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November 5, 2012
This bag does it all - School - Work and Backcountry hiking! The only thing missing is a good Computer Sleeve, but it is made for the Backcountry and you normally will not bring your computer to the "cuntch" - It does have enough space to put a computer in - my Apple 15inch fits fine....
So I am trying to buy a snowboarding backpack for my boyfriend.
He snowboards a lot and needs a good backpack to store stuff.
He does have a bias towards aesthetics... so I can't decide between the Dakine Heli Pro DLX and the Dakine Heli Pro. The Pro has cooler patterns but the DLX has better quality features.... but Dakine overall is really good quality.... soooo.... any suggestions?
March 19, 2013
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January 11, 2012
I bought the blue one. It looks even better in person. Light, durable, an more than enough room for anything you could take on the mountain. The Camelbak compatibility is great (although it doesn't come with a Camelbak). I also, recommend buying the thermal hose so your water doesn't freeze.
Haven't had a chance to use the horizontal or vert. board carry, but it's nice to know it's there. The only thing I would add are more internal pockets to help organize the vast interior space. The fleece goggle pocket is key.
Would recommend to any skier boarder regardless of ability.
would this backpack carry items for highschool? (books,notebooks,possibly a laptop)
October 29, 2012
Absolutely: I use this pack for my computer/folders and documents to and from work everyday!
Perfect for work, school and backcountry hiking!
By: knut eliassen
November 5, 2012
Yes you can and the water pouch kinda doubles as a sleeve for your laptop although it's not padded. However I assume you want a really good backcountry back pack as well as for school If its mostly for school I would get a cheaper bag! The Heli Pro (not DLX) is really good for both without having to pay a lot extra for insulated straps and such!
By: Alec Williams
October 30, 2012
Absolutely, I used this pack in school for years! Doesn't have a laptop sleeve though, so you may want to get one of those.
By: Brandon Collett
October 29, 2012
What are my chances that my Dakine or standard Camelbak 100 oz bladders/tubes/bite valves will a)fit in the bladder pocket and through the tube sleeve and b)won't experience freezing in the tube and valve with this pack?
Trying to figure out if a 100 oz bladder will work w/ this pack and if I need to get an insulated tube/valve as well to insure I can still drink in in sub-20F temps. Just blowing the water back into the bladder hasn't worked for me with my summer packs/uninsulated tubes so far.
By: Sid Nitzerglobin
September 14, 2011
June 7, 2012
I was trying to decide between this and the Pro II Backpack. The tag on the Pro II showed that it has the vertical snowboard carry. The tag lies. The Heli Pro DLX has the vertical carry.
The Pro II has a back entry area that to get into the main compartment. The top zipper doesn't open very wide and is quite annoying. It is even more annoying if you have a hydration bladder in there because the hose will be in the way. The other pocket is nice though because it has a holder for your shovel handle and your probe to keep them organized and the shovel blade fits in there too!
I like the Heli Pro DLX better because it has the vertical snowboard carry option if you don't want to carry your board vertically, the top zipper opens as far as a normal backpack does, and has a deployable drink holder on the side. It isn't as organized withe shovel and probe as the Pro II, but the other features make it ok.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- 600D polyester
- 20 L
- 1 front shovel / probe , 1 top fleece-lined goggle, 1 side deployable water bottle
- Shovel Pocket:
- yes, padded
- Ski Carry:
- yes, diagonal
- Snowboard Carry:
- yes, horizontal, , vertical
- Hydration Compatible:
- yes, insulated sleeve
- Reservoir Included:
- Ice Axe Loops:
- Rain Cover:
- 3 lb
- Recommended Use:
- touring, slackcountry,
- Manufacturer Warranty: