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Old 11-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Left some treats in my pack... my dog ate through the pocket and chewed up half my laptop in the process.

So I'm probably gonna get a pack that can carry a board, but I'm not sure why you would want vertical vs. horizontal carry options. I'd also like it to be useable as a backcountry sack as I have aspirations of moving that direction with my riding in the coming year or two, but I'm not sure how big I would need it to be. 20L? 30L? I don't want a huge pack as it will double as a school bag (if it has a laptop pad it would be perfect), so I'm just not sure where to go.

I've been looking at the Dakine Blade and Heli Pro models because they can carry both horizontal and vertical, but I'm not sure if I will ever need both.

Would horizontal carry be for riding snowmobiles and vertical for hiking?
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Would horizontal carry be for riding snowmobiles and vertical for hiking?
yep. its nice to have the a-frame option for splitboards as skis too...

i'd get a 30l... 25 at least.
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Even when hiking many people like the horizontal carry (because it makes less likely that you clip your heel with the tail of your board). Vertical carry preferred when it is windy and/or in confined spaces (trees - or for most people the parking lot...).
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yep. its nice to have the a-frame option for splitboards as skis too...

i'd get a 30l... 25 at least.
Interesting. Every time I saw the A-frame option it never occurred to me that it could be used for a split... splitboard.
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Left some treats in my pack... my dog ate through the pocket and chewed up half my laptop in the process.
LIAR!!! Oldest excuse in the book... You didn't do your homework so you blame it on the poor dog... you bastard...
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yep. its nice to have the a-frame option for splitboards as skis too...

i'd get a 30l... 25 at least.
Definitely 30l if you are thinking bc use for hiking. A framing is the best way to carry your split imo. Least amount of wind resistance and very sturdy. Just remember to have a voile strap.

I know most of the time I have to boot up something I am going right back to touring at the top. Like say Table Mountain at Baker.

Most packs have side compression straps with fastex buckles. It is nice if they have big ski loops too but not necessary. I'd just make sure you have the former and if the pack meets all your other criteria call it good.

I would also try to get a pack with an insulated shoulder sleeve for hydration. Much easier to stay hydrated that way and they rarely freeze if the hose is insulated too.

Solid advice from shred.
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I'm pretty sure the Dakine Blade fits all the criteria everyone has listed. I'll look in to it more.

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Also the Osprey Kode 32 seems like it has just about everything one might want.
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