I have been trying to find a pack that fits avy gear, skins, water, and some extra layers for day tours. Also, it's important that the pack can carry my skis. I've found lots of people recommending packs like this, but I am small (5 feet, 100 lbs) and most of the packs are too big.
So far I have tried the Dakine Helipro 18L women's, which I loved but was way too big (even if the straps were adjusted the torso length is too long). I've also tried the Arva Patroller 18L, which seems to fit, but the ski holding system wasn't secure and the pack is too small to fit all my gear.
Does anyone have advice or ideas for finding a pack that fits a small frame and can still hold enough gear for a day in the backcountry?