HJwrote a review of DAKINE Heli Winter Backpack - 660cu in on November 23, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
So the Dakine product designers were sitting around one day, and said "Hey! You know what? We have totally neglected the Heli-skiers!" Okay. I will probably never use this pack to carry skis. BUT, I can carry a tablet computer, passport, snacks, water, hat, gloves, keys, documents, etc. etc. etc hands free! I plan to use it as an urban pack, somewhere between a fanny pack and a huge nerdy pack which looks dumb in town. It's so flat I can sit or even drive wearing it. I won't need the waist belt, but it folds up nicely, or I may even cut it off eventually. We all know there are hundreds of packs out there and it's hard for manufacturers to target every possible application, but I'm glad I found this (on sale!) for my purpose. And of course if I ever need to use my shovel in Starbucks, I'm totally covered!