Closeouts. The ideal four-season pack for year-round adventurers, Sierra Designs' Ministry 40 backpack holds your skis, crampons and ice axe in snowy conditions, and trekking poles, climbing and camping gear in warmer weather.
Reviewed by Ken the Boater from Montana/Utah on Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I really wanted this pack to be my gp to pack for back country skiing. The pack is well made and consists of quality material and workmanship. However, there are 3 problems with it. First, the bottom shape of the pack is a V-shape. It's not flat like all other packs. The V shape of the bottom make sit difficult to put larger items in the bottom and appears to elssen the overall capacity of the pack. Second, the top lid does quite fit. There are 2 frame stays on either side of the back of the pack, raising to the top. The lid is not wide enough to cover these stays and that leaves the top of the pack exposed to snow and rain. Third, the shoulder straps are loose where they connect to the top of the pack making it difficult putting the pack on without having to twist the straps around to have them on right side out. So, even though it appeared to be a nice pack, these 3 problems made me send it back.