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Don't be spent before the descent.

  • Vertical snowboard carry
  • Diagonal ski carry
  • Fleece lined goggle pocket
  • Hydration compatible
  • Non-padded sleeve fits most 15" laptops
  • Organizer pocket
  • Padded waist belt
  • Integrated rescue whistle / sternum strap

  • Durable, lightweight 600D polyester and recycled PET withstand rugged wear and tear for long-term reliability and protection
  • Vertical snowboard and diagonal ski carriers let you attach board(s) on back for more stable, hands-free hiking
  • Padded, adjustable shoulder straps and waist-belt transfer load to your hips for comfortable carry; sternum strap helps to further secure and stabilize
  • Organizer and fleece-lined goggle pockets hold your gear where you want it
  • Hydration compatibility lets you carry your reservoir in convenient security
  • Laptop sleeve accommodates most 15-inch computers if you want to stay connected while on a mountaintop
  • Integrated rescue whistle at the sternum strap gives you a handy, built-in communication tool

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5 5

From school to the slopes.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had many different Dakine backpacks and will continue to buy Dakine because they make some of the greatest packbacks for what I need. The laptop sleeve is a must for school, with a pocket for the goggles just in case the wind picks up across campus, and a front pocket for pencil, calculator, and even some fruit snacks. When you head to the slopes, dump all that on the back seat and get ready for some good powder days. The padded straps really keep the backpack on and the hip strap is a must to make the pack feel like part of your body. I take mine everywhere and it stands up to the abuse. If this one ever wears out, I plan on getting the same pack.

It is right next to me here as I pretend to be doing homework. My daily school bag and weekend adventure pack.

From school to the slopes.
1 5

Limited Lifetime Warranty is a JOKE

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this backpack! I bought it thinking I would get lots of use out of it. Dakine even says there backpacks come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. I bought this backpack for Snowboarding and have used it for 3 mouths of each of the last 9 years. That adds up to 2.25 years of continuous use.

After contacting Warranty & Mandy McGowan (Customer Service Supervisor) they will not horror that warranty and replace the backpack.

Limited Lifetime Warranty is a JOKE
Responded on

I'm really sorry to hear that, but I gotta say I am thankful that Dakine doesn't "horror" warranties :-P better luck next time!

5 5

Everyday Pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this pack everyday between classes at university, camping in the Mid-West, to riding out in Colorado and Utah. This pack simply has performed extremely well for me with little complaints. Waterproof when needed in rain with my laptop in it, as well as protecting dry gloves/goggles/food on the mountain.

My only con: the Waist buckles to trap over while riding, one snapped getting snagged on furniture or caught on something and one half of the buckle is broke. Probably a simple fix, and not to worried about it!

Dakine will always be my go to for anything luggage related.

5 5

Money Bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got this a month or so ago, so I haven't been able to go skiing with it but I can't wait to go touring this winter. I did strap my skis to it and it carried them well.

I've used it for everyday use, hikes, bike rides etc. so far. Sturdy materials and solid construction. Pretty sure it will serve me well for a long time to come. I wouldn't mind if it was just a little bit bigger, but it holds everything I absolutely NEED.

Going to Israel. Love the colors. Is it...

Going to Israel. Love the colors. Is it practical? I don't hike mountains, but want something durable and dependable.

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Hey Susan,
I'd advice against it. Mostly because this is a winter sport pack, the backpanel and shoulder straps are not breathable and you'll over heat. The pockets also are fairly sport specific. The summer line up of Dakine packs may be more what you're looking for. They do have some awesome patterns!! Personally I'm a fan of the osprey day packs, amazing breathability on the backpanels. Hope that helps!!

5 5

great bag!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i use this bag for school, and for going backcountry skiing. The size is perfect, and the fleece pouch is perfect for my goggles and phone. this pack carries my books and skis with ease. many other people complain about broken zippers. but if you just use common sense the zipps will last a long time, the zippers are also very burley (which is a good thing) . the only problem is if your using a camel back in the winter, your tube sometimes freezes. other than that this bag is killer! get it!

5 5

Perfect for a day on the mountain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got myself this pack this past February and absolutely love it. Besides the color choices (I chose lumberjack) the actually quality of this item cannot be beat. If you are looking for a pack to wear while on the mountain skiing or snowboarding, this is for you!

Does this 20L have the zippered, insulated...

Does this 20L have the zippered, insulated hydration sleeve that runs down the shoulder strap? Thanks!

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This one does not, the DLX version (http://www.backcountry.com/dakine-heli-pro-dlx-20l-backpack-1200cu-in?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6aGVsaSBwcm8gZGx4OjE6MjpoZWxpIHBybyBkbHg) is the one with the insulated sleeve. I would suggest buying that one instead. The extra features are worth the 20 dollar price bump.

Does it hold an avy shovel

Does it hold an avy shovel

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Yes it will fit most avy shovels. The only ones you may have an issue with are the super big pro shovels that snow scientists and patrol use sometimes. The big boys.

5 5

Most versatile backpack ever.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This backpack is great for hiking, skiing, camping, weekend traveling, air travel. The zippers burly and the waist strap is good for when the going gets tough. This is my second Heli Pro, My first one lasted 6 years.

Does this pack have a horizontal snowboard...

Does this pack have a horizontal snowboard carry?

Responded on

No, the Heli- Pro only has Vertical Snowboard carry, and Diagonal and A-Frame ski carry. I Believe that the DLX version, which is like $20 more has horizontal snowboard carry though.

5 5

great pack for so many uses

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

i have hiked with this pack touring, use it for work. it has great organization for food, water , boards, phones. also kept everything dry. shoulder straps are very comfortable and caused no problems even after several hours use

What water reservoir/bladder would be...

What water reservoir/bladder would be suggested with this pack? Sizing? A 1.5L or 3L?

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I'd go with 1.5L. Even though it will fit a 3L, it will take up more space that could be used for other things. I used to rock the 3L out skiing and found I never actually drank 3L of water but just ended up carrying an extra 1.5kg of water weight.

5 5

pretty sweet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this everyday. You can cary skis with it, put your books in it, throw some climbing gear in it, or pretty much anything else that you would need in one day. Im also really impressed with how well made these are, especially considering the price. My only issue is It would be so much better if they made it just a little bit bigger, but its usually not a problem. Whatever it is your doing, if your just doing it for one day, this is the pack you want.

Sweet pack

Sweet pack

For all my winter travel needs, or anything you choose. Super durable and fits most anything I'd need for a daytrip. I've had a few over the years and not once had one break on my, only replacement I've had to get has been from it being stolen because I'm not the only one that thinks it's an awesome pack.