Osprey Kode Snow Packs – Osprey’s backcountry snow packs have been updated based on feedback from athletes and professionals. Each size is designed to meet a specific need, from lift access to mountaineering. Basic features include multiple ways to carry ski and boards, helmet and non-scratch goggle stow, ice tool carry, and glove friendly buckles and pulls. Additional features are customized to each pack’s function.
On a spring ascent of Mount Shasta last week, a crew of GearJunkie editors and product testers scaled the 14,179-foot stratovolcano on a Peaks for Peace charity climb. Some serious product testing took place along the way, including a look at new packs, skis, a split-board, and a few “technical” sombreros to block the sun. Oh, and don’t miss the acro-yoga session on the summit ridge, where our YogaSlackers friends boost into a few crazy poses with their crampons still on!
When the Osprey Kode ski backpacks were introduced just over a year ago, I must say I was impressed. With a slew of great features and the renowned Osprey fit, the Kode series (Kode 38, Kode 30 and Kode 22) was bound for greatness, right? After a full season of use, the Osprey Kode 30 is an excellent backcountry ski pack with only a few weaknesses.
About the Osprey Kode 30 Backpack
A great all around snowplay pack, the Kode 30 is great for a few hour to all-day side and backcountry tours. Unique features include front panel access to avy gear compartment, backpanel access to dry pocket, stowable helmet carry and a LightWire™ frame to support heavier loads with flex for dynamic movement.
Great for in bounds or outta bounds, the Kode 30 is highly recommended by Women’s Adeventure Magazine. To read more, click here.
The Kode 38 and Aether 60 make the holiday gift guide cut, and with praise. To read the review and guide, click here.
For the magazine’s winter issue, the Kode 38 was reviewed. They said they were “impressed” with how many features the pack provided, and that “it is perfect for the average jaunt into the backcountry”. To see more, click here.
The magazine listed a bunch of features they loved on the pack, and overall said it was “a snowshoer’s dream come true”. To see more, click here.
Getting the word out to all the powder hounds about the incredible Telluride and Osprey co-promoted Travel Contest to get people and skiing enthusiasts to come out and play in Osprey Packs’ backyard at Telluride Ski Resort, Freeskier online posts all the news needed to enter. To see it, click here.