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does this (2011) have internal shovel/probe storage or is it on the outside of the pack? I have 2009 and it's outside, and although I like that the pros (apparently) are saying shovel/probe should be inside so you don't lose them in a slide situation. Just wondering if Burton agrees
I believe it's on the outside, since there are some straps on rhe side of the pack. I'm sure you could make room inside, but it is made for the outside. For a full on backcountry pack, I would get one of those black diamond packs which I believe are on backcountry.com and eastern mountain sports. Both are pretty solid shops for backcountry and climbing gear and you can find pretty much anything you need, from ice axes, crampons, climbing gear, you name it. The ak 31L is not your ideal pack for serious hiking and backcountry riding like deeper and such. Its more of your recreational backcountry riding pack. Would be perfect for a trip to silverton or a day with a guide.