Skiers and snowboarders looking for a compact and convenient pack for a day on the slopes will be impressed with the latest series from Osprey Packs.
The Karve Series takes care of insulated hydration delivery, shovels and probes storage and ski and snowboard carrying. The Karve 11 ($88.95) is the mid-size edition in the three model line. It has 11 liters of cargo space for gear and food, plus a zippered front pocket ideal for a shovel blade and ski goggles. There’s also a small zippered pocket for lift passes, money and keys.
The front panel is padded, helping it resist the wear and tear that comes from ski edges.
Like all Osprey Packs, the designers of the Karve series have put a lot of thought into the comfort of the user. The adjustable sternum strap to the removable waist strap help you create the perfect fit. It’s also small enough to be comfortable on ski lifts.
The Karve 11 comes in black, red or white.