The North Face Snomad 26L is one of better ski-specific packs I have ever used. I’ve guided and skied recreationally with the Snomad 26 and I have continued to be impressed with its form and function. This backpack is sick!
North Face Snowmad 26 Review
Being marketed as a minimal ski tour pack The North Face Snowmad 26 liters was still able to hold the following with its smaller size: shovel, saw, probe, crystal card, backcountry ski helmet, goggles, rescue sled, extra gloves, crampons, ice axe, insulated shell, small Nalgene, 2 bagel sandwiches and few bars. This is a pretty normal load for me and not only was I able to fit all of this but I was able to carry this load comfortably.
With lumpy objects such as a Helmet and Nalgene, I was surprised how well the back panel kept an even surface on my back. The zippers held well-being stuff to the gills. Made with ballistic grade nylon this pack can take a beating and keep on trucking. I highly recommend this pack to anyone looking for a pack to suit most missions.
The North Face Snomad 26L Features:
-Main Compartment Panel Access
-Padded Goggle stash pocket
-Patented Glove holder on shoulder strap
-Easy to use ice axe and ski carry system
-Clean durable design
-Lightweight for a compartment pack
-Secure and durable buckles
-ABS modular routing
26 too small? Don’t worry the Snomad comes in a 34L as well for those heavier loads or rope specific objectives.
A great overall ski pack to consider for backcountry skiers. And at an affordable price. The North Face Snowmad 26L ($129) is a pack you can use for years to come.