H2o has partnered with Dean Cummings for a new line of packs inspired by and tested in the harsh Alaskan environment. Two products that stand out in the lineup are the Tusk Guide Pack and Kodiak kid's day pack.
The Tusk is an all-in-one pack including all the features Cummings considers necessary for safety during heliski trips. The Tusk is designed to allow the skiier or mountaineer to carry a lot of weight while maintaining a low center of gravity. With additional features including a diagonal ski/snowboard carry system with a retractable cable and carabiner loops. The 28 liter pack retails for $165.
The Kodiak kid's pack (named for Cummings' son) is designed to be highly technical for outdoor endeavors, while at the same time appropriate for everyday school use. It is fully waterproof, equipped with loops for outdoor gear as well as pockets for school supplies.