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DAKINE Builder 40L Backpack - Men's


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Builder 40L Backpack

Trail building and maintenance is hard work, but you can make it a little easier on yourself with the Dakine 40L Builder's Pack. This portable toolshed includes an expandable chainsaw pocket for chopping down trees and a quick-access lopper sleeve for trimming branches and bushes. The internal hydration sleeve keeps plenty of water handy, and multiple storage pockets hold your other tools and daily essentials. It's finished off with a padded waist belt that keeps your heavy load stable when you're making your way into the woods.

  • Load up this pack with all of your trail maintenance tools
  • Durable 1000D nylon fabric withstands tons of abuse
  • Expandable chainsaw pocket and lopper sleeve holds heavy duty tools
  • Internal AL frame helps stabilize the load
  • Padded waist belt adds support and a comfortable carry
  • Item #DAK00XA

1000D nylon
40L (2445cu in)
6mm AL internal frame
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
top zip
1 expandable chainsaw, 1 fleece-lined sunglass, 4 internal, 2 back zippered
Recommended Use
hiking & camping, casual, cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 4

Not for a 50cc saw

I've put it through the wringer

This pack would be awesome if the chainsaw pocket was just a little bigger. I mainly like to build wood features and and cut blown down trees up to 30” diameter, so me a 50cc saw is what I normally carry to do trail work. I carry a Stihl ms261 with an 18” bar. It fits, but not well. The pocket is just a little too small to fit the saw all the way down, so it rides a little high and off center. It’s uncomfortable on long excursions. If I’m just carrying a little top handle or my cordless saw they fit fine. Also on the days I need to carry a big saw (ms462 with a 28” bar) I take the bar off and slip the saw/bar into the main compartment. It obviously takes up all room for other tools, so I need someone else to carry those. My only other complaint would be how long handled tools (shovels, Pulaskis, etc...) flop around while carrying. The straps provided just don’t quite cinch down good enough, but that’s minor usually. Other than that this is a great pack. It’s comfortable carrying heavy loads of 60+Lbs. it’s made of tough materials, and has a great selection of pockets.

>Rating: 5

Perfect pack

I've used it several times
True to size
5` 6"
160 lbs

I can carry everything I need to do trail work or cut trees. I carry a 16 in chainsaw with fuel and oil no problem. Has plenty of room for extra tools if and when needed.

>Rating: 5

Trail pack for carrying the chain saw

I've put it through the wringer

We do a lot of trail work to get ready for the NUES races we put on in the backcountry. Being able to carry your saw deep into the mountains and far from the roads that s crucial to getting the race course tight. This pack handles the big Stihl with ease and leaves plenty of room for all the support tools, fuel, bar lube, a hatchet, water and lunch. Very adjustable and comfortable for many miles on the bike.