Tag: backcountry backpack

New Mystery Ranch Avalanche Airbag Backpack


With all the reports of fresh powder this past week, thoughts quickly turn to avalanche safety when traveling in the backcountry. Avalanche airbags are quickly becoming a popular accessory in addition to the standard avalanche tools of beacon, shovel and probe. At Outdoor Retailer next month, Mystery Ranch is set to release the new Blackjack, an avalanche airbag equipped backcountry backpack.

CamelBak Backcountry Hydration Backpack Review

CamelBak backcountry hydration backpack

During Outdoor Retailer in January, I posted about CamelBak's new backcountry hydration backpack– the Roulette for women and the Pit Boss for men.  After the show, CamelBak was nice enough to send me the women's version to try out. I have taken the hydration backpack on my backcountry skiing and snowshoeing trips up in Tahoe over the past couple of months now and absolutely love it. 

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