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Chopper-worthy features but also fit for earning your turns on the ground.

Carry your skis or a board up steep boot packs and keep your water close at hand thanks to the DAKINE Heli Pro DLX 20L Backpack. Stuff a snorkel under your goggle strap, stow a point-and-shoot camera into the waterproof waist-belt pocket, and slide your goggles inside the fleece-lined goggle compartment. An insulated sleeve on the chest strap keeps your hydration tube from freezing up so you can hydrate before you drop into a back bowl.

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5 5

Great pack

Well, it's a great pack. Carries my skis well (tried 112 and 123 underfoot), quality very good and the bladder is well-integrated. The backpack will be a little much for say going to school, but works on hike and skiing just fine.

If someone uses Platypus Hydration System...

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If someone uses Platypus Hydration System with this bag
What Reservoir capacity (1,8L 2,0L 3,0L) does fit in this bag?

Im about 6' 200lbs and ima use this pack...

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Im about 6' 200lbs and ima use this pack for mostly skiing, but i will be using this for downhill biking as well. Will this bag work for my needs? Do i need to buy a seperate bladder and mouthpiece? and if so should i get the Dakine Bladder or a Camelpack?
Thanks.

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This should work well, 20L is a good size for most daylong trips. If you are going in avalanche territory though, you might want a little more capacity.

You will need to buy a separate hydration system, my recommendation would be a Platypus Big Zip SL, they have an easy to clean, highly durable, comfortable design with a locking mouthpiece.

4 5

Banger Pack

Really great pack! Solid construction and cool design. If given the option I would probably go for the Pro II but this pack is not going to let you down.

Banger Pack
4 5

Solid Day Pack

Just got this the other day, overall it seems really well made, don't foresee any problems with it. Ski carry is great and harnesses take the weight off your shoulders. I got this thinking I might use it as a school backpack too but it's actually smaller than the one I have now and there are too many straps. For a daypack though its perfect, not too big and insulated strap for camelbak is great.

This looks like it'll carry skis A frame...

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This looks like it'll carry skis A frame as well as with cable. Is this the case?

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Shouldn't have any problem either way. A ski strap makes the A-frame a little more stable too.

4 5

Nice bag

This bag is awesome I use it as my backpack for college then unload it and restock with my back country essentials for a weekend of shreding the pow. one of the loops on one of the zippers broke after about a year, but im rough on it. End of subject great pack pretty durable and plenty of room for everything you need.

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Is the main pocket in the normal heli pro...

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Is the main pocket in the normal heli pro just as big as the delux versions main pocket???

4 5

Nice bag, but went for the Dakine Pro II instead

Originally I went with the Heli Pro DLX because of the Heli Pro line after owning the much slimmer Heli Pro. They're comfortable, durable and nicely designed. Bag does seem to hold a larger profile than the Pro II despite it having lesser capacity.

While the Heli Pro DLX is a great bag I decided to go with the Pro II for the softer material of the bag and the convenience of accessing the bag from the back.

looks like holding a board up right on the...

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looks like holding a board up right on the back of the pack would be abit janky. since the connection points of the straps being so far back away from where the edges of the board would be; a board would be shifting all this way and that way. it would work a lot better if you could adjust the buckles closest to the center of the pack to have a snug fit. or am i missing something. Make a pack for skis make a pack for boards. instead of 10 pack that try and do both.

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This pack is more of a lifestyle board pack, not a core user pack. If you want to stabilize the board more, then you could unthread the buckle, thread it through the bottom of the buckle used for compression, and then put the buckle back on. the threading will provide a channel for the web to go through, and eliminate any kind of josteling side to side. you might want to look at an osprey, BD, or backcountry access if you are worried about load carrying abilities. Dakine makes a great lifestyle pack, but not as good of a core user product.

can this hold boards sideways?

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can this hold boards sideways?

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nope, try a burton or another model for side carry

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Yes it can hold a board sideways. The board goes in between the body of the pack and the back support, through the arm loops. I hiked a ridge last week using this configuration and found it quite stable. That said, in high wind on the ridge, it took a moment to set up. Perhaps that's unavoidable, eh?

5 5

Must Buy!!!

This pack is awesome...it fits everything i need, and the ski tote wiring system works great. This was a no brainer!!!!

5 5

Great Sidecountry Pack-Better than the regular model

I first bought the regular heli pro bag, but the waist belt ripped off that in the first few days. I sent my ripped bag back and got this one, and couldn't be happier. The retractable ski carry is better and more convenient than the regular strap, and will hold my Icelantic Shamans without having to wrestle them into the loop. Definitely reccomended to anyone for sidecountry skiing and as a resort day pack.

How wide of a waste will this backpack...

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How wide of a waste will this backpack hold? I have 121mm underfoot skis, will this be able to carry them?

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Yeah, it'll carry your fatties. Pollard and his crew use 'em no problem.

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I have 115's and they fit effortlessly. SO yes again!

Does a Hydration pack come with it when...

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Does a Hydration pack come with it when you buy it

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no hydration bladder included.