Lou Dawson is one of the nation’s most accomplished big-mountain and backcountry skiers. He runs www.wildsnow.com and has probably already skied the gnarly winter lines we are hoping to climb this winter. He recenty took a look at the CAMP X3 600 and the X3 Light packs and reviewed them for WildSnow. Lou’s bottom line:
Happily, the CAMP rucksacks we long-term tested last winter (and even this summer for hiking) held up amazingly well considering their almost tissue-paper like materials. Truly high level textile construction engineeering. Hence, here goes a review of our two CAMP favorites.
X3 600 is the pack Lisa and I could be fighting over, but in my beneficent glory I let my bride have it for the winter. This 30 liter masterpiece gives what nearly any ski alpinist needs, but nothing more.