Gear Up: The top 7 packs of 2017

Gear Up: The top 7 packs of 2017

What good is all the gear you’re getting for this season without the proper pack? No good at all. Make sure you’re transporting all of those valuables properly, whether it’s to and from the mountain, up and down the mountain or anywhere in between. Here, we’ve gathered your top seven options of 2017.

KULKEA Boot Trekker


“KULKEA’S technically designed ski boot bag is highly compartmentalized and intelligently featured with shaped boot pockets, a padded and contoured backpack-grade support system, goggle protection and a retractable helmet sling for even more storage capacity…”

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Backcountry Access Stash 30


“With a 30-liter storage capacity, this back-panel-access pack has enough room to stow everything from your backcountry essentials to extra layering, lunch and a hydration system…”

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Gregory Targhee 32


“The Gregory Targhee 32 has everything you need for full days ripping the backcountry. It’s built with a vertical suspension system that helps achieve a balanced fit and provide lateral flexibility…”

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Black Diamond Cirque 30


“The new Black Diamond Cirque 30 draws on the brand’s climbing packs for a minimalist, lightweight offering that ski mountaineers and backcountry travelers will covet…”

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Mammut Ultralight Removable Airbag 3.0


“Some folks complain that airbag packs are too heavy. Mammut looks to eradicate weight concerns with this one. The pack, with airbag and cartridge, weighs in at a manageable 1,900 grams (4.1 lbs)…”

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Deuter Freerider Lite 25


“Deuter produced the new Freerider Lite 25 with weight-conscious backcountry skiers in mind, stripping this bag down to the bare essentials…”

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Dakine Women’s Poacher RAS 26L


“An S-shaped curve in the straps helps eliminate pressure points, the sternum strap sits higher on the chest for improved fit, a slim shoulder strap width provides balanced weight distribution and a shortened back panel length accommodates female torso size—at least on average…”

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