Alpine Luddites

Avalanche Gear Pocket

This pocket is designed to fit all of the Alpine Luddites Climbing packs ordered with compression straps: White Light/White Heat, New Day Rising and all Alpine Machine packs. It may fit other brands as well but no guarantees. I'm happy to build one to fit packs already purchased, just contact me first.



as of January 2020 there is a new version available that uses the daisy chains to attach, not the compression straps. works great if you don't need to carry gear under the pocket: show shoes, splitboard, sleds, howitzer..


Designed around the best-constructed shovel on the market, the G3 Avitech. This will flip open to allow access to your ice axe, crampons, and diagonal skis. I decided to use Laminated Xpack Cordura fabric and water-resistant YKK zippers for this bag, so when your stuffing it with wet gear or your down jacket after a break, water can't get in or out.



  • Bomber Xpack VX51 Cordura fabric. Waterproof to 200psi
  • #10 YKK water-resistant zipper
  • ITW buckles
  • Weight 8 ounces
  • 19"x2.25"x10"

Mounting instructions