One of the things I’d like to get hold of for next season is a new backcountry pack and a snowboarding hoody. I like the pack that I’ve got at the moment, but it’s a little on the small side for what I want.
I’ve got my eye on one of the Dakine Pro packs – but I don’t know which one: the Pro II or the Heli Pro 20L.
Both packs are a fair bit bigger than the heli pack, which is the key change. They’ve also both got a pocket that will take the shovel head, and it’s at the front of the pack, which should make getting things out of the main compartment easier. The little (camera?) pocket on the waist strap is handy, and again, it’s on both packs.
To be honest they’re pretty similar – the main difference is simply the overall size. I kinda want the slightly bigger one, but the goggle pocket, which is on the heli pro and not the pro II, is pretty cool…