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  1. #1
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    How Heavy is your Touring Backpack Setup?

    In the same theme as the touring rig setup (skis, skins, boots, bindings) I thought we'd geek out on pack weights when setup for a typical day tour. I'll have to weigh some shit and report back for my setup but something like this:

    Pack
    Shovel
    Probe
    Hydration
    Food
    Helmet
    Goggles
    Communication
    Layers/Gloves
    First Aid/Repair Kit

    Total: xxxxxxx

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    I usually drill some speed holes in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich to shave some grams.

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    how much does a snowmobile weigh? Pretty much that many grams, give or take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    I usually drill some speed holes in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich to shave some grams.
    One of the reasons I only put swiss cheese on my sandwiches...

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    my first aid kit is a blood stopper thingy, an inreach mini, some voile straps, some handwarmers and some duct tape

    i have exactly one extra crisis layer (it's a big one)

    goggles are dumb for touring except on the most shitty of shit days

    helmet lives on my head

    calories - i take enough for two people on one tour. so not a ton of excess. plus a bar that lives in my pack.

    not sure on weight, leave that to the skimobros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    ...plus a bar that lives in my pack.
    Is it nibbled on cliff/lara bar with dirt all over it? Cuz I keep one in my pack too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMarkus View Post
    Is it nibbled on cliff/lara bar with dirt all over it? Cuz I keep one in my pack too.
    ha yep. last season i always had a baggy of dried parmesan cheese crisps in my pocket. it became a bit of a running joke - pocket cheese - but i found myself eating it on more than one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    my first aid kit is a blood stopper thingy, an inreach mini, some voile straps, some handwarmers and some duct tape

    i have exactly one extra crisis layer (it's a big one)

    goggles are dumb for touring except on the most shitty of shit days

    helmet lives on my head

    calories - i take enough for two people on one tour. so not a ton of excess. plus a bar that lives in my pack.

    not sure on weight, leave that to the skimobros.
    Dude? No coffee or coffee related items?

    If you have to hunker down in a survival snow-cave for a few days what will you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post

    helmet lives on my head.
    Are you touring in a climbing helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Dude? No coffee or coffee related items?

    If you have to hunker down in a survival snow-cave for a few days what will you do?


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    nahhhh tea for touring. night tours = hot tea that i don't touch until i'm back at the car, day tours, hot tea that i drink while touring. dawn patrols, coffee is in the car (and hot) for when i get back.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoSlowGoFar
    Are you touring in a climbing helmet?
    petzl meteor 3, which is ski touring rated.

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    YYMV but I cna't tour with a helmet on my head

    but after toruing with somone who had repetative concussion incident i carry a helmet all the time in a helmet carrier on the back of my 40 liter pack

    if it starts snowing I want the googles
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMarkus View Post
    Is it nibbled on cliff/lara bar with dirt all over it? Cuz I keep one in my pack too.
    This fall I got 1 of my packs out to get ready, and the Clif bar in it was very nearly cleanly opened and all of it was gone. Only a few small metallic package particles to indicate the mouse had been there. I was expecting a hole somewhere or other damage, but nothing. Kinda cool actually.
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    Everything on the list minus food and water comes to 12 pounds for me. Add my usual amount of consumables and Id guess 15-16 pounds. I carry a decent repair and first aid kit.


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    Gravity always wins...

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    you need 3 of the longest Titan or voile straps to strap your boot to the ski when your RAD1 splodes

    1 strap won't do it , 2 is ok in a pinch, 3 is even better
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    Would it really be a touring-related thread without XXXer ranting about exploding rad 1s?

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    Agreed on xl voile straps, also nice for strapping skis to shovel handle and probe to create a basic evac drag sled


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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Would it really be a touring-related thread without XXXer ranting about exploding rad 1s?
    you were probably never cool enough to blow one up on warranty
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    you were probably never cool enough to blow one up on warranty
    You mean never RAD enough...
    seriously ski straps x lots of them = only good things

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    goggles are dumb for touring except on the most shitty of shit days
    That's plain silly. There are no glasses out there that will save your eyes once you get past wiggling speed.
    Personally the only days I don't bring goggles are spring days where it's super warm and even then I regret it 90% of the time.
    Last edited by Boissal; 01-23-2021 at 06:24 PM.
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    I always bring goggles. Sunglasses on the up, goggles on the down. The end.
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    I hardly ever use goggles touring, and typically don't bring them unless its nuking. Wildcats or pit vipers or the like work fine for me, maybe I just don't ski fast enough.

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    I have big MTB glasses (Smith Trackstand) and they've proven to be more than enough for touring. If they can handle 35+ mph on a bike, they're good enough for non-resort snow. No reason to take goggles unless it's gonna be heavy. I usually take a little off the high end speed touring anyway when there's not a staffed patrol sled ready to bring my ass off the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    That's plain silly. There are no glasses out there that will save your eyes once you get past wiggling speed.
    Personally the only days I don't bring goggles are spring days where it's super warm and even then I regret it 90% of the time.
    yeah you probably go a lot faster than me

    I wear super bro-y mtb goggles (picked that trick up from mall walker) and I can probably go 30-35mph in them without any trouble. they're fine. even in deep snow.

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    I switched from a stripped down alpine climbing style pack to a Jetforce bag this year, so that added about 6-7lbs right off the bat. Ugh the weight of safety.

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