Howdy, Aiming to do an over nighter snow camping later this season. Have been acquiring gear over the last 12 months (already have decent kit for day trips). Am a little unsure on the backpack situation. I already have a good 30L pack with all the features I need for day trips (Jones Higher 30L). Obviously need a bigger pack for camping. So I have a few ideas either I: 1) buy a decent quality hiking pack around 60L (not specialised for alpine/skiing) and strap my empty (except for avi gear) daypack to the outside for trip to camp and tow snowboard behind me on a rope. Then leave mainpack at camp and go out in the days with smaller pack. 2) buy an alpine specific skiing backpack to carry everything in and once camp is set, empty contents at camp and ride with the bigger pack cinched down. - presumably this will be a more expensive pack. Other things to consider, I am a snowboarder currently on snowshoes, so with the first option would need to strap shoes to day pack and day pack to bigger pack (doesn't seem ideal.) Ultimately want to get a splitboard which will ease that burden, but not for this year. A Pro of getting a 60L alpine/ski pack would be that it could carry regular/splitboard if required. (walking up to Stirling for example.) Have attached links of a couple of bags I've looked at for option 1. http://www.kathmandu.com.au/incite-gridtech-xt-pack-graphite-orange.html Has more 'features' and seemed more weatherproof but felt a bit less comfortable to wear. straps thinner, less padding etc. http://www.mountaindesigns.com/store/products/160474/mam-heron-light-r-sack-60-15l Has less features, and possibly less weather/damage resistant but seems more comfortable to wear, thick and comfy padding on straps, hip belt etc. Am curious what people have done/what works for them and any advice they may be able to give to me for my situation. Hope that makes sense, a bit longwinded I know, Thanks!