OG Style and OB Functionality.
Rarely do I hit front-country / short backcountry tours without this vest. Relatively lightweight, plenty of pockets for all of the essentials and well designed for taking a beating. Ridden almost 30 days in the backcountry with this vest and valued it every day. Ski carry is diagonally designed, balances well and accomodates my 107s to my 127's under foot. Used a large square blade BD shovel and 300cm length collapsing probe, vest easily held both in the proper pockets. Discovered that the hydration sleeve fits a pair of 130 width BD ascent skins as well as a 1.5 liter camelback bladder. Had extra goggles, gloves, bandanna, granola bars and a small first aid kit + SAM splint.. again NO issues and minimal bulk. All of the pockets distribute weight evenly. Have to be ready to back up this styling though.. you'll get plenty of looks and questions. DAILY piece of gear, worth every dollar.