UtahOutside.com – Featuring Kode ABS Compatible 22 + 10 – December 10, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
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UtahOutside.com – Featuring Kode ABS Compatible 22 + 10 – December 10, 2014

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Avalanche airbag packs used to be an elusive beast; a rarely seen mountain specimen. But now, airbags are almost as common in the backcountry as beacons, shovels and probes. The packs are still expensive, but prices have been climbing down, and many more companies are getting into the game… including Osprey. This season is the debut of Osprey’s first avalanche airbag-compatible pack: the Kode ABS 22 +10 (as well as the larger Kode 42.) Osprey has proven to make top shelf mountain bike and backpacking bags, but do they hit one out of the park in the airbag realm?

After multiple uses in the Wasatch backcountry, I found the pack to have everything I could ask for – compartments for avalanche gear and other stuff like extra layers, food and crampons, goggle pockets, helmet carry, burly front panel for protection from ski edges… everything. Let’s break it down…

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