This pack is way too small for a full day tour. I filled my 3L camelback to put in and the bladder took up 3/4 of the space in the pack. There is now way (unless strapped to the outside of the pack) to fit everything you would need,i.e. skins, extra layers, lunch, water & all the other little items I bring with me to the backcountry. The straps are rediculously long. The ski carry I found to be time consuming to use & a little awkward. I feel that Dakine has moved away from the quality packs of the past. If all you carry is a beacon, shovel, Probe, and maybe a couple small items this pack may work for you, but if your looking for a pack to carry a full day tours worth of stuff look for something different.