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The 7 Best Backpacks for Winter

From skiing to mountaineering to snowshoeing, these backpacks can handle the extra gear and rugged conditions winter sports require.


Arc'Teryx Chilcotin (Courtesy Photo)
Arc’Teryx Chilcotin (Courtesy Photo)

[Most Stable]
Arc’teryx Chilcotin 20

Bergans of Norway Istinden 26L (Courtesy Photo)
Bergans of Norway Istinden 26L (Courtesy Photo)

[Best Support]
Bergans of Norway Istinden 26L

Mammut Spindrift Light 30 (Courtesy Photo)
Mammut Spindrift Light 30 (Courtesy Photo)

[Ski Mountaineer’s Choice]
Mammut Spindrift Light 30

Dakine Blade 38L (Courtesy Photo)
Dakine Blade 38L (Courtesy Photo)

[Best Organization]
Dakine Blade 38L

Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42 (Courtesy Photo)
Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42 (Courtesy Photo)

[Bargain]
Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42

Osprey Variant 52 (Courtesy Photo)
Osprey Variant 52 (Courtesy Photo)

[Most Versatile]
Osprey Variant 52

Gregory Denali 100 (Courtesy Photo)
Gregory Denali 100 (Courtesy Photo)

[Big-Load Hauler]
Gregory Denali 100

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