Backpackers for skiing
In Vertic stores we have a wide catalog made up of the best outdoor brands, with models that are very different from each other in such a way that you will always find the one that best suits your needs. In addition, with the advice of our specialists you will solve any doubts that arise while you compare with others.
However. First of all you have to keep in mind two very important conditions: the type of route you will take and the duration of it. These two factors will help you make the best decision based on size.
And, in terms of size, the market offers a variety of ski backpackers or mountain bikes with capacities of 10 liters up to 50 liters, approximately. For competition, sizes between 10 and 20 liters are recommended. For one-day outings between 20 and 30 liters; And, for trips, larger sizes. However. In the end they always handle the needs of the skier or skier and the amount of material that each person needs to transport.
Another aspect that inclines the balance to one model or another is the sticking system for the tables. By norm, there are two types: diagonally or classically, the latter also known as 'A'. From Vertic we recommend that diagonally transport be used with lightweight tables - be it a technique used with backpackers or competition mountaineering backpacks.
During the practice of activity, we appreciate the presence of compartments to store material that we need to have at hand. For this reason, most models generally incorporate compartments for both the Arva, the shovel and the probe, and for the crampons. They must be of fast access, that facilitate their use or their storage in the mountain if necessary.
They also need to store compartments to store and transport the mask. They do not incorporate all the models, and usually it is present in those of medium-high capacity. This type of compartment is made up of a softer fabric to protect the crystal. Some models even mount anchors to transport the helmet when its use is not necessary. Especially during the ascent.
A highly recommended aspect from Vertic is the presence of a compression tape. In this way, the load is compressed and it does not dance; something that is especially appreciated in the descent, since it allows to not lose the stability.
Regarding the adjustment, it must be ergonomic. A comfortable, lightweight model that adapts to our morphology will provide sufficient freedom of movement to enjoy the snow in the mountains without suffering any fuss.
Although it is optional, and for the moment, incorporate few models, there are some that mount the zipper in the back area; the one that is permanently in contact with the back. This brings a great benefit; It is that, if we support it on the snow, when we place it back in the back, we do not pass through the back of our body.
And, although it is true that when we skip we use parts with waterproof membrane, sometimes, especially during the ascent, we get rid of it by physical effort.
Although this type of material is not an element of security, during the last years the technological advances have allowed the appearance of backpacks for cross-country skiing or freeride anti-avalanche, especially for the practice of freeride. They mount a safety cushion that, if left buried by avalanche or avalanche, gives enough buoyancy to be able to get out.
The ABS systems use gas bottles under pressure, which when triggered drives and inflates the safety cushion. When traveling is an impediment, it is that the pressure gas load can not get on the plane and it is necessary to look for the product wherever we go.
In addition, once the safety cushion is opened, it is necessary to get another gas bottle under pressure so that it can be operated again.
Other systems, such as JetForce, use an autonomous inflation system. It works with outer air thanks to an electric pressure injection pump. With fully charged battery can be used more than once.
The probabilities of survival using this type of product increase, approximately, up to 97%. However, his job does not give a blank card to do what he wants on the mountain.
So, if you are thinking of buying backpack or mountain ski bags, go to a Vertic store or check our online catalog. With the help and advice of our specialists, you will enjoy climbing and downhill skiing with everything you need.