Totem Telemark Shed Backpack

Posted on December 14, 2006 Under Design

I realize the vast majority of you don’t ski or snowboard in the backcountry– some of you may not even know what the term ‘backcountry’ means. And most of you who do ride probably do so in a more controlled and confined ski resort setting. Don’t get me wrong, I get down with both scenarios, and immensely enjoy each. Our ski-bum buddies at Totem Telemark are hard-core backcountry skiers; they eat, sleep, breathe, and drink off-piste skiing, traveling the world in search of the perfect snow, the perfect turn, and the perfect excuse for skipping out on conventional lives. Their gear embodies three priorities, in order: function, sustainability, and then style. Their jackets are made of top-of-the-line Schoeller softshell that’s Bluesign approved– this means that it uses significantly less chemicals than other technical fabrics, while maintaining it’s performance in harsh weather conditions. The Shed Backpack is a perfect, minimalist option for the backcountry– it’s made of organic hemp canvas, has shovel and probe pockets, and employs ‘cutting board’ technology (which is a 100% recycled milk jug plastic insert that provides support, and can be removed for use as an emergency emergency snow shovel, splint, sled, or cutting board). It even has a Schoeller-insulated hydration hose sleeve so that your liquids don’t freeze up on those harshly cold days. How about them apples?