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All 3 sizes — the 22, 32 and 42 are highly thought of amongst backcountry enthusiasts. The Kode 42 is built around a stiffened foam back panel that gives the pack good structure and enables it to carry a pretty heavy load very well. This is helped by the hip belt which offers a nice combination of support and flexibility. From the word go I found the kode to be a very comfortable pack.
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All 3 sizes — the 22, 32 and 42 are highly thought of amongst backcountry enthusiasts. The Kode 42 is built around a stiffened foam back panel that gives the pack good structure and enables it to carry a pretty heavy load very well. This is helped by the hip belt which offers a nice combination of support and flexibility. From the word go I found the kode to be a very comfortable pack. The shoulder straps are well-shaped and again offer support and comfort without being too stiff.
This combination of support and flexibility I think is especially important in a pack for touring and ski mountaineering, as a relatively heavy load may often be carried on the ups, but flexibility is definitely needed and appreciated on the downs. Kode 42 backpanel and hipbelt The back panel is made using a soft, non absorbent material that I found to be comfortable even when wearing just a baselayer.
The main body of the pack is built using modern bomber nylon materials that feel like they will stand up to years of use. There are no issues on the durability or build quality whatsoever. I really like the dual entry idea. After using the Kode a few times I found myself almost instinctively knowing which way in was the most appropriate.
Through the lid when I just needed an item near the top of the pack, or through the panel access when I maybe wanted to dig around a bit. I found the back panel access worked really well on the skin track as you can just lay the pack down on your skis and open it right up. The shoulder load adjustment straps have to be undone to zip the pack fully open which is a little annoying, but no big deal.
The main compartment of the Kode 42 is certainly large enough for big day tours and lightweight multi-day hut tours. The inside of the pack is lined with orange which makes it much easier to see the contents than if a darker colour were used.
There is a large separate zipped front pocket dedicated for storing avalanche equipment. I found the pocket just big enough to store my collapsed poles and skins in there for descents, along with a shovel blade, handle and probe too.
The front of the pocket has a thin foam insert which gives both the pocket and the pack itself a little more structure and makes it a little easier to slide things in there.
Front avy pocket has plenty of room for shovel, probe and skins The front pocket stays opened The front pocket has a 3 way zipper so is easy to get in and out of. One of the zip pulls has a retainer that will clip onto and secure poles that are too long for the pocket. All of the zip pulls on the Kode have large loops attached and are glove friendly. The lid pocket of the Kode 42 is nice and spacious and has a small pocket with a velcro closure for goggles or glasses.
Overlaying the lid pocket is the dedicated helmet carry system, which is one of my favourite features of the Kode. I prefer to carry a helmet whilst touring, especially when in steeper terrain, and really appreciated not having to carry it in the main body of the pack. Main lid pocket Kode 42 helmet carry system Kode 42 helmet carry system Kode 42 helmet carry system Another of my favourite features is the zipped pocket under the lid.
It also made a great passport pocket when using the Kode as carry on luggage. The zipped under lid pocket is simple but super useful There are two more pockets inside the main pack body.
One small mesh one with a key fob for valuables and a second pocket for a hydration bladder. The bladder hose is designed to feed through into the right shoulder strap that is insulated to help prevent freezing. Zipped hydration compartment Hydration tube sleeve in the right shoulder strap Finally there are zipped pockets on each side of the hip belt — these are sewn in really well and can opened and closed with one hand. I use them for stashing my gloves when I got too warm.
They are equally good for snacks, a small camera, or anything else you might want to get to quickly and easily without taking the pack off. Hipbelt pockets Ski and snowboard carry is pretty comprehensive. A snowboard can easily be carried vertically by using the compression straps. They are fully adjustable via lockable buckles and are pretty easy to use even whilst wearing gloves.
All straps that will potentially come into contact with sharp edges are backed with super durable Hypalon to resist wear. An ice axe can also be carried using the loop at the base of the pack and the compression straps. Snowboard carry Compression straps are neat and functional Hypalon backed ski carry straps The Kode 42 has what Osprey call a unisex fit.
Heading for the trees in amazing snow. Lyngen Alps, Norway. Image — Tom Berridge. Osprey always seem to get it right, whatever type of pack they make and the Kode is no different. There is a real utilitarian feel to the pack; everything is in the right place and works really well just as it is.
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Among other things this is noticeable by the possibility to increase the pack volume from 22 to 32 liters and the ability to zip-attach an ABS Vario Base to the backpack. During both trips, there was lots of snowfall, high winds and low temperatures. With over 35 years of experience, ABS has become the standard for backcountry skiers. In ABS first came with a zip-on system. That meant you could vary with the storage volume of your pack. The Osprey Kode makes clever use of this.
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