• Dakine Heli-Pack 2006

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

        Overall

        Dakine makes excellent backpacks, no question. So far, this pack has been great for me, and I have no doubts I'll continue to use it for years.

        Performance

        This thing holds up great. Whether for school books or a day in the backcountry, this pack rules. It's got a great ski-carry system, and the snowboard hold straps are great for shovels and other gear. The insulated sleeve can keep your hydration-thingy from freezing over. However, I have one small issue - it's utility loop at the bottom (not pictured) is a little small for fitting your pow skis through at once, so you kinda have to slide one tip in at a time. You might be out of luck if you use anything wider than Maden's. Other than that, it fits great on me, very comfy, even with skis strapped on.

        Design

        This pack is great. For a start, it holds 660 cu.in, which is pretty good for a day pack. It has one main pocket, which is about 20x10x3" (or 50x25x8cm for you metric freaks), and two other side pockets, one on top and one thats detached from the main pack (light grey in picture). All these are zippered. Its very light itself, about only 2 lbs.

        As for asthetics, I think it looks sick, better than the Heli Pro. Everything so far has held up, and it all feels really strong and durable, even after some use.

        Value

        This usually retails for around $60, but look online and in the forums, you can usually find them for $40 or so. Its a pretty good value in my opinion. This pack is both my school bag and my ski pack, so if you need a new backpack, go get this one. If you avoid carrying textbooks, get this over the Heli-Pro and save yourself some cash.

        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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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Heli-Pack
    • 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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