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Gear Review

3 5

A weighty argument

This is a very sophisticated pack design. For a snowboarder like me the back panel access is a godsend, as is the ripstop nylon. I fall on it a lot! However, being 'sophisticated' doesn't necessarily mean it wins me over. Socrates would dismiss the poor arguments of some of his contemporaries as 'sophistry' - a term meaning merely being clever with words. I'd argue that this pack is a little too heavy, weighed down by its many clever features. I sense the pack would lose a lot of weight and only a little functionality by Dakine adopting a more minimal bag design. Smaller componentry could be used for weight shavings too. An Occam’s razor for Pack design is needed!