Free Range Equipment
Purpose: Ski Mountaineering / Speed Touring
The Raven is built for no-excuse, fast and light ski touring. It features one main compartment which is accessed by the back panel only, as well as small quick-access pocket on top. An adjustable diagonal ski carry will fasten any size ski to the pack in seconds (though testers have found that lighter skis tend to be more comfortable, imagine that). And lastly, conveniently located No-Bonk pockets on each shoulder pad will hold all the sugar you need for a full day out. Pair the Raven with our shoulder pad mounted water bottle holder for an alternative hydration system.
- ~25 Liters
- Diagonal ski carry
- Back panel access
- No-Bonk shoulder pad pockets
- Ice tool / ice axe loops
- Rope / Overflow strap
- Hydration bladder compatible
- Removable back pad / bivy pad
- Weight: 21 oz. (590g)
- Infused with JuJu for hairy descents
Carries like a dream. Obviously best with smaller loads and lighter skis. Front pockets fit bear spray, which is very handy for my area. Back panel access is also the way of the future, as you can have a rope lashed to the top of the pack but still get down to things stored in the very bottom of the main compartment. Best of all, it looks great and everyone asks about it.
I ordered the Raven backpack for my mountain-loving boyfriend for Christmas this year. The gift was a hit, and he fawned over all of its features. The pack is sleek, functional, and sturdy-- all around super high quality. Plus, the gift was also dropped off at my house in Bend. What service! Thank you, Free Range!
Have to fully take it out, but initial test drives on mini-missions are promising. The Raven is a "just enough" pack - easily handles the skis and gear, and easy on the body. I can't remember a mainstream pack as well built as this beauty. So stoked to get a full-day outing soon!