BEST SKI BACKPACKS OF 2018

MAMMUT RIDE R.A.S. PACK

BEST FOR: Overall all-mountain use

WOMEN’S VERSION: N/A

GEAR CAPACITY: 30 liters

HYDRATION SYSTEM: Hydration system compatible

AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM: Removable airbag system with refillable cartridge sold separately

SKI-CARRY OPTIONS: Diagonal and A-frame ski-carry options

PROS: Helmet compartment, axe loop; avalanche gear pocket, ergonomic shoulder straps, fleece-line goggle compartment, TSA friendly so you can fly with empty air canister and refill canister at destination

CONS: No waist belt pockets, airbag system takes up space

BLACK DIAMOND DAWN PATROL 32

BEST FOR: Overall all-mountain use

WOMEN’S VERSION: N/A

GEAR CAPACITY: 32 liters

HYDRATION SYSTEM: Insulated hydration system compatible

AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM: AvaLung ready

SKI-CARRY OPTIONS: Diagonal and A-frame ski-carry options

PROS: Comfortable for all day skiing, helmet compartment, axe loop, avalanche gear pocket, great value, unisex only but two sizes for different body types (small/medium and medium/large)

CONS: Avalanche safety pocket takes up too much room

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