The Best New Ski & Snowboard Packs for 2013/2014

5th February 2013 | OnTheSnow Staff

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The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Router Charged Day Pack from The North Face holds 2.5 charges for your Smartphone. The pack, developed thanks to a partnership with Joey Systems, can charge batteries in addition to your phone.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Router Charged Day Pack from The North Face holds 2.5 charges for your Smartphone. The pack, developed thanks to a partnership with Joey Systems, can charge batteries in addition to your phone.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Router Charged Day Pack from The North Face holds 2.5 charges for your Smartphone. The pack, developed thanks to a partnership with Joey Systems, can charge batteries in addition to your phone.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Transhauler pack from Marmot is made of 420 denier ballistics cloth, a lightweight yet protective material. The pack opens in a D shape, allowing you to pack it on a flat surface like a suitcase, and also features a laptop sleeve capable of holding a 17” laptop.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The POC Spine Snow Pack features a built in spine protector for those skiers looking to go hard and charge in the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Marlin 18 L airflow suspended back panel technology keeps this hydration pack off of your back. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The High Sierra Bucket Boot Bag features a large top-load main compartment complete with ventilation and drainage grommets. The zippered front pocket holds hats, gloves and tools, while the mesh pocket on the side can hold any additional gear you may have. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Bucket Boot Bag features a large top-load main compartment complete with ventilation and drainage grommets. The zippered front pocket holds hats, gloves and tools, while the mesh pocket on the side can hold any additional gear you may have.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The High Sierra Bucket Boot Bag features a large top-load main compartment complete with ventilation and drainage grommets. The zippered front pocket holds hats, gloves and tools, while the mesh pocket on the side can hold any additional gear you may have. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography