Great piece of kit
Good quality ski rucksack. Slim design so it fits comfortably when you're on the chairlift and all the features you need. I like the fact that your hose from your bladder pack is kept inside the strap to stop it freezing.
If I am just on-piste skiing this is a little too technical and I use a different sack, however for most adventures it is perfect. Even on-piste it works well on lifts, as very flat against the back - ski carry takes a lot of valuable space though.
Great day pack.
If you are wanting a bag that us easy to wear on ski lifts and to carry essential items on then this is the bag to get. If you want to carry more I would recommend the 20l heli pro. I too worry how long the carry ski carry system would last. Would use ellis again.
My Heli Pack arrived promptly and it's a brilliant for pretty much everything - snowboarding, carrying stuff about at festivals and taking to work. Can't really praise it more highly than that!
Perfect for a week on the slopes
Really great bag for travelling to the slopes and using on them. Was able to comfortably fit my 13 inch laptop and various other bits for the trip on the train.
On the slopes it was able to carry various GoPro bits and pieces, gloves, hat, scarf, a couple bottle of water/coke. Everything you need for a day on the mountain.
Was barely noticeable on or off piste and didn't restrict me in any way, not even getting on and off of the lifts.
The ski carry system also came in handy, and is easy to use once you get to grips with it.
It's well constructed and seems very durable.
I would highly recommend this bag.
Great Back Pack
I bought this bag to use on the slopes and took it for a long weekend.
It appears to be very sold in construction and has a low enough profile to not be a hindrance on lifts.
I tried the ski carry function, it worked as described. I however do worry how robust the carry mechanism will be in the long term.
Verdict: Very Good