Winter is upon us and its time to start thinking about snow gear. For those who like to keep it minimal, the Dakine BC Vest is a great choice for keeping your backcountry snowboarding or skiing gear with you, without the bulk of a large pack. Made of tough 630D Nylon, the vest weights just a little over a pound and is hydration compatible. Side compression straps help customize the fit to your frame and stabilize load when carrying skis or boards. A retractable carry system is also onboard for your skis or snowboard. There is a 2-way main zipper for improved breathability and a radio pocket that is also perfect for a snow tool or mini shovel. On the inside, climbing skin pockets keep your gloves and electronics dry.
The Dakine BC Vest is great for those that don’t want to strap on a large pack. Throw it on over your or under your jacket and you’ll hardly feel like you even brought your gear with you. Grab the vest at REI here for $150.