Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 11:40 am Posts: 42 Location: Whistler, BC
Ha, I should have guessed... Another part of my split kit that needs a DIY fix. Also, board fits better with the shovel inside, but I still dislike the design. Outside pocket should be big enough for avy tools (and wet skins) on every pack, IMO
The Dakine photo packs are too small to tour with. Used a Sequence for a couple years until the zipper blew out on me. If they made a Satori (or guide) sized sequence it'd be a sweet pack...
Depending on what size ICU you use, there is enough capacity for a full day in the BC with all associated split/camera gear. The small ICU's can fit a body, 3 lenses and an TC if needed. I pack mine with a 5d, 50mm, 200mm, x2TC & Rok 14mm.
They are expensive, but well worth the investment. The actual pack with no ICU is a bomber standalone backpack, with a waterproof lined bottom.
If you travel a lot, as I do, they fit in every overhead bin, or below the seat in front of you. I have never had an issue with it not fitting in a plane cabin.