Featherweight yet fully-featured, the NEW Minimalist pack is a groundbreaking backcountry snowboarding pack built for riders who go long and climb high. The simple top-load design and tech fabrics save critical weight but the dual top-lid and hip belt pockets make it easy to organize small gear. Front board straps combine with side compression straps to offer rock solid board carry while the stow-able front panel helmet holder and dual ice axe loops lock down important tools. A thermo-molded backpanel and aluminum frame provide solid weight distribution even when fully loaded with alpine gear and the top lid is removable for going ultralight. The Minimalist comes in two volume sizes and two torso sizes: 35L and 45L in both S/M and M/L sizes. The 35L is the perfect size for day tours or it packs down small to take as a second pack on a multi-day wilderness expedition. The 45L is ideal for guides or media professionals and is capable of holding enough gear for a quick overnight hut trip.