The Pfeifferhorn's Northwest Coulour consists of a fifty-degree chute to ski down followed by a fifty-foot rappel, with a four mile steep skin, and Millet's Matrix 30 MBS Backpack is ready for it all. Its Mobility Back System consists of a swivel waist belt that moves with you during the ascent and descent. Pair that with padded 3D mesh at the back, waist, and shoulders, and you're in for a comfy ride.
The Matrix also has a pocket configuration specifically designed for anything from ski mountaineering to backcountry touring. There's a compartment with slots for a probe and shovel, and a hydration pocket tucked underneath. You can remove the helmet holder if you always wear your brain bucket, and the rope strap secures your rappel line if there isn't room inside the large main compartment. There are also zippered and side pockets for crampons, valuables, and electronics.
- Mobility Back System
- Shoulder straps with sternum strap
- Waist belt with buckle
- Diagonal Ski carry system
- Hydration pocket
- Avalanche gear compartment
- Removable helmet holder
- Rope strap
- Side crampon pocket
- Zippered waist belt and external pockets
- Compression and load adjuster straps