When you're on the mountain, the last thing want to do is waste time fumbling through a pack looking for the one piece of gear that fell to the bottom-especially when you're wearing gloves. The SnoBlast's tri-zip design lets you choose between opening the top of the pack, or unzipping it down the side to instantly...
The brand new Crux Reservoir delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks. Snowshed Back Panel: Back panel repels snow and keeps it from sticking to your pack Therminator Harness: Drinking tube zips into an insulated sleeve in the shoulder strap to protect your water supply from the elements Tri-Zip Access: Three-zipper design lets you unzip the side of the pack for quick access to gear stored at the bottom
Bought the snow last 3 years ago at REI in dark blue. I purchased it because I was tired of my hydration tubing freezing while snowboarding. The neoprene tube insulator and the zippered hideaway really keep water moving until weather hits below 17 F and I'm not frequently drinking. I'm 5'2" 125lbs and it fits pretty well, other than being a bit loose in the shoulder/sternum. No rips or broken clips/zippers so far.
What I didn't expect what how convienent the vertical zipper and expandable pack would be. I started using it as my only travel back pack and can fit 1weeks worth of clothes when rolled. Very easy to organize and remove things from anywhere in the pack. Padding and straps make it comfortable to carry for a few hrs traveling around.
I started using it for my everyday commute now and only complaint that is not waterproof. And one exterior pocket or water bottle holder (one that could zip closed when on the mountain would make it perfect for on and off mountain!
I've had the previous version of this Snoblast pack for 8-9 years now. I'm very happy with this pack, and it's still in great condition. I use it every time I snowboard, when hiking/camping, and just as a day pack for shorter trips for various things. I'm well satisfied with the Camelbak brand and really recommend them.
I got this for Christmas a year ago, and I am extremely happy wth it. It keeps my water cold, but not frozen. It is the perfect size, and the expansion allows me to use it for road trips and biking as well. Well made and a great pack!
As someone that has skied since I could walk, I needed a bag that could live up to my needs and this one does even more than that. All the compartments at the top of the bag help organize everything just so and then the big compartment is open which makes for easy storage of gear, extra layers, etc. absolutely fabulous purchase that was worth the money for sure.