The great thing about the heli pro is its versitility. I can have a cammel back pouch in it and run the line right along the arm hole. I can chose to A-frame my skis or attatch them diagonaly across the pack. It has 2 quick release holders on each side for shovel handels and ice axe's and the shovel blade fits neatly into the front pocket. The material is strong and has yet to rip. None of the seams have split and the pack on a whole remains like new.
Some of the best design features are as follows
- the X-carry feature allows the user to chose between diagonal carry or you can A-frame your skis using the two side vertical snowboard straps.
-the cammel back pocket and clips along the left arm allow for easy acess to a quick sip of water while on the go
-the shovel pocket allows for a snug fit and keeps the blade from moving around
-the 2 quick grip's on each side of the pack allow for you to get to your shovel handel or ice axe rapidly
For the 100 dollars I spent it was well worth my hard earned cash.