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LF 40L

LF 40L

Regular price $399
Regular price $399 Sale price $399
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Light enough for your everyday tour, spacious enough for your biggest objectives and hut trips. The Raide LF 40L has the perfect balance of weight, function, durability, and comfort for the skier that prioritizes uphill performance and downhill style equally.

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Features

  • 40L, with extendable rolltop to 50L
  • Removable frame
  • Back panel access
  • 2 quick access stash pockets for no zip transitions
  • Quick avy tool access pocket
  • A-Frame and diagonal ski carry that attaches to the frame
  • Integrated helmet carry
  • Glove stash strap on shoulder strap
  • Remoable foam back panel inssert
  • Ice tool carry that keeps picks enclosed
  • Hip pad pocket that fits an iPhone
  • 9mm of foam in the shoulder straps
  • Radio/hydration pass through
  • Drainage out of cinch top and avy tools

Specs

  • 40L, expandable to 50L
  • 1090g, strippable to 900g with removable frame and back panel insert.
  • Main fabric: Challenge Ultra 400X, 400d UHMWPE (Dyneema) woven that is 2x more tear resistant and 8x more abrasion resistant than similar ultralight fabrics. This is backed by a waterproof film and is 100% recycled.
  • Cinch Top: 210d Nylon with UHMWPE ripstop. 100% recycled.
  • Rolltop: 50d ripstop nylon with UHMWPE crossply
  • Helmet Carry: Lycra, Nylon, UHMWPE woven.
  • Frame: 7mm aluminum tubing

Size Guide

  • S/M: 17.5" back panel, 3" above back panel. Recommend for those 5'7" and below.
  • M/L: 19" back panel, 3" above back panel. Recommended for people 5'8" and taller.
  • 5 year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Free returns in US (sale products are final sale)
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Volume
40L, expandable to 50L
40L, expandable to 50L

Stay compact on your dawn patrol lap or go into hut trip mode with the expandable roll top.

Materials
Ultra 400X
Ultra 400X

The LF 40L uses 100% recycled fabrics that use UHMWPE (generic Dyneema) in different constructions.

  • The main fabric is Challenge Ultra 400X which is 2x more tear-resistant and 8x more abrasion-resistant than competing ultralight fabrics.
  • The cinch top is a 210d nylon with UHMWPE ripstop.
  • The rolltop is a 50d nylon ripstop with UHMWPE cross-ply.

Back Panel Access
Full access to main compartment
Full access to main compartment

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No zip stash
No zipper transitions
No zipper transitions

The LF 40L has 2 compartments that you can quickly stow gear in without touching a zipper.

Stowable roll top
Storm mode → Bluebird mode
Storm mode → Bluebird mode

Roll up the rolltop for a weatherproof closure and get an extra compartment. If it goes blue and you don't want to deal with the roll top use the stow clips to keep the roll top out of the way.

Helmet carry
Integrated helmet carry
Integrated helmet carry

We had enough of the dungy, strap-on helmet carry systems. We have seen too many people lose them, and they aren't secure enough to put anything inside your helmet like crampons. We built our helmet carry right into the pack so it can't be lost. It is also high up enough to be out of the way of the diagonal ski carry and still allows the pack to sit flat on the front.

Ice Tool Carry
No snag ice tool carry
No snag ice tool carry

The ice tool carry keeps the picks of the tools fully enclosed and secure so they don't get snagged or fall out.

Avy Tool Pocket
Quick Access to your tools
Quick Access to your tools

When designing the LF 40L we wanted to prioritize quick access to your avy tools, but really quick access to your probe for snow epth checks. The avy tool access doubles as a pass through to the main compartment, and a waterproof divider keeps the main compartment snow free. The divider has a slot to sit flat against shovels with large necks. The pocket is made to accomodate shovels up to 11" on width.

Removable Frame
Frame distributes weight
Frame distributes weight

The aluminum frame runs the perimeter of the pack, dips behind your head, and down to the hip pads distributing the weight of the pack and providing rigidity for ski/snowboard carry. It weighs 80g and can be removed.

Back Panel Insert
Seat, splint, sled
Seat, splint, sled

Removable back panel insert weighs 110g and is made of a plastic layer and closed cell foam sewn together. It provides rigidity to the back panel and can be used to kneel or sit on, or for first aid applications like splinting or insulating an injured patient from the snow.

Integrated helmet carry

Back panel access

Secure ski carry attaches to frame

24.01.19

Malou Peterson

Japan

THOR RETZLAFF

PATAGONIA

23.09.24

24.01.19

Malou Peterson

Japan

THOR RETZLAFF

PATAGONIA

23.09.24

24.01.19

Malou Peterson

Japan

23.10.17

“The Raide LF 40L is very interesting-looking pack that’s built with high-end materials and lots of features and little details that seem well thought out.”

23.10.17

“A new brand called Raide just made one of the best backcountry ski packs ever.”

23.10.17

“For now, if I was buying a new do-it-all pack for this winter, this is the pack I would purchase.”

23.10.17

“I do my best to avoid certain overused, cliché words and phrases like “groundbreaking” when I’m writing reviews like this. But in the case of the Raide LF 40L, I think that term is justified.”

23.10.17

“The Raide LF 40L is very interesting-looking pack that’s built with high-end materials and lots of features and little details that seem well thought out.”

23.10.17

“A new brand called Raide just made one of the best backcountry ski packs ever.”

23.10.17

“For now, if I was buying a new do-it-all pack for this winter, this is the pack I would purchase.”

23.10.17

“I do my best to avoid certain overused, cliché words and phrases like “groundbreaking” when I’m writing reviews like this. But in the case of the Raide LF 40L, I think that term is justified.”

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

We research and develop for steep terrain. We believe that the best gear isn’t dependant on any one variable, like being the lightest, but a combination of style, weight, durability, and functionality to address a certain need.

Customer Reviews

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Lightweight and well put together

This is a well-designed pack that's both extremely lightweight and comfortable to use. I access the camera cube inside through the rear opening, which houses my mirrorless camera. Unlike many photographic backpacks that prioritize the camera at the expense of comfort during activities, this pack strikes the perfect balance between the two. The fabric is extremely sturdy and bombproof, making it the ideal pack for any outdoor activity throughout the year.

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Thomas L.
Great backpack

Everything is better thought through than with any backpack I've ever used for ski mountaineering. It wears perfectly on the body, is extemely light and can be easily compressed to the volume required for the day.
Points to improve would be the small clips and the fiddly storage of the ski carry system. In cold temperatures with clumsy fingers it is kind of hard to store it back in before the descent. Maybe the solution would be to slightly increase the dimensions of pocket and clip

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Sarah D.
The best designed pack I’ve ever owned

As a mountaineer and skier, I have struggled to find a pack that actually is functional on big days out, whether skinning or on long multi-day snow slogs. This pack is a dream come true, and every time I take it out, I find new features about it that I love and can’t live without, like the "garage" or fully unzippable back. The best money you will ever spend if you're recreating on snow on a frequent basis, hands down.

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Dan S.

LF 40L

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Graham
Raide LF40

I now have a handful of days using my Raide pack and it has surpassed exceptions every time. I have used it for slack country day tours with minimal gear and it cinches down so that you hardly notice it is there, and for bigger days and glacier travel it fits everything easily while remaining stable. The ski carry is one of the best I have used and worked perfectly on long steep bootpacks with 120mm skis.

Cannot recommend highly enough.