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Gear Review

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Looks like a winner

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just got this today and Have yet to put it to use, however I am already impressed. I have the ABS Vario 25L and it is a good pack, there are a few specific things I don't like about it but I plan to make some modifications. This Dakine pack makes up for a lot of the Vario downfalls. It has plenty of room for a long trip, I wantd something that could easily pack a rope, crampons, and maybe a Jetboil. I am much happier with the ski carry on this pack, this is something that I feel is seriously lacking on the Vario. The front shovel compartment is a huge plus, the vario I find is hard to get into. Overall this is a great pack, Dakine knows what they are doing. I have to give huge props to ABS though because of the airbag design is fantastic.

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Hey Michael,

I bought this as you did to attach to the ABS unit. Do you think this would be a good pack for multi-day trips?

I don't see an easy way to externally attach a sleeping bag + pad. Any ideas you may have would be great with the ABS system.