BEST SKI BACKPACKS OF 2018

Have you ever wondered how you would carry your gear while skiing? Maybe you simply need a place to store an extra pair of gloves, some snacks, and a heavier jacket, or perhaps you need a way to store an avalanche airbag system for a backcountry trip. For every type of ski trip, whether it is a day in the chutes, a backcountry adventure, or a day at the resort, finding the best ski backpack can make a difference. But how do you know what’s the best ski backpacks for you?

Here, at The Adventure Junkies, we want to help you narrow down your choices when selecting the best ski backpacks. We’ll break down the features that you should consider, explain why those features are important—depending on the type of skiing you will do—and review a range of ski backpacks to help you find the best one for you.

SKI BACKPACKS REVIEWS

BLACK DIAMOND HALO 28

BEST FOR: Skiing in the side or backcountry

WOMEN’S VERSION: N/A

GEAR CAPACITY: 28 liters

HYDRATION SYSTEM: None

AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM: JetForce Technology used, jet fan and rechargeable lithium batteries to inflate airbag, can practice deploying airbag because system is reusable, plane ready because system does not use compressed air, puncture resistant airbag.

SKI-CARRY OPTIONS: Diagonal ski-carry systems

PROS: Helmet holder, avalanche tool pocket, TSA friendly, plane ready

CONS: Heavy (7 lbs. 8 oz.), back panel access is not great, nylon-not microfiber-goggle pocket, pricy

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