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DaKine Poacher Pack

DaKine Poacher Pack – A technical snowboard backpack.

When planning a day out skiing or snowboarding deep in the backcountry, you need a pack that will be there for you. Sure, there are plenty of snowboarding backpacks, but not all of them offer the features you need for backcountry use and especially technical locations. This would be where the DaKine Poacher Pack comes into play.

In case the hike to your run is dense with trees and other foliage, you will be happy to see that the DaKine Poacher Pack is designed to hold your board or skis either horizontally or vertically. This means you can easily navigate yourself through just about any terrain without getting snagged on every little tree branch.

On the outside of the DaKine Poacher Pack you will find plenty of room to store all of your essential backcountry tools. There is a small external tool pocket that is nice for keeping smaller tools close at hand. There is also a shovel/ice axe holster on the outside of the pack designed for quick release in case of emergencies.

The quick & dirty:
Where you can get one: $109

Why they rock:

  • Solid strap system carries your snowboard vertically on the back of the pack
  • Stashable, diagonal carrying straps hold alpine or backcountry skis
  • External snow tool pocket, blade-side zip access and Quick-Draw shovel handle/ice axe holsters carry your backcountry tools
  • Top-loading main compartment features zippered back access for ease of entry when board is attached to pack; includes mesh organizer pockets on back access flap
  • Easy-access top pocket; waistbelt includes fleece-lined pocket
  • Also includes load compression straps and customizable aluminum stays
  • Insulated compartment for hydration reservoir (sold separately) and insulated shoulder pad prevent frozen hoses for easy hydration on long treks

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

If you are a serious backountry snowboarder or skier, you need a serious backpack. DaKine Poacher Pack is ready to be that pack. With all the features your need, you would be silly not to seriously consider the DaKine Poacher Pack as your next backcountry snowboard backpack.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $109