Choose the Right Winter Backpack

December 5, 2011

Winter is gear junkie paradise. Crampons, ice axes, snowshoes, shovels, skis, snowboards, avalanche gear…whole worlds of specialized equipment await the cold-weather adventurer. There’s just one problem. You need a way to carry it all. And for that, you need the right winter backpack…
This column originally appeared in the November/December edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.