Daniel Beachwrote a review of DAKINE Poacher Backpack - 2300cu in on February 13, 2009
Beautiful design. Best backcountry boarding pack I've owned. On those days when you need it, everything goes in: rescue kit, rope, first aid kit, poles, crampons, snowshoes, probes, shovel, spare layers and lunch. All comfortably stowed yet immediately accessible through the back panel. Can't emphasize enough just how useful the back entry panel is - so much better than groping through a porthole at the top of a bottomless sack! For the hike out from the bottom, the board is attached quickly and easily, and it sits nice and stable. When you're not out at the extremes, it compresses flat and light. I have smaller day packs (good ones) but it's rare that the Poacher doesn't make more sense. Even has a bottle net on the side, integrated hydration and a removable frame. Genius.