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post #1 of 23
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Hello,
    I am looking at buying a backpack for skiing that carries an extra lens for my googles, some food to eat and water and layers of clothing. I was thinking of this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00437V7S0?ref_=pe_623860_70668520 or this http://www.amazon.com/Camelbak-Thermobak-Hydration-System-Pattern/dp/B002HOOC56/ref=sr_1_4?s=outdoor-recreation&srs=2586702011&ie=UTF8&qid=1391813343&sr=1-4&keywords=camelbak. Wondering if anyone has any recommended ski backpacks?

post #2 of 23

If you have to drink that much water, your working to hard. Take a few lessons. I used to carry a small water bottle with me, but over the past few years I have not needed it.

 

 

I do carry a TNF Hackler backpack to the mid mountian lodge and leave it there with two 20oz bottles of Sunny D and my lunch and a few other things.

post #3 of 23

Camelbaks are good, I'd go for more storage and less water if that's an option.  I hardly fill mine at all since it's usually frozen by the time I want to drink, even before the insulation cap broke off. But it's nice to have extra layers at the ready or space to stash them as needed.

post #4 of 23
look at osprey reverb, kode 22 or the old karve series
post #5 of 23

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Built in SPS spine protection, don't even notice it. 

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Helmet attachment,   also has ski attachments or snowboard

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Fits your body like a glove, with a flexible waist strap and chest strap.  Nice pocket built into waist strap 

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All you need

post #6 of 23

If you ski in resorts only, you should go small. A big backpack will make it more difficult for you to ski. Its not only the weight, its that its one more thing for you to focus instead of focusing on skiing.

 

Search for the name of some candidates (osprey reverb, successor of karve, dakine heli, black diamond bandit) here and you will find several threads. Several options.

 

I would say you should search for lightweight, small, thin with shape retention and not a lot of flying straps, to avoid accident. If you are a tall guy, check if its comfortable. Some packs feel weird.

 

I have a reverb 10L, but also looked at black diamond bandit, deuter provoke, and mammut packs

post #7 of 23
I really like my Black Diamond Agent. I particularly like the BD ski carrying system. The smaller BD Bandit has the same system. Also has an insulated hydration sleeve.
Worth checking out.
http://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-packs/bandit-pack-BD681139CYANALL1.html
post #8 of 23
I have a pack I've never seen anywhere else, but my general advice is to get the smallest pack you can find with a ski carry system.
post #9 of 23

Nice if someone made a decent small chest pack for carrying ski stuff.  Never found a back pack that didn't try and push me off the chair or had so many ties having off it as to be dangerous on the lift.  Plus weight forward is better than weight pulling into the dreaded back seat.

 

This vest looks interesting.

 

http://www.rei.com/product/854622/the-north-face-powder-guide-vest

 

post #10 of 23

That North Face vest looks like a good idea.  But,  WTH $250. I do buy the best and spend a lot on my ski equipment, but its a vest with pockets and zippers. I know it says North Face on it. I think they sell more stuff to non skiers than skiers. Thinking about it I don't  own anything that says North Face.

post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by xman23 View Post
 

That North Face vest looks like a good idea.  But,  WTH $250. I do buy the best and spend a lot on my ski equipment, but its a vest with pockets and zippers. I know it says North Face on it. I think they sell more stuff to non skiers than skiers. Thinking about it I don't  own anything that says North Face.

 

North Face happens to make good stuff.  I have NF pants and gloves, not because of the brand name but because they're designed and fit well.  They seem to avoid some of the over/under engineering you find in a lot of outerwear.

post #12 of 23

I'm happy with the Dakine Heli and a 70 oz. Camelbak bladder.

post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by xman23 View Post
 

That North Face vest looks like a good idea.  But,  WTH $250. I do buy the best and spend a lot on my ski equipment, but its a vest with pockets and zippers. I know it says North Face on it. I think they sell more stuff to non skiers than skiers. Thinking about it I don't  own anything that says North Face.

 

Per the specs it is worn on the outside so I'm guessing the zips and seams are all waterproofed vs being just a vest with zippers.

post #14 of 23

I have the 11L Dakine Heli w/ Camelbak (diagonal ski carry). It's slim and not bulky. That being said I don't really use it much to ski anymore because I'm finding more and more resorts will not allow me to wear it on the lift (I don't venture into the backcountry).  Instead I opt for jackets and pants with lots of inner and outer pockets.

post #15 of 23

I think that North Face vest is actually very good for carrying avy gear in a less bulky way than a traditional backpack. Or at least I see a lot of guys that have similar North Face vests for that purpose. 

post #16 of 23

Good to see another Indian here :)

 

I found CamelBak to be one of the best Ski accessory I have purchased

There is not significan size difference between 2L or 3L bag. So I would suggest going for 3L.

 

The 3L bag is sufficient for 6-8 hours of skiing without any breaks. Holds enough stuff without getting heavy or disturbing your weight balance.

 

And you will absolutely need 3L of water if you are pushing yourself for 6-8 hours. I dont know about young people :(, but I am 33, on Advanced Intermediate level and drinking that much water really keeps me fresh on the slopes.

 

Remember to wait for 40-45% off coupon on Sierratradingpost and buy the 3L CamelBak for about $44 or less there.

My $0.02.

post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jay Kavathe View Post

Good to see another Indian here smile.gif

I found CamelBak to be one of the best Ski accessory I have purchased
There is not significan size difference between 2L or 3L bag. So I would suggest going for 3L.

The 3L bag is sufficient for 6-8 hours of skiing without any breaks. Holds enough stuff without getting heavy or disturbing your weight balance.

And you will absolutely need 3L of water if you are pushing yourself for 6-8 hours. I dont know about young people frown.gif, but I am 33, on Advanced Intermediate level and drinking that much water really keeps me fresh on the slopes.

Remember to wait for 40-45% off coupon on Sierratradingpost and buy the 3L CamelBak for about $44 or less there.
My $0.02.
Hello Jay
Do you havea link to the exact model you bought and can it store google lens and an extra layer of clothing.
post #18 of 23
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Hello Jay
Do you havea link to the exact model you bought and can it store google lens and an extra layer of clothing.

 

I sent you a pm just now with the product link.

I definitely can store goggle lens + Gloves and clothing like a fleece pullover + food bars and fruits etc.... but I doubt about a full size ski jacket.

post #19 of 23
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I think that North Face vest is actually very good for carrying avy gear in a less bulky way than a traditional backpack. Or at least I see a lot of guys that have similar North Face vests for that purpose. 


 



wher does the shovel and probe go?
post #20 of 23
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wher does the shovel and probe go?

 

The question was: "I am looking at buying a backpack for skiing that carries an extra lens for my googles, some food to eat and water and layers of clothing."
 
Shovel and probe would seem to go to another thread. 
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by smackboy1 View Post
 

I have the 11L Dakine Heli w/ Camelbak (diagonal ski carry). It's slim and not bulky. That being said I don't really use it much to ski anymore because I'm finding more and more resorts will not allow me to wear it on the lift (I don't venture into the backcountry).  Instead I opt for jackets and pants with lots of inner and outer pockets.

Why wouldn't ski resorts let you carry this pack? I only ski in resorts on groomed runs. Then it kind of beats the purpose.

post #22 of 23
Some resorts worry about you WEARING packs on the lift because packs have been known to get caught on the lift. The skier tries to get off at the top and end up going around the bull wheel and sometimes dangling out in space before the lift is stopped.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by craigr

wher does the shovel and probe go?

The question was: "I am looking at buying a backpack for skiing that carries an extra lens for my googles, some food to eat and water and layers of clothing."

Shovel and probe would seem to go to another thread.



I realise that. The question was directed to Penguin, hence the quote above my question.
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