New for 2006, the frameless GoLite Rodeo at 1500 cubic inches (23 liters) is labeled as a winter sports pack. It has a snowboard sleeve and MP3 player holder, which makes it rock for snowboarders, but it’s versatile enough for a lot of other uses. How does the Rodeo rate as a general snow sports pack, or year-around pack?
Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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