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I am looking for a hydration pack for day ski trips this winter–need to attach skis, shovel, probe, food, and a few pieces of clothes.

Question:

I am looking for a hydration pack for day ski trips this winter–need to attach skis, shovel, probe, food, and a few pieces of clothes. What are your favorites?

Submitted by - Brad - Pagosa Springs, CO

Answer:

Two of our faves from last year’s testing are the Deuter Pace 30 and the Vaude Daytour 24. Both meet your criteria, but we also tested 6 other winter-worthy packs. Check out the full reviews at Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Backpacks.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    40L? That is a significant amount of space for a day ski trip if you’re asking me. I’ve been shopping around for the same type of pack and have narrowed it down to either a Burton or Dakine brand pack, likely around the 20L mark. They both have a ton to offer in terms of variety, style, and wide price ranges. If the manufacturer’s website has too high of prices, there’s always places like amazon and ebay.

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