Mountain Hardwear Chuter 28 Backpack

FOR: Neutral
MSRP: $150
GET IT: $74.97

From the Editors of Freeskier:

This 28-liter backpack has three main compartments and an A-frame ski-carry system. Under the front flap is a great place for a shovel, probe and any wet gear you may have. At the top is a goggle pocket, and a polyurethane back panel provides torsional rigidity as well as access to the main compartment and hydration sleeve.

The Pros: Compact and lightweight.
The Cons: Lower ski-carry loops don’t cinch when not in use.