Not too big and not too small, the Heli Pro 24L falls right in the Goldilocks zone of backcountry packs. This seek-and-destroy powder package is big enough, but certainly not too big. Purpose-built snow tool sleeves keep shovel and probe at the ready, a large fleece-lined goggle pocket and deployable helmet carry neatly stow essentials on the go, and a hydration sleeve doubles as laptop storage off the mountain.
Dakine started in 1979 on the shores of Maui, when Rob Kaplan set out to create a bombproof surf leash. With a move to the mountains, the business naturally expanded into snow sports. Some of Dakine's most iconic pieces were created out of the wants and wishes of local skiers and snowboarders who strolled in and out of the new office. Dakine pride themselves on the high quality of their products, and we are yet to come across someone who isn't impressed with their durability.