A few days ago I received a Mystery Ranch Broomstick to play with. I’d briefly alluded to it in my Mystery Ranch write up a couple months ago. But didn’t get more than about 30 seconds with it at the time.
So, for everyone dreaming of what gear they want for Christmas, here is a tease.
Another great use for this pack would be on hut trips when you don’t want to carry and extra pack in, or ski with your large pack out of the hut. Ball the Broomstick up in the bottom of your pack for lightweight yo-yoing.
This pack will be for very specific tastes. If you desire a great minimalist pack to carry avie gear and not much else. And it’s quite a step up from using cord to tie a shovel to your back. Look for a more in-depth review later this winter.
Happy shopping, and pray for snow.
(Guest blogger profile: Dave Downing and his wife Jessica live in Carbondale, Colorado, where Dave is a freelance designer and owner of Ovid Nine Graphics Lab. Dave continues to advance his ski career with the occasional guest blog here at Wildsnow.colm.)