want ski fixation, but what kind of skiing are you doing with it? Are you looking for a pack that will be good for short hikes within the boundaries of major resorts? Or are you looking to do more backcountry (sidecountry, slackcountry . . . whatever) skiing with it?

 

My immediate response is to tell you to look into the Ortovox free ride line. http://www.ortovox.com/free-ride They all have ski fixation and there are a range of sizes. Some have SPS, which could be a good option depending on the type of skiing you're doing. You say you carry a water bottle, but many of these are bladder compatible, so you can easily carry water that way. Just a suggestion.


this is solid advice.

 

To the OP if you cant find a womens backpack that works with you, try a better made 'kids" pack and see if that can work. There a kids packs out there with hydrations and ski carry on them.

 

post #4 of 19

Check out BCA Stash, Dakine 20L Heli Pro and the Osprey Switch 22 to start.  I am a huge fan of the Ospreys, but have heard very good things about the other packs I listed as well. 

 

 

post #5 of 19
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thank you very much. I'll look the Ortovox site. My ski are groomers, not too long and too wide, I just see some backpacs have a ski fix and think that will be helpful for taking ski just on the way from hotel to lift. I don't need to take them for my whole trip, we take these things in a big Skibag with wheel.

I always take a bottel of mineral water in bag for the whole day and have a very small bottel in my pocket, I drink from the small bottel and fill it when it's empty. Well, I think bladder is a good ideabiggrin.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

There are a lot of ski packs out there that fit the description you gave. Some more information might be helpful. You said you want ski fixation, but what kind of skiing are you doing with it? Are you looking for a pack that will be good for short hikes within the boundaries of major resorts? Or are you looking to do more backcountry (sidecountry, slackcountry . . . whatever) skiing with it?

 

My immediate response is to tell you to look into the Ortovox free ride line. http://www.ortovox.com/free-ride They all have ski fixation and there are a range of sizes. Some have SPS, which could be a good option depending on the type of skiing you're doing. You say you carry a water bottle, but many of these are bladder compatible, so you can easily carry water that way. Just a suggestion.



 

post #6 of 19

 

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Check out ... the Osprey Switch 22 to start.  I am a huge fan of the Ospreys, but have heard very good things about the other packs I listed as well. 


Minor point of order: The Osprey Switch series has evolved into the Kode.  

 

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I am a huge fan of the Ospreys, but have heard very good things about the other packs I listed as well. 

 

In the "it's a small world" department, I believe you've got the Switch 36 that I sold to Aaron/Summit.  Brown, medium?

 

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by manymoreshoes View Post

thank you very much. I'll look the Ortovox site. My ski are groomers, not too long and too wide, I just see some backpacs have a ski fix and think that will be helpful for taking ski just on the way from hotel to lift. I don't need to take them for my whole trip, we take these things in a big Skibag with wheel.

I always take a bottel of mineral water in bag for the whole day and have a very small bottel in my pocket, I drink from the small bottel and fill it when it's empty. Well, I think bladder is a good ideabiggrin.gif

 

 



 


If you're just looking to get your skis from the hotel to the slope, you may not want to bother with ski fixation on a pack. In terms of getting on shuttles and in and out of cars, having the skis attached to the backpack would probably be more of a pain than anything else. You'd be better of getting a smaller pack without ski fixation but with bladder compatibility to carry your water and extra layers and then carrying your skis over your shoulder. It'll be less hassle in the long run.

 

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

so, is that ski fixation not practical for me? I've never used them, just think  they seems very cool. Oh now is my choice simply, as your word, just a small backpack with bladder. I will look all brands you suggest and choose one with light weight. biggrin.gif

thanks a lot for all of your input.

post #9 of 19

I'm planning to get the Dakine Heli pack myself... was all excited this morning when I got my newsletter from The Clymb and Dakine was featured.  Unfortunately they don't have any of the men's heli packs available (doh!), but for the next few days they do have a few variations of the women's heli-pro at 50% off...   http://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/JayTierney

post #10 of 19
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I'm planning to get the Dakine Heli pack myself... was all excited this morning when I got my newsletter from The Clymb and Dakine was featured.  Unfortunately they don't have any of the men's heli packs available (doh!), but for the next few days they do have a few variations of the women's heli-pro at 50% off...   http://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/JayTierney



Thank you to share the good deal, but I'm in Germany, so it's a pity that I can't get that……frown.gif

post #11 of 19

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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

 


Minor point of order: The Osprey Switch series has evolved into the Kode.  

 

 

In the "it's a small world" department, I believe you've got the Switch 36 that I sold to Aaron/Summit.  Brown, medium?


I have several Osprey packs, including the Switch 45 which have served me well. I almost pulled the trigger on the Kode while looking for a smaller touring pack, but ended up with the beefier/heavier and sweet Mystery Ranch Fuze. Mystery Ranch was started by Dana Gleason (remember Dana Designs?). Anyone looking at ski/snowboard (or anything) packs, should at least give these a look. I expect I'll never need another one in my lifetime:

 

http://www.epicski.com/image/id/304935/

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 

have purchased the dakine heli pro girls, wait for the new packyahoo.gif

post #13 of 19


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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

I have several Osprey packs, including the Switch 45 which have served me well. I almost pulled the trigger on the Kode while looking for a smaller touring pack, but ended up with the beefier/heavier and sweet Mystery Ranch Fuze. Mystery Ranch was started by Dana Gleason (remember Dana Designs?). Anyone looking at ski/snowboard (or anything) packs, should at least give these a look. I expect I'll never need another one in my lifetime:


Oh, I lust after the Mystery Ranch packs (I've owned a couple of DD packs).  I'm scheming on one of their airbag packs (Blackjack) for next season.  Do you carry them at your shop?  

 

post #14 of 19

Very nice. You'll be happy with this - whether or not you use the ski carry. Enjoy!

post #15 of 19

 

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Oh, I lust after the Mystery Ranch packs (I've owned a couple of DD packs).  I'm scheming on one of their airbag packs (Blackjack) for next season.  Do you carry them at your shop?  


No we don't. AFAIK, they only sell direct from their site or locally in Bozeman.

post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 

have received my heli pro,a very nice pack! thanks to all of youyahoo.gif

And now my husband want also one!

 

post #17 of 19

Glad you're happy with it. Enjoy. And play with those ski attachments before your get to the mountain.

post #18 of 19

The Blackjack sounds pretty sweet, if I ever gett to go heli skiing.... drool.gif.....

post #19 of 19

The Dynafit Broad Peak 28 with its pack on ski attachment is what I want for next season. Maybe tough to find in the States. My only concern is ski width limit of the lower loop.

 

 

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