The innovative LightWire™ suspension system combine with a padded hipbelt to carry loads up to 40 pounds without sacrificing stability. The Thermoformed backpanel and contoured shoulder straps provide comfort when you’re out all day to notch a first descent on a distant peak.
The Osprey Men's Kode 42. There are two options to access your gear—through the top or via a zippered backpanel. The backpanel also has a built-in pocket for a hydration reservoir which routes through the shoulder harness to prevent freezing. Under the top lid, a rope carrying compression strap keeps the cord handy for glacier crossings or quick rappels.
On the outside of the pack, you’ll find straps for multiple ski and snowboard carry options and an ice axe loop just in case you encounter firm conditions. All contact points are reinforced to minimize wear from metal edges.
Other winter-specific features include a stowable helmet carry system, ice axe loop, and a scratch-free goggle pocket. Glove friendly buckles and zippers poles keep your hands covered when you’re making the transition from skins to skis on a wind-blown summit.