You've seen them by now, the pros and patrollers with their slick vest packs. Stop drooling all over things that don't belong to you and get your own Dakine BC Vest Pack. A handy pack you wear as a vest always fits and feels comfortable as the load is distributed over the front, back, and sides. Multiple exterior pockets hold your radio, probe, shovel, and other tools, and interior skins pockets help keep your glue supple and sticky. You can even attach your board or skis to the back when the terrain is a little too sketchy to shoulder them. No more back-heavy, bouncing backpacks on light, fast trips―and no more vest-envy.
Slip the DAKINE BC vest over your jacket and stay as light as the powder you're chasing. It's about the most minimal way possible to comfortably haul your board or skis and backcountry gear off-piste.
|Board Carry:||Vertical Board Carry System|
|Compression:||Side compression straps|
|Dimensions:||1 lb. 14 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Backpack|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Frameless|
|Material:||630D Nylon, 1260D Ballistic Nylon|
|Number of exterior pockets:||15 liters|
|Pockets:||Organizer pocket, radio pocket, snow tool pocket, climbing skin pockets|
|Ski Carry:||Retractable Cable Ski Carry System|
|Weight - metric:||15 liters|
I took this vest to AK last year for a two week trip and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I am not one to bring a bunch of additional gear on my tours so the vest was simple and easy for my needs. Carried my skins, water bottle, three part poles, probe and shovel easily. The fit is a bit small though. I am 5'9", average body build and the L/XL was pretty snug on me. If you are a little bigger you will definitely need the XXL version which will be in stock at the end of October.