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Stay sharp out there.

When you're setting out on the skintrack before dawn and not coming back to the car until the sun goes down, the Dakine Blade 38L Backpack will help you stay prepared, with enough space and specialized features to hold everything you need when you're out in the backcountry.

A vertical snowboard carry and A-frame ski carries hold your shred sticks when you're bootpacking the last stretch to the peak, while horizontal and vertical snowboard carry systems hold your board when you're sledding out to some distant lines. Pole straps lock your poles down when you're going hands free on the ascent or locking your split together for the way down, and a deployable helmet carrier holds your brain bucket on the way up. A quick-access snow tool and shovel pocket allows you to reach your rescue tools quickly in case of an emergency, and Dakine also hooked up an insulated hydration sleeve to prevent your water supply from freezing when temps are dropping.

Load compression straps, a padded waist belt, and a sternum strap keep your pack compact and close to your body so it doesn't throw you off balance when you're shredding down. An ice axe carry holds your ice tool or shovel handle, and side water bottle pockets hold extra H20 or a victory beer for the end of the day. And if things go south and you're out of sight from your friends, an integrated whistle on the sternum strap allows you to signal for help in case of emergency.

  • Nylon ripstop fabrics
  • Top and back-panel access
  • Snow tool pocket
  • Diagonal and A-frame ski carry
  • Vertical and horizontal snowboard carry
  • Ice axe and pole carry
  • Insulated hydration sleeve and side water bottle pockets
  • Sternum strap with rescue whistle

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Good pack...somewhat confused though.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I, for the life of me, can't seem to figure out where the hydration bladder goes. I see the port and clip and all, but there is certainly no insulated space for a 100ml bladder above side load between aluminum framing like the documentation says.

Other than that, it's pretty waterproof but not amazing. I just like it for the ski/board/splitboard carry options and decent pack size.

Blade in action

Blade in action

Tested it out on a day hike up Noland's Divide...Got a little wet inside but stood up to the amount of rain pretty well.