Michael B.wrote a review of DAKINE 70L Boot Locker DLX on January 1, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I like to have one bag for all of my gear so I can just grab and go- I also like to have a bag that has ample access so that I don't have to completely empty the bag to get to the gear I need for the day. This is almost that bag....I have been using for almost one year and it almost meets all of my needs. Boot compartment is great, generous size, keeps moisture away from other gear- provides some extra storage if your boots done fill up the area- I have 27.5 feets and there's extra room for 3 pairs of gloves and some hard goods like harness, hand warmers, rope etc... Back pack straps are essential, in my opinion, and work as you would expect, tuck away nicely , and show no evidence of tearing away from pack after plenty of use. I like the u shaped opening on top although I think it could be a little larger- provides adequate access but not great. I think side access helmet port is unnecessary. Upper compartment is a little too small in my opinion and I think they could take some space from lower compartment and add it to upper compartment- I do try to fit a lot in here and and 80 or 90 liter version may suit my needs better so I cant fault dakine for that. I pack 2 merino bottoms and 2 merino tops, touring pants, resort pants, burly bibs, burly shell, down vest packed in its own pocket, lightweight down jacket packet into its own pocket, 800 fill down jacket packed into its own pocket, 3 pair socks, goggles, primaloft pants packed into its own pocket , and some other little stuff jammed into what ever crevice is left over. Helmet will not fit with all this stuff in there but I have back pack with ice ax, crampons, and patagonia primo down jacket (by the way- this is the best COLD resort jacket I have ever tried- cold windy summit county, jackson, big sky, whitefish cold... so anyway, great bag if 70L is big enough for your needs. 80 or 90 liter version would prob suit my needs better- if they ever made one of those I would first in line. Agree with previous reviewer that this would also make a great mountain bike/cycling bag with shoes, dirty stuff/wet stuff, tools in bottom and everything else up top.