DaKine Heli Pack

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This is a small pack but it's great. It's extremely…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Top loading ruck
Size: Small
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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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.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

The original low-profile winter pack. Updated design with an insulated Hydro-Sleeve makes a classic pack even better. Fleece lined goggle pocket Retractable cable ski carry Insulated hydro sleeve Vertical board carry Adjustable padded waist belt Dakine Heli Pack Specs: Volume: 660 cu.in. (11L) Size: 20 x 10 x 3" Weight: 1.9lbs. Dakine Heli Pack Materials: 600D Polyester

- Teton Village Sports refers to the men's version

The DAKINE Heli Pack is now DAKINE's most streamlined touring pack. It's just the right size for the essentials. With its thin profile and close fit, the Heli is as awesome for chair riding as it is for ridge hiking. It's great for heli runs, should you be so lucky. Backcountry detailing includes diagonal ski carry, vertical snowboard carry, a quick-access shovel blade pocket, and zippered tool pocket. The shovel pocket now has a small bottom cutout to prevent snow and water build-up. There's just enough room to stash your skins, probe, and some snacky treats inside. The Heli Pack is also hydration compatible. If you're a minimalist whose backcountry routine is super dialed, the Heli is a great pack for local day-touring.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

The DAKINE Heli 11L snow pack sports a light and streamlined design that helps get you and your gear into off-piste bliss. Snug-fitting design hugs the load close to your body for better balance on uneven terrain and low-profile ease on chairlifts; compression straps further streamline the pack. Carry your snowboard in a stable and secure vertical configuration, or strap on alpine or backcountry skis diagonally. Anatomically shaped shoulder straps and padded hipbelt help ensure all-day carrying comfort; sternum strap buckle doubles as a rescue whistle. Insulated sleeve with tube exit port carries a water reservoir (sold separately) for easy hydration on the go. Zippered organizer pocket; fleece-lined goggles pocket. The DAKINE Heli 11L snow pack is made of 600-denier polyester fabric for light weight, durability and water resistance.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Heli Pack from Dakine is the epitome of a low-profile pack. Weighing in at 2lbs, the Heli Pack has plenty of space for your daily gear, but doesn't weigh you down. A vertical snowboard carry takes care of your ride, while the insulated hydro sleeve keeps your liquids on hand. PRODUCT FEATURES: Vertical snowboard carry Retractable cable ski carry Insulated hydro sleeve Fleece lined goggle pocket Padded waist belt External Shovel Carry Integrated rescue whistle / sternum strap Volume: 660 cu. in. [ 11L ] Size: 20 x 10 x 3" [ 50 x 25 x 8cm ] Weight: 2lbs

- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version