So I`m bringing back this old thread... After this past late in the season weekend of ski I decided I will have to find a small backpack for my days in the resort, I`m not looking for any side/backcountry pack, so this is not important. I just need a small pack to carry extra gloves, extra goggle, some snack/protein bars, wallet, keys, digital camera, phone... it`s a lot of stuff, but all small stuff... it would be good to be able to carry a fleece or packable down jacket as well.
Saturday I had to park my car really far from the lodge/lift area and I had soo much stuff on my jacket that I think it couldn`t get wrose carrying a pack, as far as my balance while skiing.
Next day I went look for backpacks on the local stores, I find the blackdiamond bandit to be a little too big for my needs, it would fit all that and still have space, the Dakine Heli Pack 11L can be found onver the web for about $40 so good price, not too expensive, and I think it would fit my needs, but I`m looking for the smallest possible pack for my needs. I then found the Osprey Karve 6, but I`m not sure if that would fit gloves, goggles, wallet, keys, phone, camera, snacks, and either the hydration or a platypus 0.5L bottle, plus the extra mid layer...
Has anyone tried the Osprey Karve 6 for day pack in the resort? I see they have a medium/large size pack that is a little bigger 7lts I think, I can`t get my hands on this pack anywhere near me, so I need some feedback from anyone that have tried or maybe I will just order on REI and if it doesn`t work I will return on the local REI store.
Also, It would be really good to be able to carry some sort of shoe, so I don`t need to walk from the parking lot with on my ski boots... something like this
But I think I`d be asking too much for the Karve 6/7 lts.. :-(
Edited by mfa81 - 4/2/12 at 11:59am