Back to top

Please select a color/size.


  • Top-load design with removable lid and large opening to main compartment; side zipper for easy access to buried gear; removable lid includes 2 secure zip compartments
  • Durable Cordura nylon construction with a durable water resistant (DWR) finish is puncture and abrasion resistant
  • Dedicated front pocket for snow safety tools with individual sleeves for probe and shovel; fleece-lined pocket for stowing goggles; hydration sleeve with hose port
  • Adjustable sternum strap; shoulder straps, back panel and padded waist belt are mesh-lined to manage moisture
  • Compression straps with locking cam buckles offer multiple carry options for skis or snowboards
  • Top-mounted, reinforced haul handle with extra-large grab loop


View all Patagonia Ski Packs

REI membership


Best Use Backcountry Skiing
Bag Style Backpack
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 40 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 2,624 cubic inches
Hipbelt Yes
Fits Torso Unavailable
Fits Waist/Hips Unavailable
Material(s) Cordura nylon
Frame Material Aluminum
Number of Stays 2
Pack Access Top
25.5 x 13 x 10 inches
27 x 13 x 10.5 inches
Gender Unisex
Weight 4 pounds
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool pack, inconsistent sizing Haven't used in winter yet but got this as an upgrade over my Alpinist 35L for travel and all-season outdoors trips. I have a S/M in the Alpinist but had to return the same size for an L of the Snow Drifter to get the same harness fit (I'm 5'7" but have a long torso.) Slightly heavier than the Alpinist but also sturdier fabric and with more features, especially for winter-sport types. The side-zip could be bigger to offer a bit more access to contents, but is an improvement over pure top-loaders if you need to fish for your scarf at the bottom.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a small 40l i bought this last year, have used it for several short ski tours, and one long; 10.2 mile tour.... the ave pocket is adequate, equipment would be easy to retrieve.. the main compartment has a very slim profile which makes it tight for more than a day tour... over mitts, puffy pants, puffy jacket, balaclava, spare heel tube, 22 designs back country repair kit, BD ski buddy tool, 3l platypus, reservoir, water proof shell, goggles, 2 PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY sandwiches, and a patagonia nano-puff pullover, pocket rocket stove, 1 can of fuel and a 500ml metal cup (the fuel and stove nest inside the cup)... and the pack was full. I added a deuter helmet holder to the outside of the pack to carry my ski helmet. I foolishly thought this pack would be big enough to use for an overnight trip... no way i can add a bivy, sleeping bag, and pad.....
Date published: 2017-03-01
  • y_2017, m_6, d_21, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2
  • loc_en_US, sid_107702, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_rei-inc
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 51ms

Is the waist belt detachable?

Asked by: Markus
​The waist belt on this pack is not removable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-23
  • y_2017, m_6, d_21, h_14CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_107702, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_rei-inc
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 48ms