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    WTB in Bozeman, MT: The lowest-profile, smallest pack that still carries skis well

    To be used for in-bounds skiing... traversing w/ skis on pack, slack-slackcountry, etc. So needs to not make lift rides miserable.

    I can't find anything inspiring. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money because it's just going to get beat to hell. Thoughts? What do you use? What are you selling?
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    Not selling it cause it gets used all the time, but check out the Osprey Karve 11 if you can find one. I use it minus the waist belt and super easy to swing on and off for the lift

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    https://www.mysteryranch.com/d-route-pack


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    WTB in Bozeman, MT: The lowest-profile, smallest pack that still carries skis well

    JA Gear and Mystery Ranch packs are made for this niche, but if you want to go cheap this works great: https://us.arva-equipment.com/backpa...or-orange_grey

    Only downside is the ski carry straps are removable so Iíve had a few cold days reattaching them while getting blasted with wind on the ridge.
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    These are nice but a little warm. Our daughter says youíd better be a pretty good skier if youíre wearing this in the resort. I asked if Iím good enough and with out hesitation, says ďjust barelyĒ.

    https://www.levelninesports.com/daki...FBlack%20S%2FM

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    http://www.jagear.biz/gear/ridge-pack

    Good guy. Made locally in bzn. Perfect resort/side county pack.
    "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwriter View Post
    https://www.mysteryranch.com/d-route-pack


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    I use/love this. It has a plastic piece in the shoulder strap that stops your shoulder from getting destroyed by longer ski carries!

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    Got one of these before they went on uber clearance and only had s/m size. Nice minimalist pack for sure, just donít think I have the need after all. $30 shipped?

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    Iíll 3rd the vote for mystery ranch. Made in Brozeman. bomber. Had the saddle peak one for years. Foolishly sold it. The D-Route looks similar. Get some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nest View Post
    http://www.jagear.biz/gear/ridge-pack

    Good guy. Made locally in bzn. Perfect resort/side county pack.
    ^^^^^ This one.

    I have the ridge pack but mine has the much burlier waist belt. Better for hauling long skis for short distances...didn't see that configuration on the site.

    Bought the Dakine vest off a SLC mag last fall and actually prefer it.

    Hiya Nest!

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    Mystery ranch sold out, no longer made in Bozeman. The droute is made in the Philippines, but it's still legit.

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    Blue Ice out of Chamonix makes good little packs, can't think of the name, but I have a 20L that is awesome by them.

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    I use the dakine vest occasionally for LCC sidecountry. My only complaints are it is hot to hike in and it doesn't carry heavy skis nearly as well as a pack, but for 15-20min jaunts its fine. So much better for lift rides/skiing than even a small pack too.

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    Dakine Poacher vest is nicer than their Heli vest.

    Old US-made MR Saddle Peak is a lot like a small Blackjack (but without the airbag) and carries great, if you can find one. No idea how the new Saddle Peak or D-Route compares to the old Saddle Peak, anyone have experience with both?

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    I have a BCA from about 2008 (Stash Pack, I think). It might have 2 days use. Too small for me - barely room for shovel/probe. PM me if you want a photo. $7.50 + shipping?

    [Edit] It's sold.

    ... Thom
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