Skip The Backpack With This Gear-Toting Vest

When you're swooshing through the fresh powder in your secret back-country ski spot, the last thing you want is a heavy pack strapped to your back. But you also don't want to venture into the wilderness without the proper supplies. So the next time you hit the distant slopes, consider Dakine's capacious new BC Vest as an alternative to your backpack.

At under a kilo when empty, it seemingly strikes the perfect balance between bulk and capacity, letting you carry everything from a light lunch, to serious emergency gear like a snow shovel, radio and a hydration pack. Pricing and availability aren't known just yet, but if it's reasonable it could also be a fantastic solution for commuters who have to deal with overcrowded trains every morning. [Dakine via Gear Junkie]

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