As backpacks are becoming more and more specialized for every outdoor activity, there is also a movement by some brands to design a pack that does it all at a high level.
Arva, a French company, known mostly for its avalanche beacons and its history of innovation in that field, is preparing to launch a ski pack that promises to stand up to all abuse during your ski and mountaineering days as well as to look stylish in town or when you travel through airports.
The pack’s name is ST30. The “ST” stands for “Ski Trip” and the number refers to the pack’s 30L volume. The pack is inspired by minimalist design and by decades of experience in the mountains and other adventures.
By reducing the number of seams and making this pack with a very tough N400D PU2 waterproof ripstop fabric, Arva is striving for a very durable product.
At 1150g, the ST30 is reasonably light yet it won’t be the lightest ski pack on the market, but that is not its goal.
The pack has a couple of clever features and pockets, and its multi-purpose strap system on the outside allows for a variety of carrying options for skis, snowboard, ice axes and other gear.
If you are looking for a purely ski mountaineering day pack then check out our article about CAMP Ski Raptor that also offers 30L of volume.