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DESIGNING A SKI BACKPACK

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Basically there isn't an unmet need. The market is already well taken care of. I'd concentrate on an ultra slim no frills pack that can be worn on chairs and will suffice for someone to carry a mid layer, water, suncream and a mars bar. That's where the mass market is.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Oceanic wrote:
Possible features...

Separate compartment for shovel and probe.
Some form of ski carry (Diagonal carry works better than A Frame).
Waistbelt and chest strap.
Goggle pocket.
Small pocket on hip belt for phone or camera.
Helmet carry.
Internal or external pocket for wallet, lip salve etc.
Hydration system.

Avalung.
Climbing harness style gear loop for carrying ice screws on a glacier.
Water bottle pocket on shoulder strap (for skinning).
Compression straps to make the bag smaller when it is not full.
Whistle on chest strap buckle.

Removable back padding to make the bag lighter when you are carrying less.
Spine protector.
Ice axe carry loops.
Option to swivel the pack to your front on chairlifts (Some Wedze packs do this).
Option to add an inflatable avalanche flotation bag that you buy later(have seen this feature on a Mystery Ranch pack that is no longer available).


Good list, from memory the bag that I've got already has the ones in bold. Also a neat thing where the hose for the hydration pack can be kept zipped in the shoulder strap so that it doesn't freeze. Haven't had cold enough weather to see how well that works though.
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