Black Diamond Revelation AvaLung Pack 2013 Model.
The Black Diamond Revelation AvaLung Pack 2013 Model features technologies that make skiing safer and more convenient. With the new ergoACTIV suspension, it allows the AvaLung pack to move with you no matter what the load is. The waist-belt uses a ball-joint that is attached directly to the frame so it can pivot as you move and angle the weight to your legs. The adjustable SwingArm straps are linked on the bottom with a cable so it moves together with your body. The enclosed shovel and probe organizer pocket makes it easy for you to find your entire avy tool kit quickly. Other features include a tuck-away helmet holder and strap, Ice tool PickPockets, and a crampon pouch to secure your gear when technical terrain beckons. And with the AvaLung, it increases your chance of survival by giving you fresh air from the surrounding snowpack in the event an avalanche burial occurs. Feel the thrill of the icy mountains and ensure your safety with the Black Diamond Revelation AvaLung Pack 2013 Model.
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Organization and safety are everything in the world of elite-level backcountry skiing and mountaineering, and as such, the Black Diamond Revelation Avalung Backpack was designed to fit these principles. An integrated Avalung system extends your potential post-avalanche-burial breathing time, external holders and pockets keep your technical ascending gear and rope within reach, and the articulated suspension system makes even heavy loads feel lighter. Ski easier, climb faster, and do it all with better peace of mind.
|Average Stock Weight:||4 lbs 5 oz / 1.98 kg|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||420D and 840D ballistic nylon|
|Torso:||18.5 x 21.5" / 47 x 55 cm|
|Torso Length:||S/M 16-19 in.M/L 18.5-21.5 in.|
|Trip Length:||Overnight (1-2 nights)|
|Volume:||S/M 2014 cu. in. (33 L)M/L 2136 cu. in. (35 L)|
|Volume Range:||30-45 liters|
|Waist:||28 x 45" / 71 x 114 cm|
|Weight:||S/M 4 lb. 1 oz.M/L 4 lb. 4 oz.|
I love this pack for big, cold-day ski tours. This thing fits it all and leaves a little room to spare -- saw, shovel and handle, probe, extra clothes, food, bladder, miscellaneous gear, rain shell, and, best of all, a helmet. I'm not a fan of the helmet carrier (on this bag or any other), so having enough room for a helmet in the pack is essential. The avi. tool organizer/front pocket is awesome for easy access. I skied and climbed Mt. Shasta in one day with this pack last summer; even with every piece of gear (including two axes), loaded to the max, the pack felt great on my back.
Little things that are a bummer: This pack only has an A-frame carrier ... I don't like A-framing. I got an "outdoor tailor" to sew a cross-ski carrier on the pack and it works fantastic. The S/M pack will not accommodate the BCA saw in the avi. tool organizer (it will in the M/L pack).
Note: I'm 5'11 and I fit perfect in the S/M pack. The M/L was somehow huge on me.
Overall: This pack, though a little on the heavier side, is the bomber bag to go with on big days in the backcountry when there's snow involved.