condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Osprey model name / number: Kode 42 size / dimensions: 26 x 13 x 13 inches
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Though this pack is designed as an alpine pack, I chose it and used it for tropical climates and many others, because of its awesome durability and features while still being lightweight.
It has lots of interesting features that were very fun to get creative with in attaching accessories and adjusting to different situations and styles of travel and living.
I often put an Arc'teryx extra-pocket accessory on the back (which could be added if you want it), and could also snuggly fit a folded-flat Z Light Thermarest sleeping pad along the back or inside.
The strap-side back-panel zips open for easy access to the main compartment, so you don't have to take everything out and repack just to get something at the bottom... awesome feature.
I take impeccable care of my gear, because it's often my home and life, and I'm still impressed by how well this pack has remained in such good shape and function.
The size was perfect to be big enough to live out of, even in colder climates, but not look and feel big and bulky like most backpacking packs... plus it encouraged me to stop packing all the little extras that I never actually use.
I didn't expect to be parting with it, but happened to find a pack at a second-hand store for cheap that better fit my upcoming travel needs, and spontaneously satisfied my curiousity for different creatively designed packs to play with...
and carrying two packs would just be silly, so now you get to play with this one...
The Osprey Kode 42 Pack is a dedicated, technical backcountry snow pack designed specifically for ski/snowboard mountaineering, hut-to-hut trips, and ski patrol endeavors. Attach your helmet, ice tools, and hydration system to this backpack for a hands-free adventure. And when it's time to trek, multiple carrying systems will allow you to store your skis quickly and effectively without the risk of them falling off.
- Vertical and Diagonal Ski Carry
- Horizontal backpanel snowboard carry
- Glove friendly buckles
- 2 Hip-belt Pockets
- Hydration Compatible
- Insulated Hydration Sleeve
- Both Backpanel and Top Load Access to Dry Pocket
- Goggle Pocket
- Helmet Storage in Lid Doubles as Pocket
- Climbing Skin Pocket
- Ice-ax Carry
- Snowboard Carry
- Vertical Ski Carry
- Diagonal Ski Carry
- Snow kit pocket and shovel handle, probe sleeves (internal)
- Lower reinforced loops for a-frame ski carry
- Abrasion-resistant Pu texture to front panels protect pack from sharp edges
- 2x zippered fabric hipbelt pockets
Goggle Pocket – Top zippered heat embossed scratch-free goggle pocket provides safe storage for optics.
Hipbelt Pockets – Dual, articulated zipper hipbelt pockets for one hand use provide quick access to essentials.
Panel Load Access – Extra large front panel J-zip access to avalanche safety kit pocket with shovel handle and probe sleeves.