The Sith 50 is an awesome Alpine-Style pack for patrollers who need a lot of room, or for the serious Technical Rescue Specialist. The internal frame incorporates- a polyethylene frame sheet along with 2 aluminum stays giving you superb stability. The coated 450D Rip Stop nylon is very tough and water resistant, yet provides a lightweight package. Traverse Rescue also recognizes the needs of Snowboard Patrollers, and have incorporated into the Sith, special straps tucked behind the Shovel-Pouch. The Sith is now fully capable of securely hauling your snowboard just as easily as skis or snowshoes. The Sith comes standard with a hydration system pocket and shoulder harness keeper, lash straps on the top of the lid and 2 Ice-Axe loops.