New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)Backcountry skiing and riding create specified demands for the backcountry enthusiast. Bridging the Osprey hallmark of customized fit and comfort, the Kode series packs are deigned to ride closely to the back, allowing for dynamic (and sometimes unexpected) movement. The Kode series packs pair an HDPE framesheet (and Lightwire® wireframe in the 38) with a new-layered snowshed backpanel for a supportive carrying system. The EVA foam torso fixed harness has adjustable sternum straps and an insulated hydration sleeve. The fixed EVA foam hipbelt features taped edges, large pockets and ErgoPull closures.