Side country becomes your domain with Osprey’s 16-liter option. Big enough to take on terrain past the gates but small enough to disappear on the back, KARVE 16 is a featherweight sack that hugs close while serving up some serious turns support. Beefy zippers, padded pocket and a reinforced diagonal ski carry strap bring backcountry cred to KARVE. Testers smiled at the insulated hydration sleeve and a generous main compartment to shove, stow and go. Despite minimal weight, KARVE 16 carries high abrasion resistance and tough seams down the mountain. Plastic buckles always carry some risk but Active Junky isn’t afraid of Osprey’s components, either. Buy a lift ticket then disappear with the KARVE 16.
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