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Need help finding a good ski Backpack

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
  Hi, I'm looking for a ski packback.  I would like one with boot holders and a strap on the back for carring skis for when I'm hiking up.  Does anyone know a backpack that has both.  Thanks.
post #2 of 11
First off - what is your definition of an "EXPERT skier"?


"Boot holders" for when you're hiking up? Honestly, I could recommend a few packs, but I've never seen a pack with boot holders. Shouldn't your boots be on your feet?
post #3 of 11
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First off - what is your definition of an "EXPERT skier"?


"Boot holders" for when you're hiking up? Honestly, I could recommend a few packs, but I've never seen a pack with boot holders. Shouldn't your boots be on your feet?

I think he is confusing a boot bag with a ski backpack.

Maybe this is the thing he wants...


It says it has ski carry as well.
post #4 of 11
That looks like a great opiton for a carry-on bag when traveling by plane. Perhaps it could prevent the 'man' from counting boots and a personal bag as 2 bags.  Could allow the owner to bring much more gear with them in the cabin and reduce impact of lost checked luggage.



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I think he is confusing a boot bag with a ski backpack.

Maybe this is the thing he wants...


It says it has ski carry as well.

 
post #5 of 11
The backpack in the picture is actually the exact pack that I use. Mine is black but it's essentially the same thing. The pack is great but I've never used the boot straps because I personally use a bootbag when I travel. The ski straps work great and the bag is comfortable.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
  Thanks guys I appreciate it.  And yes, I should have been more clear, I'm looking for a pack that has boot straps for travel.  But also ski straps for hiking up, while I'm hiking I won't need the boot straps because my boot will be on my feet.  Libertyskier, that bag also has ski straps?
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
  Oh, and what pack is that?
post #8 of 11
 I got it last year from my local ski shop. I'm not sure what the exact name of the pack it but it is made by High Sierra. Yes, the bag has ski straps. It has adjustable loops at the top and bottom of the back to fit your skis into.

EDIT: It is the "Ultimate Winter Backpack:" http://www.highsierrasport.com/Item?number=S6007〈=en . The website says that it retails for $120 but I only paid something like $40-50 for mine so I would check around to see if you can find a deal.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

  Alright, thanks that seems to be what I'm looking for, thanks again for all your help.

post #10 of 11
 To the OP: I am not ure I buy the idea of carrying your boots that way- if it is raining or snowing, or even windy, you get snow in your boots. Not good...  My feel it that such backpacks are a solution for the problem that does not exit.  A bootbag will get you to the lodge and will keep your boots dry.

There are plenty of good packs that carry skis and other stuff.  My favorite so far is the Osprey Switch that also has a stretchy helmet pocket that also lets you carry a helmet and keep it dry. it is discontinued this year, but some are still around.
post #11 of 11
LS:

Have you tried carrying a laptop in that pack, yet?
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