- PRICE: £61 / €70
- CAPACITY: 12 litres
If you’re looking for a super-low-profile back for single day expeditions, the DaKine 12L Women's Heli Pack should definitely be on your list of small bags to have a closer look at.
"If your budget is more bootpack than burning kerosene, the Heli Pack is still an excellent choice"
True to its name, it’ll hold exactly what you need for being dropped at the top of your line without cramping up the whirlybird, but if your budget is more bootpack than burning kerosene, or even if you just want a bag to lap the resort with, the Heli Pack is still an excellent choice.
A combination of a sturdy external shovel carrier and easily-accessible slots inside mean that your probe and shovel will always be easy to reach, and there’s even a whistle on the shoulder strap if you do get into trouble.
An internal insulated slot to hold a water bladder is a handy feature if you’re venturing into lower temperatures, and there’s enough room to pack a few snacks and lightweight layers should you need them.
Finally, the options on external straps enable you to carry your board using the pack should you need to, as well as offering plenty of support with chest and waist fastening too. This is so minimal and low-profile, it’s easy to forget you have it on - just what you want from a backpack.