Just an FYI, the outermost pouch does not have any pockets inside for storage of things unlike it's counterpart the Heli 18L. It's just a smaller compartment. You pay more for this one basically just to have an extra padding against your back that lets you carry your board horizontally and to insulate your hydration line, and a pocket at the waist strap. The Dakine website gives detailed pictures of the Pro II pack which is another upgrade to this pack. I'm taking this pack next weekend to the slopes, and I'll update if there's anything else to add to the review.
I have the 2008 Lashed boots, I normally wear a size 6.5 with my other shoes, but a couple different snowboarding boots I've worn previously (rental, borrowing, etc) have always been too tight, so I went with a size 7 and they fit perfectly. The boots are also a medium to wider width, and I think ThirtyTwos are awesome.
Small would fit. I weigh the same and am 5'1 with 29 waist.
I'd be concerned that if I "install" my own thumb holes, it would damage the integrity of the material and cause an undesired effect like causing the entire sleeve's seam to rip.... but I just followed that link you posted. I may try this. I don't want to return the item because I think it will still be good because I like the idea of the Silver treatment for odor control. Thank you.
Why does the description say there are thumb loops when there are none? I just got mine today, and there's no where to slip in your thumbs to keep the sleeves down. This was one of the main reasons I chose to purchase this.