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 Post subject: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:12 pm 
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I did some digging and I didn't come across any recent post on Day bag reviews/discussions. I'm just getting splitboarding and in the market for daypack.

So far I've got these bags on the radar:
http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-nirvana-pro-35-pack-1650cu-in
Mammut Nirvana Pro 35 Pack - 1650cu in

http://www.backcountry.com/dakine-poacher-backpack-2746cu-in
DAKINE Poacher Backpack - 2746cu in

http://www.backcountry.com/osprey-packs-variant-37-backpack-2100-2400cu-in
Osprey Packs Variant 37 Backpack - 2100-2400cu in

I'm interested on any experience or pointers to what makes for a good splitter bag. I'm looking for a big enough day pack to pull off a 2 day trip if needed, other than that I'm not entirely sure what I need or should be looking for in a day bag.

Thanks in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:42 am 
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No doubt the Mammut pack is dope, however I have had numerous Dakine packs over the years and regardless of use, they are bomber proof. Seriously I have had my Helipack for about ten years now and the thing still looks new. If I were to be in the market for a pack I would look for a super durable canvas or cordura outer. I use Mountain Hardware packs because of this.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:19 pm 
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I have the Nirvana and love it.

However, I think it may be small for your purpose. Try Gregory Targhee


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:09 am 
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A friend has an Osprey Kode 38 and loves it. One advantage is it opens up behind the back suspension.

http://www.ospreypacks.com/Packs/KodeSe ... tryRiding/
http://www.backcountry.com/osprey-packs ... -2500cu-in


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:34 am 
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I have the Nirvana as well. I find it great. It opens as well from the back so digging stuff out from the bottom is easy.

The one complaint I have is it somehow feels a bit smaller that the specified 35L. It would be a bit tight for more than a day tour. But more than enough for a day tour.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:03 am 
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I have the Dakine Guide, which is a larger version of the poacher.. and It's great. I'd recommend it - I picked the guide because the frame is almost the same, it just expands a lot more ... so it's better for overnight, but stil cinches down to be pretty small and out of the way when not being used for full capacity

It does seem a bit on the heavy side as far as bags go, but i don't usually notice it once its on my back - comfy!


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Black Diamond Outlaw. Has every feature you need:
diagonal carry
A-frame carry
board carrry
hydration sleeve and tube protector
snack pockets on hip belt
axe/pole carry
goggle pocket
dedicated avy gear pocket
back panel access
solid suspension system

AND it weighs less than all the others previously cited.
I'm not sure you're getting 2 days out of any of these packs.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:57 pm 
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Currently rocking an old Deuter Freerider of unknown capacity. Because I hate the do it all panel loaders out there, the Deuter Cruise 30 is on my shortlist for an all day touring bag and the Mystery Ranch Saddlepeak or Fuze of smaller slackcountry poacher.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:27 pm 
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I'd probably recommend two separate packs for a daypack and a 2-nighter, especially for winter stuff. You need a lot more bulky stuff for a winter overnight, unless you want to have a serious gypsy-pack with shit dangling every which way.

What you NEED is also a question of where you're planning on heading. If you're not going to be getting into terrain where you're bootpacking, you don't NEED carry straps, for example. I've got a Deuter AirContact Lite 40+10 ( 2450-3050 cubic inches ) which is definitely more space than needed for a day trip, but I've also got a Dakine Heli Pro ( 1200 cubic inches ) which is what I typically use for a day trip. I can fit everything I need into that.

However, back to the where you're headed thing - I'm typically snaking runs through trees in the east, so I don't carry an avi kit, for example. If you're an organized packer though, you can definitely fit everything you need for a full day into a Heli Pro.

For an overnight trip, half of the Deuter bag gets taken up by my sleeping bag, so on a whim one day I decided to buy a 65 liter (4000 cubic inches) bag by Sierra Designs, mainly because it was on sale for $85. I haven't gotten the chance to truly use it due to the gimp situation, but I had it all packed for a month long sojourn through huts and chalets of the Swiss Alps (it holds a lot, simply put).


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:24 am 
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I`ve got the Dueter Freerider pro. Basically the same as the Code I believe. Can`t go wrong with either.

Its got all the bells and whistles needed for day trips plus Bomber construction, solid zips, great hip belt and unjustability. Can`t really complain about much. Might be a bit heavy but its either durable or light weight. This pack is durable.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:27 pm 
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i picked up a 30L black diamond covert with avalung built in for a good deal, also has a seperate zipper with pockets for probe and shovel peices. pretty sweet i think. very similar to the Outlaw


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:36 pm 
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I have a used Kode 30 (orange) for $75 (+$15 to ship it to lower 48 US)

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 DayPack Options
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:19 am 
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Ive got a Deuter Freeride Pro 30L. Ive used it for slackcountry stuff. Pretty slick day pack. Seems to be durable. Is a panel loader, and opens from the back panel

Osprey Kode 30 is a similar pack to the Freeride, much of the same features laidout, or designed differently.


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