Dakine Poacher 36L Pack

··DK Impact Spine Protector compatible (sold separately)
··Vertical snowboard carry
··Diagonal & A-frame ski carry
··Backpanel zippered main access
··Deployable helmet carry
··Fleece lined goggle pocket
··Insulated hydro sleeve
··Zippered vertical side pocket
··Snow tool/shovel pocket
··Quick draw ice axe loop
··Breathable/padded hipbelt and backpanel
··Rescue whistle on sternum strap


Mark Krumwiede says:

I purchased this pack a few months in October of 2017 for the upcoming ski season. I thought it had everything I desired on a ski pack for my touring purposes. However, after utilizing the pack for maybe the 7th time I discovered two tears in the fabric on the back side of the pack going all the through to the snow tool compartment. This had happened after I was carrying my skis in the proper diagonal configuration which it was clearly made to be able to handle. I have not even abused this pack yet; the season was just starting so it was all short trips and carrying not much gear. This is not the quality of material I have come to expect from Dakine and it is extremely disappointing that even after multiple conversations with them they refused to cover any of the damages. I take care of my equipment and I expect a pack to last for years – I still have a Dakine school backpack from 11 years ago that I use. Dakine still expects their packs to last for years, realistically this isn’t the case. It has prompted me to look elsewhere for a snowsports backpack made of higher quality material. This is disappointing and has cost me a fair amount of money for only a few uses, and that shouldn’t be the case. I expect better from Dakine and will now be looking to Ortovox or BCA for gear I can rely on.

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