I'm in the market for a backpack to take on the slopes. What's the way to go?
You are going to want one around the 25l mark then. Make sure they have wider 50mm straps in the waist for comfort. I ride with Quiksilver TR platinum 24l or Burton [ak] taft 28l. Both are Hydro compatible.
Beans and beer? I don’t want to be riding behind you.
Dakine Poacher 14L is by far the best pack I've ever ridden with, and I hate riding with a pack. Carries full avy gear with room for a layer, tools, first aid, a snack and a drink. With no avy gear could definitely take as big of a load as any resort day should need. Haven't used it much yet but glad to have it.
What size would you recommend for resort? Might take @Phedder's hint and go for something around 14L...Beans and beer? I don’t want to be riding behind you.
I have a 25 liter pack with hydration bladder. It’s great for the backcountry but it’s too much for the resort. Sitting on the lift with a big backpack sucks.