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Old 12-24-2013, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I already have a 30L Evoc guide back pack, which I really like, but I want something smaller that I can take around the resort. I know a ton of people frown upon packs at re resort, but I want it for A) The Go Pro I am getting B) Go Pro Accessories including a POV pole C) snacks D) Somewhere to actually put a layer if I take it off E) Extra lens for different conditions or when I seriously yard sale, etc.

I have worn my 30L while riding several times as I took it while hiking and it is great, but it's way more than I would want to carry around every day. The only think I have stumbled upon is the Dakine 11L Heli Pro, does anyone have experience with this? Does anyone have any other suggestions that I may not be thinking of?
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got the 11l dakine this season and I love it. I hardly notice it while I board. I keep a screw driver and some anacks in there and there is still plenty of sspaceto shed a layer or two. I also use a 2l camel back bladder so I also got my water.
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for gopro stuff you may benefit from one of teh camera specific carriers like Lowepro.

I like Osprey packs, they make some small winter ones.
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I have the osprey carve and it's thin and very small. Also doubles as hydration pack.
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Sweet guys thank you for the suggestions. I'll check them out!

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I have an 11l dakine helipack that I like. It's pretty small so you can only pack the basics, forms well to the back, has the integrated hose path through the shoulder strap and does horizontal board and vertical ski carry.
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perhaps get something that will at least fit your shovel and probe...and maybe poles/skins to bounce in/out for some slack. have a dakine...idk model/size that works
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I have an 11l dakine helipack that I like. It's pretty small so you can only pack the basics, forms well to the back, has the integrated hose path through the shoulder strap and does horizontal board and vertical ski carry.
I am still leaning this way as it seems like a good multi use bag and I can get a really good price on it. The other bags do look better quality and less gaper but quite a bit more $$.
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you should check out the Dakine Baker. Its bigger than the heli pro 11, but just barely. i have use mine for a year and its perfect. room for an extra layer, lunch, all BC stuff and its not stretched to the max. I put a bunch of shit in a helipro at the store and it all fit, but it was tight.

edit: plus all your BC stuff is in a dedicated pocket, no chance of losing it, it all has a nice spot and to get to it, you just open one pouch and voila. If you want I can send you some pics of my shovel/probe/etc in it to get the idea.

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you should check out the Dakine Baker. Its bigger than the heli pro 11, but just barely. i have use mine for a year and its perfect. room for an extra layer, lunch, all BC stuff and its not stretched to the max. I put a bunch of shit in a helipro at the store and it all fit, but it was tight.

edit: plus all your BC stuff is in a dedicated pocket, no chance of losing it, it all has a nice spot and to get to it, you just open one pouch and voila. If you want I can send you some pics of my shovel/probe/etc in it to get the idea.
I am not too worried about BC stuff because if I was going somewhere that needed it I would be taking my 30L evoc. I want it for at the resort, small as possible while still being useful. Go pro stuff, maybe two power bars, little water, goggle lens, maybe the shovel to build a booter... thats it. I appreciate the suggestion and will check it out but I suspect the 11l will work for me.
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