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The Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS nearly won our top pick for multi-day and hut-to-hut adventures, but, in the end, the Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce won that award. It was easier to pack and didn't have the annoying feature of the Tour where the Velcro holding the airbag would fail and it would open up and the bag would start to fall out. The Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS remains an excellent option for longer tours because it's super comfortable, still nearly half a pound lighter than the Saga 40, and offers more features - some of which that will strongly appeal to certain people. The Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 has more substantial suspension and a lot more features than the Mammut Light Protection, but weighs slightly more. Compared to the rest of the field, we think the Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS is a well designed and highly featured pack that excels at all-day, hut-to-hut and multi-day ski and splitboard touring. It has 32 base liters, which can be increased by 7 liters by unzipping it, similar to many suitcases. Hence the name "32 + 7". The Tour 32 + 7 has a ton of features and has one of the most supportive frames of the airbag packs we tested. In addition, it has a sturdy waist belt that is more likely to be found on light backpacking packs rather than airbag packs. The MASS (Modular Airbag Safety System) unit is easily transferred between Ortovox's different airbag packs and allows you to buy just one MASS unit that can be used in several different packs. While a few may find the Tour 32 + 7 to be too compartmentalized, most will find it to be a well-designed and easy-to-use pack. With all its features and stout frame, the Tour 32 + 7 is a little on the heavy side but not by much.