Crampons' Check. Rope' Check. Helmet' Check--the familiar routine of packing The North Face Cobra 52 Backpack the night before an extended tour is something you secretly enjoy. With each tool in their specific pocket, hydration sleeve loaded, and rope and helmet ready to grab, the Cobra will be ready to go in the morning. Its V-stay suspension and adjustable hip belt balance the load comfortably on your back whether you are just beginning the approach or making your way across the cirque. It's exceptionally tough material is made to withstand rugged environments and conditions as part of The North Face's top-of-the-line Summit Series. But when next weekend calls for a quick dawn patrol tour, remove the frame sheet and strip down the pack for a lighter weight.