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Daypack for carrying snowshoes on 01/01/2013 21:44:42 MST Print View

Curious if anyone can point me in the direction of a daypack that can carry snowshoes on the outside? Looking for something like the MLD Newt, but have outside straps with buckles like the GoLite Jams where they can wrap around the front and hold the snowshoes on the front. No need for a hip belt. I contacted Ron at MLD and he's too busy to make a modified version. Ive been putting in many hours trying to find one but I keep comming up empty. I have been in contact with some custom places and there above $150. Thank you in advance.

Edited by jpovs on 01/01/2013 21:46:22 MST.

Jeff Jeff
(TwoFortyJeff) - F
.. on 01/02/2013 00:17:44 MST Print View

You don't need anything custom. If it's a pack with a lid, just stash the snowshoes under the strap(s) that keep the lid on. If it doesn't have a lid, just strap two bungee cord horizontally across the pack. You can anchor each end of each cord to the side compressions straps, etc.

I have never run across a pack that couldn't store snowshoes one way or another.

Michael B
(mbenvenuto) - F

Locale: Vermont
snowboard pack on 01/02/2013 05:42:47 MST Print View

snowboard packs are designed to carry boards but the straps also cn hold shoes. so that is the best carry option. many ski packs can do both too.

(jpovs) - F - M
Re: Daypack for carrying snowshoes on 01/02/2013 12:04:29 MST Print View

Thank you for the suggestions.
I havent found any daypacks that have a lid without a hipbelt. Not sure if a lid on a daypack would have enough depth to hold snowshoes on top either. I think the only other way to hold snowshoes on is like was mentioned, on the back.
I have considered a snowboard pack, but I cant find any that dont have a hipbelt. I think they look nice though.
Looks like the big killer is going to be no hipbelt. The more and more I think about it, Im probably going to order the Newt. If I have problems with the bungee cord system or attachments not working then maybe I'll bring it somewhere to have straps added.

Jeff J
(j.j.81) - F

Locale: Oregon
Modify it on 01/02/2013 12:43:53 MST Print View

Why not find a pack you like except for the hip belt, then just cut that off? Some might be removable anyway.


Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Daypack for carrying snowshoes on 01/03/2013 09:04:36 MST Print View

There are many decent choices out there. I recently went through this exercise, but wanted to include the ability to comfortably carry a snowboard.

For this, I wound up going with the Osprey Kode 30. But, while evaluating all this, I believe there are some great options for snowshoe carry.

GoLite Peak (now the Jam 35) - it has straps, and a detachable hipbelt
Dakine Alpine 14 (any DaKine for that matter)
Osprey Stratos 24 (old style)
REI Fall Line
REI Side Country

LMK if you have any questions about these. Good luck.

Edited by joegeib on 01/03/2013 09:07:57 MST.

(jpovs) - F - M
Re: Re: Daypack for carrying snowshoes on 01/03/2013 10:05:14 MST Print View

Thank you for the help. The closest thing that I could find other than the Newt was the Osprey Kode 30, and the Golite Jam 35. For the price of getting the Newt and if the bungee system doesnt work and I have to add straps it would still comeout cheaper and lighter. I also like the roll top, and that there is only one compartment.
I went ahead and ordered the Newt this morning. So thank you for all the help.

Edited by jpovs on 01/03/2013 10:07:23 MST.