Reviewed by Hardman from Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I had hoped that this would be a passable winter sport bag, despite in no way/shape/form being described as such. Alas, this bag doesn't really have the structure or features to hold touring skis and/or snowshoes for winter mountaineering/ski touring activities. Nonetheless, this has been a great bag to bring along on peak bagging trips. It is light, packs down nicely and, when worn, is comfortable and easily adjustable. One of the main caveats with this bag is the side pockets. Unless you are really making use of the volume in the body of the bag, you won't be able to use the side pockets for storing water. And, unless you can clip in a platypus/camelback-style hydration bag on the climbing rope strap located above the lid, you won't be able securely store your hydration bag. Still, limitations aside, I have put this bag through the ringer and it has held up wonderfully well.