The CAMP M5 is a profiled backcountry pack with all the fixings for intensive alpinism and mountaineering. A large stretch pocket on the front allows fast access to your shovel and probe in theevent of an emergency. The rest of the gear is accessible either through the lid or the Backdoor opening allowing easy access to top and bottom loaded gear. The ski, axe and pole carrying systems are low profile so they do not get hung up while climbing and an external helmet carrying system keeps this bulky piece of gear from taking up space in the pack. Constructed from tough ripstop nylon that is coated to help with protection from the elements.