The Rapid Racing is purpose-built for ski mountaineering competitions where every gram counts. The design comes from the world’s top ski racers to get the best combination of features, fit, weight and function. Two X-Press ski carrying systems (the Tubular Rewind system for classic races and the Hook Rewind system for sprint races) allow the pack to be optimized for different race formats. Both systems allow racers to attach and remove skis without removing the pack. The Velcro pocket near the right hip has been updated with an elastic strap and wider Velcro for a more secure closure. This pocket allows for fast access to crampons and other essentials without taking off the pack and can be zipped open from the inside to connect to the main compartment. The Rapid Racing also features the exclusive EZ OP buckles on the chest strap and waist belt which use a one-handed pull tab for rapid opening and closing while wearing gloves.