Gear Review – Osprey Kode 32 Backcountry Pack

Intro:

There’s a reason 9 out of 10 Swedish backcountry skiers choose Osprey for their backpacks – OK, I made that statistic up, but it’s safe to say I’m probably pretty close to the mark as the majority of backcountry skiers and snowboarders we meet on the slopes do carry an Osprey pack.

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Osprey’s latest addition, the Kode 32 is a pack specifically designed with backcountry skiers and snowboarders in mind and was designed with a fair bit of consultation with the snow industry and backcountry snow riders.

For Skiers & Snowboarders:

While the pack can certainly be used as a generic backpack for day trips and weekends away, it has been designed specifically to suit the needs of skiers and snowboarders. Features include paded hipbelt (can confirm comfort is fantastic), built in hydration pocket, straps for a variety of ski and snowboard carrying options along with a very impressive thermo-formed backpanel making the pack extremely comfortable even when carrying heavy loads all day long, which I certainly did over a month in Japan. For the backcountry enthusiasts the pack has a specific J-zip front pocket to stow your probe and shovel along with an anti-scratch pocket for that second pair of goggles.

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Summing Up:

It really is an impressive pack with loads of compartments and tonnes of comfort and despite already being a huge fan of Osprey gear, I have two other Osprey packs I’d certainly continue to look no where else than Osprey for all your backpack requirements. After all ‘9 out of 10 Swedish backcountry skiers choose Osprey’…

At $199.95, the Kode 32 is a steal and I can vouch for the durability of Osprey products year after year. Three thumbs up from Snow Travel.

 

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