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Dakine Backpacks & Bags Heli Pack 12L Backpack Black 10001470BLACK81MOS. Designed as a compact technical snow pack with an diagonal ski and vertical snowboard carry system external shovel carry and waist and sternum straps to offset the load. Interior pack features include a hydration/laptop sleeve and a fleece-lined pocket for goggles or sunglasses plus DK spine protector compatibility. The Heli Pack 12L is your go-to light and ready pack for year-round outdoor adventure from snowy trails to dirt trails and beyond.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
While there's a time and place for big bulky packs, it's nice to have something small to carry all of the essentials without throwing your balance off while you ride. The Dakine Heli 12L Backpack is the perfect low-profile pack for resort riding, cat skiing, and heli trips.Its streamlined design features an external shovel sleeve, and its main compartment is fitted with dividers for both a probe and shovel handle. An insulated sleeve will carry a hydration bladder while saving enough space for an extra layer and beanie. A fleece-lined goggle pocket keeps an extra pair of lenses on deck for when the light changes on you. And when it's time to hoof it back up the mountain, the Heli 12L will carry skis diagonally and a snowboard vertically so your hands can stay free for more important activities.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
evo.com | DaKine Ski Snowboard Backpacks > The light weight Dakine Heli 12L Backpack has the space and carrying capacity ideal for heli missions or resort sessions where minimalism is key. Carry your skis or board on a short boot pack to the top of a couloir with it's full strap system, or leverage the dialed gear pockets and hydration compatible design when you don't feel like stopping into the lodge. Keep it simple with the Dakine Heli 12L Backpack. Fleece Lined Goggle Pocket Diagonal Ski Carry 20 x 12 x 4" 600D Polyester Black, Dark Navy, Stratus 600D Poly Dobby Ripstop / 600D Polyester Copper | DaKine Heli 12L Backpack 2020
- evo refers to the men's version
Features of the Dakine Heli Pack 12L Vertical SnowBoard carry Diagonal ski carry DK Impact spine protector compatible Fleece lined goggle pocket Hydration, laptop sleeve Fits most 15in. laptops External shovel carry 25mm Web belt with hip wings Rescue whistle on sternum strap
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Sturdy enough to carry skis or a snowboard, this small, low-profile pack is also great for light day trips. Toss in a compressible warm layer, water and snacks, and you're good to go.
- REI refers to the men's version