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.
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.
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
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