A bit of background here: I walk about 1.5 miles every time time I go skiing, which tends to be around 30 days per year. In particular, my mother-in-law lives outside of Interlaken, involving a longish walk to and from the train station. Also, I like to have a bag along anyway to carry street shoes, sandwiches, thermos, book and whatever else the family needs for a day out (wife and two teenagers).
I think those bags with "stirrups"/external carriers make the most sense. I've seen four possibilities so far: There are two Transack models (pro and lite), a Rossignol (http://www.snowshack.com/detail/SNW+R-50313_Rossignol+Bootie+Transport+Pack+25L) and the Lange bag (picture above).
Do you guys have any feedback on those four - or any further recommendations?
- In the pictures, the Transack bags look kind of clumsy - but I'm judging a book by its cover ... Of the two, I think that only the pro has chest and hip stabilizers - something I definitely want.
- I like the looks of that Lange bag - can anyone tell me where to find one on sale??
- The Rossi bag looks pretty nice too - but I can't tell about stabilizers.