Going skiing at beginning of March and needed a new pack. After bad experiences on chair lifts previously the concept of this pack appeals. I have tried it on with the ski gear and it works well in the warmth of home. Easy to use and holds considerably more than I thought it would.
I have used this pack for two weeks skiing. The shoulder strap clip to allow you to release a strap so you can swing the pack around to the front is worse than useless. You still have a strap over a shoulder AND more importantly it takes an age to locate the clips to rejoin them after getting off the lift. The straps to hold a set of skis or a board constantly come adrift and fly around - looks cool with the trailing straps but not useful - I have not tried to carry any skis on the pack as it you would be hopelessly unbalanced and it again would take a long time to fix them securely.; a board may be ok to carry but I would ensure it fits first The pack itself is really comfortable.and well made - useful pockets and reasonable zips. I will cut off the unnecessary straps and use it as a daily bag. Reasonable concept, the reverse feature, but does not work in practise.
This was brilliant, I was able to get my twins to ski school via a bus journey and short walk on my own. Their skis attached either side of the back pack, all 3 helmets attached to the strap, my poles attached to the bag, lunch inside, goggles, spare layers and sun creams too. Then when I had dropped them off at ski school their snow boots fitted inside the big compartment (used our suitcase luggage straps to carry their ski boots to the slopes hanging across my body under the back pack.) Incredibly comfy bag, easy to swing round for when on chair lifts or when you want to get something out of it. used loads since too for days out, hanging coats of the snowboard strap and even drying my socks out on that bit after i fell in the stream whilst walking in the summer. Only thing when using in the summer is the lack of padding on the waist straps means it digs in, however with ski stuff/coats on in the winter this was not a problem.
Have to ski all way down with my partner ski on this backpack. And great if you need to walk a bit -keeps your hands free.
Love this bag. Yes it was designed for the snow but I found it was perfect for backpacking as a day bag. Not bulky when lightly packed but you can fit loads in. Great to be ale to organise items into several pockets. Love it!
For the price it isn't a bad back pack, lots or pockets, cool swivel feature with the straps and waterproof base. Issue I found was that my board cought my heels when walking even after tightening shoulder straps and raising border. I am average hieght so may not affect a tall person.
Quality is top notch. Design is super cool and trendy. Fits almost everything and still dosent show bulky.
I don't use it for skiing but other purposes and am very happy with it. Very spacious and nicely made
perfect for daytrips,plenty of space and it's firm enough for strapping on board or skis even though it's so lightweight. The straps are hard to tighten and loosen, and I prefer buckles to the hooks they used on this. I wish it had wider hip straps.
spacious and lightweight and firm
it has hooks instead of buckles