The Pace 36- liter pack from Deuter also won a 2015 Outside Winter Gear of the Year award. Weighing in at 2 pounds with dimensions of 26 x 12 x 8.7 inches this minimal, lightweight pack is great for ski tours, alpine climbing, and adventure races. The Pace pack is designed so that you hardly feel it on your back by using the Lite Back system, a snug fit covered with breathable 3D Wide AirMesh and the flexible but tensioned Delrin U-frame can be removed to shed extra weight. With stretch side pockets, ice axe/pole attachment, compression straps for skis/snowboard and to compress the pack as small as you need, and a front flap for gloves/helmet you’re ready for whatever the backcountry has to offer. The Pace also comes in a 28-liter women’s specific version and a 30-liter version.