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Gear Review

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Not my favorite of the Dakine Winter Packs

I actually returned this because of the detachable back panel. I get that you can use that to slide a snowboard behind it for carrying but if you detach it there is no back padding at all. Just not what I wanted. Think the Heli Pro or Pilot would have been a better choice for my needs.

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So leave the panel in place as it is the padding. There are straps that allow you to tighten it down so it does not move. I tried out the horizontal cary sys and didn't really care for it (just didn't like carrying a board horizontally), so I never use it but have left it there as padding and it does not effect the fit or movement of the pack what so ever.

I personally love this pack! I'll write my own review sometime.