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    Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 6:05am
Hey Guys I'm looking to get a new hydro backpack for the slopes and i was thinking of getting either the:

Dakine Team Heli Pro Backpack (Sean Petit Edition) or
Dakine Heli Pack 11L

Anyone had personal experience with either pack? If so some info like would be great. Im not interested in what the product descriptions say just in personal experience i.e. how water proof is it, was it a good fit and comfortable, how did you find in on the chairlifts etc.

I should mention I'm open to any other options, so any other recommendations would be great.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 6:10am
I had a Heli pro for a while. Had a great design. I only sold it because I got a white one (dipshit) and it got dirty easily. It was extremely comfortable tho my only thing was the excess buckle straps were a bit long and dangly. I ended up getting some velcro strips, and folding the straps up and securing them with the velcro so they weren't hanging down everywhere.

If you had any specific info you were wondering I could tell you but that was just a general view of my opinion.
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I own a Dakine heli pro 20L from what i can tell you..one of the best backpacks I have used so far, in material wise the stitching is good, bag is durable and built tough..on powder days when it get's foggy and snowy i take it on trips where it will take me a while to grab things from the car or locker..so i usually packed a lot inside the bag extra jackets,bottled water,warmers and food.It has a lot of space to store things,I like the fact that the bag can hold a optional hydration bladder up to 2 liters,the shoulder straps and backside is welled padded with foam so no pressure sores,can either carry your board vertical or sideways on it..the only drawback about the bag, the interior inside is white so it easily gets dirty don't know if that varies on color choice.Never had any problems in rough weather conditions, whatever you throw inside it will stay dry,i think there is also a waterproof coating sprayed inside the bag too..so it keeps snow and rain out solid.Thing is the bag won't bulk up bad if you keep storage to a minimum so chairlift rides is not a problem just don't wear it on your back..from the post above all the dangling straps unused can be fitted away in small padding slits and zipper pockets.I would definitely stick with the heli pro petit model it's bound to come with more features and being versatile all around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 3:06pm
Thanks for the response Furb. Just got a few questions for you...
How did you find it on the lifts... Was it too bulky?
What hydro pack did you use with it? (if you used one)
How did it hold up when you KO'd? Did you stuff stay dry?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 3:18pm
I actually just ordered a heli pro. I've read great reviews and im pretty sure it's gonna be awesome
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by nakor84

Thanks for the response Furb. Just got a few questions for you...
How did you find it on the lifts... Was it too bulky?
What hydro pack did you use with it? (if you used one)
How did it hold up when you KO'd? Did you stuff stay dry?


Not bulky at all and it was alot easier to ride with than the Burton pack I have now. I didn't use a water pack. And it kept everything dry yes, especially the water proof zipper pocket its got.

I'm almost positive you will like it. And you will too dude ^
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 8:13pm
Thanks for your input guys
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2012 at 8:18pm
Don't ride with a back pack.  it hinders style.  
My internet driving abilities are > YORE internet driving abilities.
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