Ullr 25L Backpack
Helly Hansen built the Ullr 25L Backpack for ski touring, split boarding, and snowshoeing, with all the features you need for safe and easy travel in technical terrain. The zippered front pocket holds slots for your probe and avalanche shovel shaft, with room left over for the blade and a first aid kit. The main compartment offers plenty of room for layers, and food, with additional side and top pockets to stash skins, water, and your goggles. Straps on the outside offer various ways to carry your skis or board as you're setting the bootpack, with additional exterior loops for ice axe and other gear.
- Versatile pack for backcountry winter adventures
- Plenty of room for gear and safety equipment
- Padded, adjustable frame offers comfort and support
- Avalanche pocket designed for shovel and probe
- Gear loops offer ski, snowboard, and snowshoe carry
Great Initial Impressions!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got to check out this backpack from Backcountry's Gear Closet and take it out skiing a few times. I used it once on a quick tour and on a cat ski day with PC Powder Cats as part of a work event! So I have some initial impressions on the pack.
This pack held all my avy safety gear with great organization as it had assigned pockets for everything. There were two main compartments in the pack, the front side for avy gear and then the back side access for everything else where I kept extra layers and such. I have never used a pack before with back access so it took a minute to break my muscle memory when going to pack the pack, but its a great function and keeps your avy safety gear up front for quick access if necessary!
I found the back support and shoulder straps to be well cushioned and the shape aligned with spine well and kept the pack high on my back to keep my hips and legs mobile for skiing.
When we went cat skiing the snow was waist deep and snowing hard--this pack stayed totally dry and kept my extra layers safe for when I needed to change!