FS500 Reverse Skiing Backpack - Black

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Key feature
Option to carry skis, snowboard and even two pairs of junior skis, keeping hands free so you can get to the ski lifts without trouble.
Users reviews
4.25 / 5 155 ratings

4 colors

User benefits

Carry a snowboard on the front or adult and junior skis on the side.
Across-body and chest straps ensure it stays in place on the back.
Easy dressing
Exclusive REVERSE design that allows the bag to swivel quickly to the front.
Multiple compartments
A pocket for goggles at the front with soft fabric to protect the screen.
Ease of use
A mechanical buckle lets you manipulate the Reverse system easily.
23 litres divided across 4 outer pockets, to carry all belongings
Canvas bag base: place your bag on the snow, your belongings stay dry.
Carrying comfort
Ergonomic straps: to ensure your comfort even when the bag is full

Technical information

23 litres
2 pairs skis+ snowboard
Chest + stomach
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Main lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Designed to :
skiers or snowboarders looking for a backpack when carrying out activities with features suited to ski and snowboard requirements
2 years


Storage instructions
Store in a dry place

Features of the product

Carrying skis/snowboards
The carrying straps let you carry a pair of skis (up to 140 mm to the tail), or a snowboard. These are adjustable, and also enable you to carry junior skis in addition to a snowboard or a pair of adult skis. With sturdier, easier to use metal buckles.
Ergonomic straps:
When the bag is loaded up with skis or a snowboard on the back, straps designed in 3 mm EVA + 8 mm PU provide maximum comfort. Essential for a long day skiing on the slopes.
Easy adjustment
Two adjustable straps: one across-body and one chest strap so backpack adapts to the skier or snowboarder's body shape. The ski support straps are adjustable so that they can be adjusted to the size and width of the skis. Suitable for both children and adults.
Ski backpack with numerous large pockets as well as plenty of inside compartments. Pack dimensions: (29 cm width x 52 cm height x 18 cm depth)/Dimensions of second pocket (back) identical x 5 cm wide and a volume of 7 Litres/Main pocket: W 11 cm and 13 L/Padded goggle pocket: (W 21 cm x H 13 cm x D 4 cm), 1.5 L volume/Organiser pocket: (22 cm wide x 23 cm high x 5 cm thick)
The pockets enable you to carry everything you need for your day of skiing/snowboarding. For example= Main pocket: - Second layer - Picnic /family snack -1-litre bottle of water Goggle pocket: - Fog mask- - Sunglasses Front pocket: - Map of slopes - Wallet - Car keys -Lip balm, sun-cream
Mask pocket
A foam mask pocket at the front to keep a spare mask, a pair of glasses. Soft fabric to protect screens (mask, telephone, sunglasses).
Reverse System - instructions
Unclip the buckle. ROTATING BAG : Flatten your right arm against the body, and using the left hand, pull the backpack by the right strap to turn the backpack round to face you. Attach the buckle to the female buckle at the bottom of the bag to secure it. The buckle is secured by a detachable system. OPENING: Thanks to its practical opening, you can easily access all your belongings, even when they are at the bottom of your bag!
‘Stiff’ back part with 3 mm PE foam for added user comfort and to ensure the backpack stays in place when carrying skis or a snowboard.
Bottom of bag
Made from 600 D polyester coated with polyurethane to prevent wear and tear on the bottom of the bag, additionally covered in canvas to protect your items when the bag is placed on the snow.
Compression straps
Compression straps optimise the bag size depending on its content, these same straps are used to hold skis sideways
Carry handle
Easy to carry ski backpack for carrying or storing items.

Users reviews

4.25 / 5 155 ratings
136 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

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  • Man
    50-59 years old
    13 February 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    500 Reverse 1 backpack

    Going skiing at beginning of March and needed a new pack. After bad experiences on chair lifts previously the concept of this pack appeals. I have tried it on with the ski gear and it works well in the warmth of home. Easy to use and holds considerably more than I thought it would.

  • Man
    +60 years old
    30 January 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Flawed but still ok

    I have used this pack for two weeks skiing. The shoulder strap clip to allow you to release a strap so you can swing the pack around to the front is worse than useless. You still have a strap over a shoulder AND more importantly it takes an age to locate the clips to rejoin them after getting off the lift. The straps to hold a set of skis or a board constantly come adrift and fly around - looks cool with the trailing straps but not useful - I have not tried to carry any skis on the pack as it you would be hopelessly unbalanced and it again would take a long time to fix them securely.; a board may be ok to carry but I would ensure it fits first The pack itself is really comfortable.and well made - useful pockets and reasonable zips. I will cut off the unnecessary straps and use it as a daily bag. Reasonable concept, the reverse feature, but does not work in practise.

  • Woman
    30-39 years old
    18 December 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Brilliant when skiing with small children

    This was brilliant, I was able to get my twins to ski school via a bus journey and short walk on my own. Their skis attached either side of the back pack, all 3 helmets attached to the strap, my poles attached to the bag, lunch inside, goggles, spare layers and sun creams too. Then when I had dropped them off at ski school their snow boots fitted inside the big compartment (used our suitcase luggage straps to carry their ski boots to the slopes hanging across my body under the back pack.) Incredibly comfy bag, easy to swing round for when on chair lifts or when you want to get something out of it. used loads since too for days out, hanging coats of the snowboard strap and even drying my socks out on that bit after i fell in the stream whilst walking in the summer. Only thing when using in the summer is the lack of padding on the waist straps means it digs in, however with ski stuff/coats on in the winter this was not a problem.