The Skin builds on the concept of trail vests which have grown in popularity amongst mountain runners for their ability to carry essentials in a streamlined way that makes them feel more balanced than traditional backpacks: the Skin delivers this same kind of precision performance for ski mountaineering. The Xpress Wire ski carrying system allows skis to be attached and removed without removing the pack. A special side-entry pocket near the right hip allows single-handed, fast access to crampons without removing the pack and can be zipped open from the inside to connect to the main compartment. This pocket is also great for water bottles, snacks, clothing, cameras - anything you might want access to while on the move. The Skin also features the C.A.M.P. exclusive EZ OP buckles on the chest strap and waist belt. The EZ OP buckle features a special pull tab that engages a wire to automatically open the buckle for fast and easy, one-handed operation. Several internal and external pockets, ice axe carriers, an external helmet carrying system and internal pockets for a shovel and probe round out the features on this innovative conceptualization for top-level ski mountaineering.