Hi there!! Hope the winter is treating you well and that you’re finding time to get outdoors. Big snow in Maine and we’ve been snowshoeing, ice climbing, running, shoveling and hoping to hit the slopes before this is all over. Also, we’ve been working on the new 2011 Windrider pack and it looks great. We thought we’d give you a sneak peak at it before it’s available in two weeks (Feb 15).
There are some great new features in this pack with only an extra 1.5 oz in weight, well worth it, we think, for the extra comfort and convenience. We widened the hip belt for a bit more support and comfort, as well as increased the size of the waterproof hip belt pockets. We added a hydration sleeve to the inside of the pack for your bladder or for a bit of compartmentalization or both. We added an ice axe loop and keeper for attaching a mountaineering axe, added a lower compression strap to the back, added hardware for removable straps to attach snow shoes or other equipment, switched from a plastic stay to a stiffer and lighter aluminum stay, and increased the blousing on the back mesh pocket for a few extra cubic inches of storage. And we are now offering the Windrider in four sizes in stead of only three! Here are a few pics.
We know a lot of you are excited about this pack. It’s great… made from a 100% waterproof Cuben fiber/nylon hybrid material… you’re gonna love it!
Coming out February 15!!