SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

Gear Review: Marmot Vapor 30 Backpack

For snowshoeing…the Marmot Vapor 30 backpack provides an essential element to the gear necessary for backcountry exploration: reliability.

When first using the Vapor 30, I felt it had more eye-candy than benefits. But, I was wrong…way wrong. The Vapor 30’s ergonomic design helps when snowshoeing because it conforms to the curvature of a person’s back and movements. It’s also excitingly tough and ridged – so throwing it around won’t hurt it’s stylish look.

Here are some important qualities of the Vapor 30:

*Panel-loading main compartment provides room for lunch, jacket and other gear; two front pockets hold small essentials.
*Two hollow, lightweight 7075 aluminum stays provide support and torsional stiffness.
*Side water bottle pockets allow convenient, on-the-go hydration.
*Adjustable gear loops let you lash on ice axes or clip on extra gear, keeping items within easy reach.
*Constructed from 210-denier broken twill nylon and 70-denier silicone nylon; reinforced with 840-denier HT nylon.
*Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration.

I would wholeheartedly suggest the Vapor 30 to snowshoers. It’s a pack that will for sure provide a sense of stability when roaming the open snow.

To find out where to purchase a Vapor 30, visit http://www.froogle.com and enter the phrase “Marmot Vapor 30” in the search option.

Vapor 30 Features:

* Sizes: Medium and large
* Body: 210d Broken twill nylon and 70d silicon nylon
* Reinforcement: 840d HT Nylon
* Volume: Medium – 1800ci (Large – 2000ci)
* Weight: Medium – 2lb 8oz (Large: 2lb 11oz)
* Air cut gold backpanel
* Air cut waist belt
* Dual density, S-Shaped shoulder straps
* Hollow core 7075 aluminum stays
* 2 water bottle pockets
* Adjustable dual ice axe loops
* Light reflective logo

For more information on Marmot product, visit http://www.marmot.com.