joel.kuhn1677991 wrote a review of Billabong Cheech Trucker Hat on April 28, 2010
This is a great pack, big enough to fit everything that you could need for a day in the backcountry, yet it can still cinch down to be small enough to not be bulky on those day when you don't need as much gear. Good organization, a separate avy pocket is a must for me and this pack has it. The pack distributes weight very well, and unlike some of dakines smaller packs theres never a problem strapping a board vertically, even if the pack is full. Was skeptical about the side ice axe placement at first, but its actually really great and super fast in and out. Great pack, no complaints.
The vertical snowboard carry is usually the way i go with my poles. the wrist loops can go through the bottom strap so you know they wont slip out and they stay cinched down and out of the way.
I think this is a great backcountry back, the origination is very well thought out and super useful. This being said i ended up returning it anyway and going with the blade. It just didn't have enough space to fit everything, (shovel, probe, puffy, crampons, ice axe, food, water, skins, etc) for a full day. And when it was full the straps for the vertical snowboard carry couldn't make it all the way around the board. If your main use for this pack is slackcountry, buy it. If you need something that can handle the big days as well as the not so big, then something like the blade is definitely the way to go.
How is this different from the split decision kit?