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Skiing

Go ultralight this season and open-up the backcountry—wide. We’ve streamlined our packs to be as minimal and functional as possible, which means they’ll never slow you down in the mountains. Made from Dyneema® Composite Fabrics to be amazingly light and almost entirely waterproof, Hyperlite Mountain Gear packs won’t absorb moisture from snow or ice, either.

The Porter outpaces other backcountry skiing backpacks, unlocking untouched powder stashes at the end of marathon approaches. A 2400 (cubic inches/40L) carries just enough gear for single day to ultralight overnight ski touring trips. For multi-day traverses and the odd indulgent hut trip with friends, the 3400 hauls adequate supplies—however you define that term.

Ski mountaineers and anyone else seeking out critical, high-angle lines will want to investigate the unlimited potential of the Ice Pack. With little added weight you get reinforced ice axe and crampon attachments on top of the more minimalist Porter platform. Unless you’ve got multiple bivouac grinds in mind, a 2400 should do the job.

Add a ski mod—binding slings for a-frame ski carry options and bomber, edge resistant fully-woven Dyneema® side panels and bottom—to either pack in any size.