The North Face joins the airbag game this year, utilizing ABS technology. The Patrol 24 has both diagonal and A-frame ski-carry systems as well as a top pocket for goggles or valuables. Inside the front pocket, you’ll find sleeves for your probe and shovel handle, while the main compartment houses the twin airbag system, leaving plenty of room to spare. The trigger comes down the left shoulder strap, and there are two hip-belt pockets—one for your handle when not in use. Unfortunately, the pack is not hydration compatible so you’ll need to work that out on your own.
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