I purchased this pack for this last season. It worked out nice. It carries all the necessities well (probe, shovel, water bladder, first aid kit) but there's not to much room for more than a couple extra layers left. Super comfortable when your board is strapped on the back. Of course the AK construction is incredibly durable and held up well through an abusive season! If you like to travel light, this is the back for you...if not definitely go with something that offers more volume.