Before you hurl yourself down that stacked pillow line, be sure to wear the Arva Protector Pack to give your back a fighting chance if things don't end up going exactly as planned. Integrated back protection helps redirect impact away from your back when you take a big hit, while the pack's close to the back fit keeps it snug, so you don't feel off balance while you ride. A dedicated avy tool pocket keeps your shovel and probe close at hand in the event of an avalanche. The front of the pack will carry your skis either on the sides in an A frame or diagonally via the retractable straps. A vertical snowboard carry option is also possible. A hydration compatible design makes staying properly hydrated as easy as possible, while multiple gear loops secure carabiners and an ice axe.