For this variant on the popular Saddle Peak, we added more volume to accommodate the needs of professionals and backcountry skiers. The extra volume in the main bag accommodates a Velcro platform which can hold color-coded, rip-out pouches (sold separately). These pouches are perfect to keep supplies or other tools close at hand. The pack is a panel-loading design that maintains a low profile on your back. A separate exterior compartment with individual sleeves keeps your shovel, probe and snow saw stashed behind a zippered panel. This provides a totally secure compartment that is incredibly quick to access. A quick and very stable diagonal ski carry or vertical snowboard carry makes this pack is a dream on the boot pack.