Backpack Sizing Guidelines
Jones backcountry packs are available in multiple volume sizes - 19L, 25L, 32L, 35L and 45L. Read on for info on how to choose a pack volume that best fits your riding demands.
Jones packs are designed to fit any size rider with a 16-20 in (40-52 cm) torso length and a 26-40 in (66-100 cm) waist width. Unless you have a notably short or long torso, all Jones packs can be sized to fit you by adjusting the shoulder and waist straps. For best fit, shoulder straps should be adjusted so the hip belt lines up evenly with your hip bones.
Measure your torso length from your C7 vertebra to the top of your hip shelf using a flexible tape measure.
NOTE: Taller people usually have longer torsos BUT, just like foot size, torso size is not always relative to height. Some short people have long torsos.
New for 2019 we are proud to debut the DSCNT Pack Series. The DSCNT packs were designed for riding dynamic technical terrain. They include all the features you need for efficient backcountry travel contained in a modern shape that disperses weight evenly over your entire torso to keep your center of gravity tight.
The 19L pack is the perfect size for sidecountry hits and quick backcountry tours. It will fit everything you need for a backcountry tour - avy tools, water, snacks and a layer - but you won’t have much room to spare. The 19L is a great pack size for use as an inbounds resort pack. It’s streamlined profile keeps the pack tight to your body as you crush laps and jump back on the chairlift. When it comes time to bootpack, rugged side and vertical board carry straps lock the board to your back and a stow-able helmet holder keeps you helmet secure.
The 24L pack is the perfect mid-size pack for backcountry day tours. It offers enough volume to hold everything you need for a basic splitboard tour. The main pocket, google pocket and dual hip pockets give you multiple options for organizing your gear and a dedicated avy tools pocket keeps your safety system easily accessible. When it comes time to bootpack, side and vertical board carry straps plus side ski-carry straps lock the board to your back and a stow-able helmet holder keeps you helmet secure.
The 32L is the perfect pack for big objectives when you gotta bring the full kit. It’s bigger in the right spots as a separate avy tool pocket, dual hip pockets and a back panel zipper to the main compartment provide ample storage and easy access to your gear. Despite the larger volume, the 32L pack is efficiently designed and the thermo-molded back panel and shoulder straps provide a comfortable, ergonomic fit. When it comes time to bootpack, side and vertical board carry straps plus side ski-carry straps lock the board to your back and a stow-able helmet holder keeps you helmet secure.
DSCNT 32L RAS (Removable Airbag System)
Jeremy Jones designed the 32L RAS to be his ultimate backcountry snowboarding pack. It has all the features of the 32L pack plus the pockets that hold the Mammut R.A.S. 3.0 removable airbag system. The R.A.S. system allows you to use the pack with or without the airbag installed and utilizes compressed air instead of nitrogen so you can deploy the bag before a plane trip and then easily refill the canister at your destination (North American Canister Only).
The Jones Minimalist pack is a featherweight, yet full featured backcountry snowboarding pack designed for long and/or technical tours. The simple top load design and tech fabrics save critical weight, but the dual top-lid pockets, hip pockets, axe loops and helmet holder still make it easy to organize gear.
The Minimalist 35L and 45L have all the same features. The main pocket on the 45L is just a touch bigger than the 35L. Both packs are plenty big to hold all the necessary gear for a technical day mission, but the 45L can better handle quick overnight missions or a short hut trip.