They only call you a poacher ’cause you get to the line first.
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I think this is a really solid pack. I took it on a 3 day hut trip in the High Sierra and it held everything and the snowboard vertical carry is great. The hydration pouch held my cammelback and I liked how the hose came through the shoulder strap. It's a little big for just boarding with when all I had in was my shovel, probe and jacket so if you're not using it for a multi-day trip I would suggust getting something a little smaller. But overall I'm extremely happy with my Dakine pack.
I'm 6'3". Usually wear a large size pack....
I'm 6'3". Usually wear a large size pack. Will this fit me or be too short?
The Poacher is pretty adjustable, and fits larger torsos better than other small volume packs that Dakine makes. I think it will fit you pretty well. It's a great pack. Enjoy.
I am 6'3" around 250 lbs (yes clydesdale division I know) and the pack fits me perfectly. I ski in and around Jackson and this pack and I have become one when we hit the hill!
Great All Around Pack
I've been using the pack for about a month or so now and have really grown to appreciate it. I first brought it to Mexico for a five day trip. I was able to fit everything I need in here and still carry it on. Since then I have used it for back country once, and resort skiing a couple times. I hate carrying this big of a pack skiing but for carrying my camera it works great. It's comfy to wear and super adjustable, and seems solid. My major grip is this though, DAKINES NEW CABLE SKI CARRY SYSTEM BLOWS. I have the same system on my other pack and its terrible. When you put fat skis in it pulls the entire top of the pack down because the cable system is attached to the top of the pack. Why Dakine? The old loop worked way better than this. Besides this the packs cool
Upgrade from Heli Pro backpack
Just got this bag in black to replace an old Heli Pro pack that my dog partially ate. It's larger than the Heli Pro, but still low-profile if it's not fully loaded. This should be a great pack for carrying extra gear & goods while snowboarding/skiing, or for day-hiking or short camping trips (2-3 days).
Dakine forgot to include a dedicated sleeve/pocket for the hydration bladder; it kind of just floats around in the main compartment. Maybe this won't be a problem in action, but the Heli Pro pack had a pocket for the bladder. This is really the only negative to an otherwise great backpack.
Write your question here...What size...
Write your question here...What size hydration pack fits this?
Basically anything can fit, it's a matter of how full the pack is of other gear mostly. My advice, fill it up with all your stuff, and see how much extra you have. Or just get a 3L, and not fill it all the way all the time.