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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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hey, guys i need some suggestions in getting a backpack that will be waterproof for snowboarding and that i could use daily for school and other things. plz give some links
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i use the dakine heli pro, works well for both
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I use the regular Dakine Helipack. Has a sleeve for a bladder tube in one of the straps and a felt line goggle pocket. I paid $40 for mine (on sale at the Jackson Hole souvenir shop) back in 2009

They cost around $50-$60 new

Buy.com - DAKINE Heli Pack
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i use the dakine heli pro, works well for both
same here man, it is really small if you have a lot of books to carry around, but a great backpack.
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Arc'Teryx Silo 18 or 30. It's without a single doubt the best backpack on the market for using in the city/school up to backcountry snowboarding trips.
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Arc'Teryx makes some good stuff, but they think it's a lot better than I do.
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they think it's a lot better than I do.
That's nice, I've battletested a lot of backpacks and the Helipro is okay but the back panel is not designed for a human. It's not designed for anyone actually unless you count a bit of padding on the lowerback as design. hauling stuff around in it for more than 8hours hurts because the backpack doesn't contour your spine or fit like a bag should. It also lacks watertight zippers where they're most critical, and the buckles have broken a few times.(thankfully Dakine has a good warranty)

With the Silo, i've done everything from carrying a laptop and my lunch to work to hiking the BC and jumping out of helicopters. It's solid as a rock and I've never gotten sore on those long days. Never gotten water inside it, and i've never had any hardware break.

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