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Hey Guys, look I don't know whether it's just me and my friends or what, but no one I know can figure out how to keep the shovel in the pocket without added help. I am looking at having a velcro strap sewn on, am I doing something wrong? If you can help, thanks very much.
August 29, 2009
The shovel pocket on this bag is designed for Voile Avalanche shovels, which are the most commonly used.
You are right that (ironically) the Burton shovel doesn't fit this pack. But they don't sell many of them. There are some interesting retrofits discussed on the (old) BMB, such as sticking an old ski pole handle into the shovel blade, so it fits the packs shovel strap and holds it in.
Its worth just getting a Voile shovel if you have this pack, though.
You can even get them with probes, snow saws, or wood saws stashed in the handles. Pretty Sweet.
Check them out:
The pack designers couldn't convince the hard goods guys to change the shovel, so decided the make the best pack they could for the most common (and popular) shovel out there.
September 3, 2009
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- Nylon, polyester
- 1400cu in (23L)
- Ergonomic shoulder straps & back panel
- Yes, removable
- Hydration Compatible:
- Rain Cover:
- Access Types:
- [External] Shovel, pole; [Internal] hydration sleeve, goggle
- Snowboard Carry:
- Yes, vertical
- Ski Carry:
- Gear Loops:
- Ice Axe Loops:
- Shovel Pocket:
- 3lbs 1oz (1389g)
- Recommended Use:
- Backcountry, out-of-bounds snowboarding
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 Year