You're in for a great day when you have your powder skis underfoot, the Arc'teryx Khamski 31 Backpack behind you, and untracked backcountry terrain in front of you. You loaded everything you need for a day in the snowy mountains in the backpack's big top access, and you can easily pull out a layer via the secondary side access point. Acrteryx's C² Composite Construction equips the Khamski with a framesheet for flexibility, removable aluminum stays for stability, and cushy spacermesh at the shoulder straps and back panel. Arc'teryx built this backpack out of durable nylons with fully taped seams and a laminated waist belt for waterproof protection.
The Khamski features a sleeve for your own hydration reservoir, and it can carry your skis diagonally or as an A-frame. It also carries snowboards or splitboards vertically, as well as ice axes and ski poles. There's an easy-to-access compartment for your shovel, probe, and skins. The top lid removes for extra convenience, and it has a pocket for goggles, keys, or a spare beanie. The kangaroo pockets stash energy gels and food, and there are two internal pockets for securing valuables and stashing garbage.