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LiteratureDakine's bags, relative to many of the other manufacturers out there, are pretty crap. Sure they've got patterned fabric and look slick, but I've never seen one hold up nearly as long as, say, an Osprey. And I used a Poacher for three years.
What are you looking to use your pack for? I ask because short days of yoyo resort laps don't place many demands on a pack, but touring all day and carrying your skis frequently does.
frank9190It will be for the 1 day touring trip. The last 2 years I was using an old helipro from like 10 years ago probably around 25L. I was able to fit the essentiel, but since we are getting more and more involve in touring every year, it’s time to retire that bag and get a bigger one. I was looking at Dakine, because I never had problem with my old bag, but the osprey kamber seem to have the same functionality. If you tell me osprey have better quality, for sure I will check those.