"the ONLY bag you need"
- Name: 2010 Dakine Heli Pro DLX 20L
- Pros: well thought out design, everything is useful, sweet colorways, lots of features
- Cons: not big enough for anything over a day trip,
I got this pack and had to sit down for about an hour playing with everything on the bag to really figure out all the features it had. After seeing everything it had, I started to fit all of my gear into it, and everything fits in its own place perfectly. The front pocket fits my Black Diamond Deploy 7 shovel perfectly. I can put an ice axe in the side holster and grab it easily, but trekking poles can go into that holster just as easily. Goggles fit in the goggle pocket. Probe and snowshoes go in the main pocket, along with some layers and a little bit of food. Water fits in the bladder pocket, beer fits in the retractable beer holster. This backpack just works and fits everything you need for a day. For backcountry multi-day trips, I bring this bag along with my big bag. On the days we go out just to ride, I bring this along. Sometimes I rock it in the resort, but I compress it a lot so its a skinny pack. The compression straps on this are awesome, they give you a lot of load carrying flexibility. All in all, an awesome bag.