Ski Touring Pack
Mystery Ranch Saddle Peak

$219, 25L/1,526 c.i., 3 lbs. (S/M)

Sizes: S/M and L/XL

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An all-purpose, quiver-of-one ski touring pack that crosses over from days of lift-served and side-country skiing to full days of ski touring in the backcountry can seem like a Goldilocks quest—many are either too big or too small. After days of resort skiing and ski touring in Utah’s Wasatch Range with the latest iteration of the compact and smartly designed Mystery Ranch, I’ve seen its strengths and minor shortcomings.

For starters, the compression-molded foam back panel, which repels snow, delivers plenty of rigidity for comfortably carrying as much stuff as will fit inside—plus the weight of skis loaded on the pack—while the shoulder straps and wrap-around hipbelt have enough padding for moderate loads without feeling cumbersome when skiing or riding downhill.

The Mystery Ranch Saddle Peak front.
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