Ski and snowboard packs are streamlined, so they do not throw you off balance or slow you down on the mountain. They often have specialized storage for helmets, ice axes and other safety items, as well as space for snacks and other essentials. Some packs have aluminum frames to support heavy equipment. Packs with Avalung technology even extend your breathing time under the snow with advanced tubing that vastly improves safety in the event of an avalanche. Ski and snowboard packs come in multitudinous color options, such as red, blue, black, yellow, grey and plaid. Unparalleled brands include Volcom, ABS, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Arcteryx, Backcountry Access, Osprey, Armada, Black Diamond, Dakine, Mountain Hardwear, Deuter and Jones Snowboards.