Patrol Pack

Initially designed for Ski Patrollers the Patrol is possibly the most versatile large daypack we make.

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NZD $449.00



Although, as the name suggests, initially designed specifically for ski patrollers, the Patrol is also the most versatile large day pack we make.

It seemed unfair to limit this pack to purely professional ski field users considering that happily, through some sublime alignment of the comfort/capacity/common-sense parameters, the Patrol has found an appreciative audience amongst – well – just about anyone wanting a good all around pack.

Hunters, photographers, climbers, skiers day-tripping off piste and lightweight trampers all seem to find the Patrol pack fits the bill. A contender for the most versatile pack we make?

  • Cushy padded C-Lam harness and waist belt for all day comfort

  • Front shovel pocket, for fast access to your shovel when you really need it. In summer it’s a great place for your jacket and scroggin

  • Ice axe loops (of course)

  • Side pockets for shovel handles, water bottles and internal pockets for a hydration bladder or avalanche probes

  • Ski tail straps on the lower sides, with a side release buckle on the upper compression strap for easy ski carrying

  • Compatible with our DB Boardstraps (sold separately) for carrying your snowboard

  • Boxy base shape to fit the unusual loads that ski patrollers often carry



 The Patrol Pack comes with our 5 Year, No Worries, Pack Guarantee. Read more about it here.


  • Colour: Black

  • Volume: 45 litres

  • Weight: 1390 grams


  • Our pack fabrics have an internal water proof coating and an external DWR coating. For increased longevity of these coatings we do not recommend machine washing

  • Brush dirt from the product while still dry

  • Hand wash in cold or warm water using mild detergent or pure soap - preferably one that's nice to the earth

  • Close zips while washing (they'll last longer), you can also silicone spray or lightly wax zips periodically to increase their lifespan

  • Drip dry without creases

  • OK, so somehow your Patrol pack fell off the rocks at the top of the field and made it most of the way to the bottom? Get someone to drop it back to Cactus HQ and for a small fee we’ll make it fully functional again

  • If you are still not sure, give us a call or flick us an email


Life long packReview by Steven
I got my patrol pack 12 years ago. In that time it has done 8 years worth of back to back winters patrolling and skiing 300+ days a year. I worn out the straps Cactus replaced them otherwise that all that’s been fixed. This pack is still going strong still being used and abused. Love it the only single day ski pack you will EVER need. Thanks (Posted on 27/08/18)
Very practical and hard wearing packReview by tussock
Myself and the Treble Cone Ski Patrol have been using the patrol pack for the past four seasons. I've found it be a very practical and hard wearing pack. Our original Cactus Patrol Packs are still going strong and it is still patrols first choice of pack. The pack is big enough for a large control day but also packs down small when you are lucky enough to be skiing with minimal gear. The shovel sleeve works well and is very secure. The two internal sleeves are excellent for storing your probe and shovel handle whilst still allowing fast access to them when needed. Ski attachment is quick and simple meaning that you tend to use this feature more. I close my pack by stuffing the lid inside and pulling the draw string closed. Well it's quick. The shovel sleeve allows me tuck the lid straps away meaning that I never have to worry about them getting caught in the chair as I get off. Bad look. The amount I save in beer fines alone makes this pack a winner. All in all if you're thinking about a patrol pack for work or a touring pack for play I can't see how you could go wrong by purchasing a Patrol Pack for the job.

Davie Robinson
Snow Safety Officer
Treble Cone Patrol
p.s. No, I didn't get anything for writing this. (Posted on 20/10/14)
A most triumphant example of back haulage equipment.Review by whettern
Splendid. A most triumphant example of back haulage equipment. I convinced the boss to prize open the coffers and buy me a decent back pack for geological exploration. The Patrol is perfect for all all safety equipment and gear for day excursions with practical tie down points for additional equipment on the sides, In our case Ropes, 1m alloy sample tubes and as you would expect - Rock samples. All of which is not for the light hearted. The pack keeps its rigidity very well under load compared to others on the market. On top of that we do a lot of bush bashing through tough scrub and rocks.. the patrol just cant get enough of it. I have tried unsuccessfully to wreck it over the last year, but I came off second best. Like a faithful labrador it sits at my heals gagging for the next mission. Its a journey of companionship. I better go before I get too emotional..Patrol forever, forever patrol.. (4 out of 5 stars as there is no beer fridge) (Posted on 20/10/14)

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