Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack
Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack – Osprey ski pack.
Osprey has some awesome packs for everything from day hiking to air travel. It was only a matter of time before they created a pack designed just for skiing and snowboarding. The pack is the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack and it is one featured filled ski pack. If the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack is as well designed as its backpacking siblings, then the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack might be one of the better ski packs on the market.
No matter what your snow sport of choice is, the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack can handle them all. The Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack is designed to hold a snowboard vertically, or a pair of skis diagonally, or A frame style. It all depends on what works best for you and what type of terrain you will be traveling through.
The Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack is also bladder compatible. And Osprey didn’t forget that the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack was designed for winter sports. The hydration bladder features a insulated hydration harness. This helps to keep water from freezing in the tube on the shoulder strap. Another nice feature are the oversized pockets on the hipbelt that give you plenty of room for essentials like snacks and cameras.
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Why they rock:
- Pack carries your snowboard vertically or your skis diagonally and A-frame style, whichever best suits your immediate needs
- Backside entry provides easy access without the need to unstrap skis or snowboard
- Same straps that carry your snowboard also double as compression straps to carry your load in balanced, stable fashion
- Pack is hydration compatible and features an insulated harness to prevent water freezing in the tube
- Internal wet and dry pockets separate your snow safety gear from your extra clothing and food
- Large hipbelt pockets provide quick access to energy bars, power gels, lip balm and other small yet important items
- Top lid features a handy mesh helmet pocket; internal sleeve keeps goggles close at hand and safe
- Snow-shedding backpanel reduces likelihood of pesky snow buildup
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10
When you factor in all the snow sport features of the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack with the fact that it is made by an amazing backpack company, you get one hell of a ski pack that is worth every penny spent on it. Luckily, the Osprey Switch 26 Ski Pack won’t cost you too many pennies. At just over a $100, it is a great buy.
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