Accessing the best backountry lines means you need a pack that will carry all of the required equipment to travel in the backcountry safely. This means a shovel, probe, snow saw, extra layers, food, and plenty of water are all going with you every time you step across that resort boundary line. It can be tough to carry all of this gear in a smaller pack you might wear in the resort, so you'd be better off giving yourself plenty of room with the Norrona Lyngen 35 Backpack. Adequately sized for most backcountry forays, the Lyngen 35 keeps all the essentials on board and organized for easy access in the event of a rescue scenario. In addition to its large u shaped zipper, the pack is also hydration compatible and fitted with a helmet net along the front of the pack. The pack will carry either skis or a snowboard, and it has four compression straps to keep your gear secure as you hike and ski.