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Featuring quick and easy access to critical snow safety gear and more than enough room for the gear you need on technical ascents and multi-day hut trips, the Kamber 42 is ideal for both snowboarders and skiers alike. Safety matters most in the backcountry, so we developed a large J-zip access panel on the front of the pack with multiple, glove-friendly zipper pulls so you can get to your probe and shovel without wasting critical seconds. On long ascents deploy the stowable helmet carry when appropriate to stay cool, and if you get thirsty there’s an internal hydration sleeve and an insulated harness sleeve to keep your bite valve handy and ice-free. The Kamber 42 accommodates nearly every ski and snowboard carry option including; vertical, A-frame, diagonal and horizontal/vertical snowboard carry with smartly reinforced contact points to protect from sharp edges. Other winter specific features like a scratch-free fleece-lined goggle pocket round out one of the most capable, durable, and functional technical backcountry snow packs we have ever made. Technical ascents demand ice axes or tools, and two tool loops with bungee attachment provide secure attachment when they aren’t in use. Under the dual-compartment and removable top-lid you’ll find a rope compression strap for glacier travel and sharp ridgelines. Even when loaded with up to 40lbs the LightWire suspension, padded hipbelt and contoured shoulder straps provide a comfortable carry even when breaking trail toward distant peaks. When you set your pack down to transition or for a snack, zippered backpanel access keeps the snow out of your gear and provides easy access to gear no matter where you stuffed it in this dual-access top loading machine.

Key Attributes


A quick-access extended J-zipper with an extra-large opening provides access to avalanche safety gear secured inside the pack. An easy-to-find third zipper pull allows rapid access if a helmet, skis or snowboard are being carried on the pack. The large pockets accommodate large shovel blades and the dual center sleeves secure extra-long probes and shovel handles.

*Excludes the Kamber 18 and Kresta 16 


Dual-position, deployable helmet net quickly and securely stows helmets for a comfortable ascent. The helmet carry can be deployed to the front panel or top of the pack as to not block the preferred ski- or snowboard-carry options.

*Excludes the Kamber 18 and Kresta 16 


  • Glove Friendly - Glove friendly zipper pulls and buckles allow for quick and easy use in adverse conditions
  • Panel Load Access - Extra-large front panel j-zip access to avalanche safety pocket with shovel handle and probe sleeves
  • Horizontal Backpanel Snowboard Carry - A reinforced hipbelt wing provides quick horizontal carry across the backpanel of the backpack
  • Hipbelt Pockets - Dual, articulated zippered hipbelt pockets for one hand use provide quick access to essentials
  • Backpanel Access - Dual zippered access to dry storage and hydration compartment
  • Rope Compression - An under-lid adjustable rope compression strap provides stable and easily accessible rope carry
  • FlapJacket Skirt Cover - The FlapJacket skirt cover is easily deployable and keeps pack contents contained even when the top pocket is removed
  • Dual Main Compartment Access - Dual top load and backpanel access to the main compartment offer multiple options for access to the pack’s contents
  • A-frame Ski Carry - Lower reinforced ski carry loops and upper side carry straps provide secure and comfortable A-frame ski carry
  • Top Lid - Dual compartment top lid features a goggle pocket and ample extra storage
  • Tuckaway Ice Tool Loops - Dual tool loops provide secure attachment on technical ascents and also tuckaway when not in use
  • Side Compression - Dual upper and lower side compression help keep the pack load stable and compressed

Carry Information

LightWire Frame | HDPE Suspension

  • LightWire peripheral fram (Kamber 42/32 and Kresta 40/30 only)
  • 1.2mm HDPE framesheet

Thermoformed Contoured Backpanel

  • Snow shedding material to reduce ice/snow buildup

Contoured EVA Harness

  • GPS/Radio webbing attachment points
  • Zippered insulated hydration hose sleeve
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle

Fixed EVA Hipbelt

  • Single 38mm webbing ErgoPull closure with padded hipwings
  • Zippered fabric hipbelt pockets


Load Range
25 - 40 lbs.
12 - 18 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
S/M 2441 in3 / 40 l 25h x 12w x 12d in. 4 lbs.
M/L 2563 in3 / 42 l 27h x 12w x 12d in. 4 lbs.
S/M 2441 in3 / 40 l 63h x 30w x 30d cm 2 kg
M/L 2563 in3 / 42 l 68h x 30w x 30d cm 2 kg
420HD Nylon Packcloth
420D Nylon Mini Check Dobby
420HD Nylon Packcloth
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Smart design. Flexible options


This is a fantastic pack. I wanted something flexible for day trips in the side and back country. There is tons of flexibility. Also, for those who may need to hike and not skin, the 42L bag easily fits alpine/touring boots with room for other gear.



Lives up to reputation


I've had the Kode 32 ski pack for a number of years and have always been impressed with the quality of Osprey - but I was looking for more room in my pack and something I could also use for overnight yurt ski trips. I read a lot of reviews in a lot of brands- and I landed back on this pack. Great quality, well thought out, easy to access top pockets and fairly easy to access the waist belt pockets, although those could be a little further forward in my opinion- but that's literally my only beef. This is an extremely comfortable pack and is super easy to load. The vibrant blue isn't too crazy and very visible in thick trees and fog. If you're on the fence between the Kamber 42 and another pack, go with the Kamber-

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