Backcountry Access is a small privately held company dedicated to making the best avalanche safety equipment possible. Probes, beacons, shovels, and airbag packs are some of the things Backcountry Access specializes in. Their mission is simple - save lives! They believe that backcountry and avalanche safety starts with education. The folks at Backcountry Access take pride in being "knowledge leaders" within their industry, which is why they have invested so many resources into research and education.
Gentle ambles, vigorous scrambles, and general exploring don't call for much beyond the ten essentials. If you are looking for lower volume lightweight backpacks so you won't be tempted to bring the entire house with you, then you are in the right place. Check out daypacks from industry leaders such as Black Diamond, Lowe Alpine, Granite Gear, Gregory, and Vaude. Day Packs are up to 29 liters.