When April rolls around and conditions line up, those lines you've been staring at all winter start to look a little more inviting. The North Face built the Phantom 38 Backpack for those spring ski objectives you've been waiting all season for. The 38-liter capacity holds enough for big day missions and fast and light overnights, with a durable nylon construction that's ready for rugged alpine terrain. The reinforced ski straps let you haul your boards in an A-frame while you're booting up a steep couloir and tool keepers let you stash your ice axes without slicing up the rest of your gear. The hip belt lets you keep skintrack essentials close by with a small zippered pocket and the removable top lid lets you go even lighter when you start to count ounces.