- Price: £78 / €90
- Capacity: 20 litres
Corner any group of experienced backcountry riders in a resort, and at least one of them (but probably more) will have a DaKine backpack. Get a closer look at the grizzled local rider’s impossibly-old-yet-still-going-strong pack, and we’d bet our bottom dollar that it’s definitely a DaKine.
“The Heli Pro has a fleece-lined goggle pocket on top, and a compact front pocket for easy access to your most important items”
Not only are they unquestionably well-made, there’s a style and size for everyone in their extensive range – and one that’s definitely stood the test of time is the DaKine Heli Pro 20L snowboard backpack.
It doesn’t have masses of pockets, as part of the idea is to keep things simple – if you’re planning a multi-day trip, a bigger bag such as the DaKine Poacher 36L would be more appropriate. The essentials are all present and correct here though, with a fleece-lined goggle pocket on top and a compact front pocket for easy access to your most important items. There’s also a separate sleeve for the blade of a collapsible shovel.