GregFlikI can not possibly recommend this company enough. Extremely durable, Crazy customization for comfort through straps or latches, and also very ergonomic. I never had the feeling of me needing to take the pack off because it wasn't comfortable or anything like that.
A little ode to High Sierra: I took this pack with me when I went over seas to the middle east (I'm not military, just a civilian) and did very many physical activities everyday, ranging from hikes going over 10mi, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing, Beaches, Camel riding, desert expeditions, and just late night street walking. I climbed a type of watch tower structure to get a better view with this pack on and I forgot I even had it on. I LOVE MY PACK! I take it to college with me everyday with my laptop inside of it, and take it with me on shifts as an EMT.
I don't have a single regret about purchasing my pack, and wouldn't have any changes or requests I would do differently. If you are in the States you can go to TJ Maxx, or a Marshalls and they sometimes have High Sierra there for the cheap. Right now they even have the US Freestyle skiing pack on sale for less than $50 shipped if you use the discount code "Save25" at check out.
I love the company and totally support them.
Good post man you got a link I only see the SNowboarding pack???
I had always liked them and my ski travel bag. But I absolutely love the shit out of that thing as of 2 days ago now that I know my newly mounted Shiro 203s fit inside it as most ski bags would probably be a few cms too small not many skis that long being made these days. Want to find another one of the same exact bag for when this one gets too beat up.
I hate skiing with a pack but I will buy one and keep it around for when I want to hit hike to shit and don't want to carry my skis. Appreciate any links to recommended packs that strap skis onto the back easily.