DaKine Heli Pack
Design: Top loading ruck
Number of Pockets: 3 total
Price Paid: Can't remember
This is a small pack but it's great. It's extremely comfortable and has a very slim design. I use it for skiing mainly and I love the fact that the pack isn't wide at all. It doesn't impede my turns or get in the way at all on the ski lifts. I hate packs that make you feel like you're gonna fall off lift.
There is one large pocket with a mesh insert against the back. There is a small pocket on the outside top which is great for cellphone, spare change, etc. And there is a outer pocket perfect for gloves, hat, etc. Also, this pack accommodates ski boards with the outside strap system. Multiple attachments, cinches, and loops are great for attaching ski poles, etc.
This pack is a skier's dream but don't think you're gonna put much in the back since it really doesn't hold much. It's slim design will limit what you bring to the slopes and let you ski free. Enjoy.
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Dakine's Heli Pack is a low profile winter backpack with a vertical snowboard carry and an insulated hydro sleeve.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
With snowboard and ski carry straps and plenty of room for essentials, the DAKINE Heli 11L snow pack for women is designed to get you and your gear on the hill comfortably and efficiently. Straps let you carry your snowboard vertically in a stable, secure manner on the trek to the top. Retractable cable carrying straps hold alpine or backcountry skis. Insulated compartment for hydration reservoir (not included) and insulated shoulder pads prevent a frozen tube, ensuring convenient and reliable hydration. 2 externally-accessible zippered pockets secure gear you want to keep close at hand; includes a fleece-lined goggles pocket to protect your optics. The women's DAKINE Heli 11L snow pack features a contoured harness designed for women and a padded hipbelt for carrying comfort. Sternum strap buckle doubles as a rescue whistle; padded waistbelt. Closeout.
- REI refers to the women's version
With just enough room for a compressible warm layer and some extra calories, the DAKINE Heli Winter Backpack is an essentials-only bag that's ready to tote your minimalist kit. Because it's designed to carry either skis or a snowboard, you can choose your preferred method of descent depending on the day and snow conditions.
A classic backpack is updated to bring you perfection in the snow savvy Dakine Heli Pack 11L. The day pack is small enough not to be a burden yet big enough to allow you everything you will need on your next shredder mission. While others are hopelessly looking for whatever they left at home, you'll be at the chairlift getting ready to tackle the slopes! PRODUCT FEATURES: Vertical snowboard carry Retractable cable ski carry Insulated hydro sleeve Fleece lined goggle pocket Padded waist belt Volume: 660 cu. in. [11L] Size: 20"x10"x3" [50x25x8cm] Weight: 2lbs [.9kg] Materials: 600D Polyester
- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the women's version