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Evoc FR Guide Backpack 30L Review

This highly technical ski touring backpack comes with a removable built in back protector, that’s both light and very strong.

It’s a great all-round pack for any off-piste skier or snowboarder who requires a full load of safety kit plus enough for an overnight stay or two.

There’s several compartments and easy entry sections that allow very fast access to a shovel and probe in an emergency situation.

It feels really comfortable to wear – I’ve used it all day long on ski tours and when travelling, it doesn’t rub or feel a burden. The 210/D PU coated Nylon ripstop fabric is very strong and very light too and the adjustable shoulder straps and substantial hip belt make personal tweaking easy.

There’s some neat little pockets too, with a couple of inner zips to keep those handy smaller items safe. There’s a bunch of extras that you’d expect on a pack like this, but all manufactured and presented in a highly sophisticated way.

Without a doubt it’s one of the best packs I’ve ever used and I’m very impressed with the quality and the design.

Here’s the full technical rundown:

  • TÜV/GS-certified protector backpack
  • CE-certified LITESHIELD BACK PROTECTOR (EN 1621-2)
  • Snowboard/snow shoe attachment system with aluminium buckles
  • Ski attachment system (diagonal and vertical)
  • Fold-away attachment loops for 2 ice picks
  • 2-step zip system
  • Fleece-lined goggle pocket
  • Separate quick-access avalanche equipment pocket with emergency plan
  • Extra hip belt compartment to carry small items
  • Webbing loops to attach external elements and additional equipment
  • Isolated hydration tube routing in the shoulder strap
  • Extra hydration pack compartment for up to 3 l of liquid
  • Weights 1450 g (Size M/L)
  • Available in 3 sizes: S, M/L, XL according to torso length


  • Gender: Men/Women
  • Good for: Serious skiers and boarders who venture off-piste with lots of kit.
  • Price: £149.95

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