Backcountry-Oriented Camera Pack

Ski and snowboard photographers might drool after seeing the specs on Mountainsmith’s latest Borealis AT backpack. The 1,600-cubic-inch backpack has enough room to store a shell, mid layer, avalanche safety gear and some food. Plus, it can cradle a full camera kit — dSLR body, a couple lenses, and a flash or two.

Mountainsmith Borealis AT

The Borealis’ padded camera compartment, located in a separated zipper compartment at the bottom of the pack, has dividers to keep anything from banging together in the backcountry.

It has ski and snowboard carry straps on the outside and a tripod carry strap. It also has a padded, stowable wasit belt, a padded laptop compartment and a removable storm cover.

The one-size-fits-most Borealis is currently available for $180. www.mountainsmith.com

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.