Early-morning tours, spring ski-mountaineering missions and in-bounds storm days-the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 25 Pack is a lightweight, go-to pack with a streamlined design and essential features. The pack's active, form-fitting suspension provides a contoured, body-hugging fit, while zippered backpanel access provides easy entry. Exterior attachment points for skis, a helmet and ice tools outfit the pack for technical trips into the mountains. Features: Active, form-fitting suspension with zippered backpanel access High-tenacity, ultralight Dynex side panels and shoulder straps Tuck-away diagonal ski carry and A-frame carry Ice tool PickPockets, Hi-Lo helmet holder and dedicated avy tools organizer pocket Hydration compatible with insulated sleeve and shoulder strap Volume : [S/M] 23 L (1404 cu in) [M/L] 25 L (1526 cu in) Average Stock Weight : 1.04 kg (2 lb 5 oz) Materials : Dynex (210d + PE200d, 840d nylon oxford)
I take this pack on the days when I can go light. This pack has all features you can possible ask for, from ski attachments to helmet carrier, and all these attachments stash away neatly and disappear from view or snagging when not in use. Storage is minimal, but it fits the necessities plus the emergencies just fine. This simple looking pack is actually quite versatile, as it has 2 methods to attach skis, takes 2 ice tools if needed and probably the best feature, the helmet carrier that holds the helmet securely on the outside of the pack versus it taking up tons of space inside.
I recently bought this pack for my wife and myself. We used the pack on an all day backcountry tour and it was perfect. Easy to adjust and comfortable even when fully packed. Large enough to carry everything we needed for an all day tour including shovel, probe, extra clothing, water, and food. All the pockets are very accessible. The pack was well balanced for skiing.
OK here you go if you can not find the diagonal lower carry loop webbing at first...you need dig it out with your finger on the left lower side.... the side loop is NOT diagonal carry loop it tucked away keep looking. (do not be the Jerry of the day and us the side loop as see many people do......................Ryguy