• Dakine Heli Pro 2006

      • Review by toominator on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        If you hike any distance while skiing, buy one!

        Performance

        Solid pack, pretty light but durable. Hardly notice it when sking but it does affect your balance when in the air. Also good as a daypack for uni.

        Design

        Well designed pack, the straps are comfortable and well padded, the waist harness is reasonab;y wide and also padded. Heeps of adjustment straps all over the pack, these can be a little anoying as they're quite long but they make the pack able to be fitted exactly how you like. The hydration sleve is really handy, lets you tuck away the tube and keep it from freezing, though I kept it open most of the time anyway. The ski attachment system is solid, just slide your tips through the loop at the bottom and then clip another strap around the top and you're good to go. I have PEs and they were no problem to fit through the bottom loop, you might want to check that your skis fit first if you ski fat twins. If you also snowboard you get a pack good for both sports and I guess you could also chuck a skateboard on the back if you wanted. The pack also comes in two sizes, you want to check that you have free movement of your arms, I'm 176cm and thought that the large pack would be better but as im not very broad the smaller size fitted better.

        Value

        Pretty good value for money, looks solid as - after 17 days skiing with hikes and general abuse from using it as a day pack there is no sigh on any wear. Cost me $120 NZD but I consider it good value given its performance.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Slim
          Bulky
        • Volume
          Tiny
          Huge
        • Features
          Minimal
          Tons
        • Usage
          Resort
          Backcountry
        • Compartments
          One
          Many
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    • Name:
    • Heli Pro
    • Manufacturer:
    • Dakine
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Slim
      Bulky
    • Volume
    • Tiny
      Huge
    • Features
    • Minimal
      Tons
    • Usage
    • Resort
      Backcountry
    • Compartments
    • One
      Many
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