Jameswrote a review of Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32L Backpack on February 2, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I read lots of reviews about this pack and found very few from splitboarders which made me a bit uncertain. The only one I read complained that the external helmet carry system was a bust because you couldn't use it with the board strapped to the back of the pack. What I liked about what I saw online was it looked like the side straps for A frame ski carry would be wide enough to fit a splitboard when split which provides nice versatility in my opinion. So I took the plunge. Based on my in home tests, this is a great pack for splitboarding. The side straps definitely work for splitboard. Even when the board is strapped to the back, the helmet carry system has an option to clip onto the top of the pack vs. the back so it will do the job either way. Excited to get this pack out into the backcountry.