Osprey's Kresta 40 Backpack is choice whether you're ski touring to a hut for a minimalist overnighter or tackling a technical ascent filled with ice climbs and rappels. Osprey built this pack with a LightWire suspension system that assures a comfortable carry when you're carrying loads as heavy as forty pounds. Two main compartments-- one dry storage for sleeping bags and clothes and an other for avalanche gear--keep all of your backcountry essentials organized and easily accessible when you're on the skintrack. The main compartment is accessed through the back panel for easy access, even with your skis, snowboard, or ice axes strapped through the front. The avalanche gear compartment is accessed through the front panel for quick access during emergencies. Osprey also equipped the Kresta with an insulated hydration reservoir and tube that prevent your water from freezing. The Kresta carries snowboards vertically or horizontally, skis diagonally or at an A-frame, and a helmet at the front. The helmet carry system stows away when you're wearing your helmet. This pack also features a strap that secures climbing ropes, and a fleece-lined pocket that prevents goggles from getting scratched.