BEST SKI BACKPACKS OF 2018

DEUTER FREERIDER PRO 30

BEST FOR: Skiing in the side or backcountry

WOMEN’S VERSION: DEUTER FREERIDER PRO 28 SL

GEAR CAPACITY: 30 liters

HYDRATION SYSTEM: Hydration system compatible

AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM: None

SKI-CARRY OPTIONS: Vertical (center or sides) and diagonal ski-carry systems

PROS: Helmet holder, avalanche gear storage and goggle pocket, sitting mat, strong zippers

CONS: Pack sits flat against the back so not great for bulky items

ORTOVOX TOUR 32 +7 ABS PACK

BEST FOR: Overall all-mountain use

WOMEN’S VERSION: Ortovox Tour 30 + 7 ABS Pack(https://www.amazon.com/Ortovox-Tour-30-ABS-Pack/dp/B00FKN1GHS)

GEAR CAPACITY: Gear capacity of 32 liters but can add another 7 liters with expandable zippered pocket

HYDRATION SYSTEM: Insulated hydration system compatible

AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM: Modular Airbag Safety System, easily accessible release handle with right and left handed options, includes removable air cylinder

SKI-CARRY OPTIONS: Diagonal and cross ski-carry options

PROS: Contains hip belt locks and leg straps for additional avalanche protection, helmet net, compartments for maps, skins, electronics, goggles, loops for axe or poles, frameless, supportive

CONS: Not travel friendly because of steel cylinders, pricy, heavy

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