Ski packs are made to do two things: efficiently carry all your winter gear on the climb up and then disappear from your mind during the descent. Osprey’s Reverb 18 accomplishes both goals.
When you’re hiking uphill, a contoured frame sheet and layered backpanel distribute the load over a comfortable foam shoulder harness and removable waist strap. The pack is designed to carry either skis or a snowboard and all potential wear points are padded to protect from edge abrasion.
Essential avalanche gear is stowed in an easy-access front panel with separate pockets for probe and shovel handle. There’s also an interior zippered pocket for critical small items like lip balm, car keys, or snacks.
Speaking of snacks, when you reach the top of the climb and the powder field is spread out before you, have a bite of sandwich and take a sip from the insulated hydration hose stowed in the shoulder strap. Then grab your goggles from the padded goggle pocket and drop into the untracked. The Reverb 18 will ride close and comfortable on your back as plow through the pow and get back to the lift for another lap.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD CARRY
Ski and snowboard attachment options let you choose the most appropriate.
Insulated hydration delivery sleeve in shoulder harness keeps your liquid from freezing in frosty temps.
- Quick Diagonal Ski Carry - Lower hypalon reinforced carry strap works in conjunction with upper stowaway carry loop allowing stable and secure ski carry
- Vertical Snowboard Carry - Lower hypalon reinforced carry strap works in conjunction with upper stowaway carry loop allowing stable and secure snowboard or snowshoe carry
- Horizontal Snowboard Carry - A reinforced hipbelt wing allows for stable horizontal board carry
- Goggle Pocket - Front zippered heat embossed scratch-free goggle pocket with internal stash pocket provides safe storage for optics and other essentials
- Insulated Hydration - Continuous dual zippered access from zippered reservoir pocket through insulated harness sleeve allows for ice free hydration
- Rear Panel Main Compartment - Zippered rear panel access to main compartment allows quick access to avalanche safety kit with sleeve for shovel blade, handle and probe
- External Probe and Shovel Handle Sleeves - External probe and shovel handle sleeves lend quick access to avy gear
- Main Compartment - Main compartment space for storage of extra layers, skins, etc.
- Top Zip Goggle Pocket - Top zippered goggle pocket is lined with a heat embossed scratch-free fabric for optic carry
HDPE CONTOURED FRAMESHEET
- Layered snowshed back panel
EVA FOAM TORSO FIXED HARNESS
- Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle buckle
- Insulated hydration sleeve