DAKINE Mission Backpack - 1500cu in
Sure, you planned on going to class today, which you can easily prove by the fact that you stashed your 15-inch laptop into your DAKINE Mission 25L Backpack. But you also attached your snowboard to the pack's vertical carry straps and tossed your goggles into its fleece-lined pocket. So, upon closer inspection, one would almost think you were on a mission to ditch class and shred from the start.
- Padded sleeve that allows you pack your 15" laptop
- Fleece lined pocket for your sunglasses or goggles
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March 21, 2013
The rest of the reviews on this pack are funny to me. No, it's not a hydration pack, nor does it claim to be. And I cant seem to find any claims of it having a waterbottle pocket either. So if you're new to Dog funk, my suggestion to you (and all of you who already own this pack, and apperantly didn;'t read these upon purchase...) READ THE TECH SPECS... not super labor intensive there ya bunch of rocket scientists.
Now, onto my review.
Got this backpack on Whiskey Militia for $24 +shipping in Neon Blocks.
Love this pack. Why? Because it's versatile. Already done some intense study seshs with this pack (thank you padded laptop sleeve), and I've also taken it on a couple of back country hikes. It's great for snowboard carry and easy to ride with, and if you're not a kook, and you care about the environment at all, there are plenty of spaces to hook a water bottle with a carabiner on.
Lifetime warranty, check.
Read the Tech Specs, check.
Attend classes and stare at Whiskey militia all lecture, check.
Hike in Mammoth Mountain's backcountry, check.
This isn't a serious pack, and if thats what you're looking for, I suggest you take some backcountry classes before buying this pack and then b!tching about the non-existent bladder pouch... duh.
5 of 5 stars
April 24, 2012
I needed to get a new backpack for school during the week and sking on the weekends so I got this pack and it's gonna be here for a looooong time. The goggle pouch is handy for keys too and the padded pockets work fantastic! Everything stays dry and overall it's a really good backpack that I would highly recommend!
PS. anybody with a brain know of a difference between the mens
PS. anybody with a brain know of a difference between the mens and womens version of this bag besides the smaller shoulder straps? I'm a pretty small chick, and the mens (aka standard) version is just fine.
March 23, 2013
March 1, 2013
Great backpack for school. It has held up for 2 years already
is this hydration bladder compatible?
is this hydration bladder compatible?
November 16, 2011
No it is not. However the smaller 20L Dakine Heli Pro does, as well as the larger 26L Dakine PRO II.
By: Joshua Moore
November 16, 2011
dogfunk rocked x-mas
January 27, 2013
Thanks for the making my x-mas shoping so easy. The product price was great and the shipping was speedy and reasonable in price. I was very happy with the quality of the product. You have made me a customer for the future.
Excellent backpack, but not perfect.
September 12, 2012
- Great outer design, looks good wearing it
- Very strong and durable, should last a long time
- Has many pockets and organizers
- Can fit most 15 inch laptops
- Shoulder straps are designed to attach and not hang, which puts less stress on your back.
- Whoever designed the water-bottle pouch is a genius (end of sarcasm). The zipper pouch doesn't hold cups securely and they often fall out. Some models have the pull out mesh holder like most conventional backpacks, however, this model does not.
- Interior space is quite thin. If you're the kind of person who likes to pack a lot of things, you might not be able to fit everything. It is only good for flat objects such as notebooks.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the backpack. If it weren't for those two cons, it would be rated 5 stars instead of four.
Does this pack come with the strap that you can put ice-axes/shovels
Does this pack come with the strap that you can put ice-axes/shovels in?
August 10, 2011
If you are looking for the straps on the side of the pack then this does not come with them. this is more of a school backpack that can also carry a snowboard/ skateboard with the buckle straps. the Dakine Heli Pro bag does have side straps for a shovel.
By: Tim Bohlken
August 23, 2011
Richard "HD" Hazelwood
August 27, 2012
This Is a great bag, It looks awesome! and you can fit alot of camera gear in it also can put a laptop or a Apple Ipad in the front
Ripped off again
February 27, 2012
The product itself is okay but dont expect the discount. I purchased this pack the other week and was charged full price when the discount was visable on the page. No problem i figured i'd just contact the staff. Using the same adress they responded from other orders of mine they messed up on. After being ignored in three e mails and two phone calls..... I'm ready to go back to rerailers. The price might be higher, but at least they do not charge money to your visa illeagally and ignore you. Thanks for ripping me off once again DF.!!!!
Sits low, no laptop strap
January 30, 2012
I bought this as a replacement for an old Targus laptop commuter bag. The snowboard style sits a bit too low on the back for my taste (I guess you need an oversized snowboard jacket for it to fit right). Also, the laptop pocket doesn't have a strap/bucket or Velcro to keep the laptop from moving around. This may or may not be an issue for some, but it makes the pocket seem like an afterthought into the bags design. Finally, the side pockets are too small for regular sized water bottles.
Meh. I've seen better.
December 6, 2011
Can it carry your snowboard? Yes. Can it accommodate a hydration pack? Sorta. Can you carry your laptop inside? Yes. Can you easily carry a water bottle? No. Are there plenty of places to store sunglasses and goggles? Yes.
If I had it to do over again (and I suppose I do), I'd go with a pack that better accommodates a hydration pack. This pack has a pocket for the bladder (the laptop pocket) but no easy way of getting the hose out of the bag and accessible. There is no tiny hole in the top; you're forced to just shut the zippers of the main pocket around the hose. Also, there's nowhere to put a nalgene or even a regular old 16.9 oz. water bottle. Water fail, I'd say.
It's plenty big for granola bars, sunscreen, and anything else you'd likely need on the slopes, but as a travel backpack, it's undersized, particularly when you have your laptop and power adaptor already jammed in there.
Overall, I'd try to take a look at these in person before investing in one. Know what your priorities are in a pack and make sure they are WELL established in the pack, not just a slight hint at them.
August 4, 2011
I bought this pack to use for school - I've had a North Face for the past few years, but seeing as it was white when I bought it and is now a nasty tannish color, I felt the need for an upgrade.
I bought it in Citron, because I love the color yellow - I guess I didn't realize "citron" is similar to "citrus." That being said, its actually a lime green. I was a bit bummed about that.
Also, there isn't a place to store the waist straps, so that was slightly disappointing.
Other than that, this is a great pack! Plenty of storage space, including a nice cushioned laptop sleeve, two fleece-lined pockets, and a nice organzing pocket. The front straps fit my Original longboard perfectly, so I'm pretty stoked about that!
All around, a nice pack, certainly can't complain for the price.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- polyester (600D)
- (external) 2 side, (internal) 1 organizer panel, 1 fleece-lined goggle
- Shovel Pocket:
- yes, padded
- Ski Carry:
- Snowboard Carry:
- yes, vertical
- Hydration Compatible:
- Reservoir Included:
- Ice Axe Loops:
- Climbing Gear Loops:
- Rain Cover:
- 2 lb
- 25 L
- Recommended Use:
- snowboarding, attending class, everyday
- Manufacturer Warranty: