DAKINE Poacher Backpack - 2746cu in
With two different ski carry methods, vertical snowboard carry, and plenty of space for enough gear for a day beyond the ropes, the Dakine Poacher Backpack lets you ditch the tram for a slackcountry adventure. Like it's bigger brother, the Dakine Guide Backpack, the Poacher pack uses supremely durable ballistic nylon and rocks comfy, padded carrying system. Reach for this pack when a dawn patrol powder mission calls your name and you need a little extra room for that backup down jacket.
- Vertical board carry and a-frame or diagonal ski carry lets you haul your weapon of choice up the mountain hands-free
- Top load allows for easy packing at home and back-access means you can reach whatever you need without empty the contents of your bag into the snow
- The pre-curved internal framesheet keeps the padded back panel comfortable and the padded waist belt takes some load off your shoulders
- Quick access snow too and shovel pocket and quick-draw ice axe sleeve means all your safety tools are easy to reach at a moment's notice
- An insulated hydro sleeve keeps your high-quality H2O from freezing solid
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This pack says it has ONE ice axe loop. Is that true? it would
This pack says it has ONE ice axe loop. Is that true? it would make way more sense if there were two..
February 18, 2012
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By: Gone Fishing
February 19, 2012
January 15, 2012
Wanted a pack that was big enough to fit all my avie gear, large camera, and enough room for long day tours. The rear access to this pack lets me grab my camera without any fuss. It is a great pack for splitboarding as you dont have to put your board back together and strap it in as it has 2 dedicated ski carrier options as well. It seems big being a 45l pack but with all the compression straps you can clamp it down and even use it as a day pack. The only negative I would say is that it doesn't seem very waterproof so if you are touring in the rain you may want to cover it with a garbage bag or some sort of waterproof cover. Overall a killer pack that will last many years.
how wide are the straps for A frame ski carry, i have skis tha
how wide are the straps for A frame ski carry, i have skis tha are 123mm wide at the bottom will they fit?
Also would the vertical carry for snowboard work on skis (i don't see why not, but who knows)?
January 6, 2012
December 14, 2011
I have the 2008 version of this pack, seems a little different, but I will add my review. This pack is awesome. I use it as a day pack, it is probably on the bigger side for a day pack, but that just means you can bring more stuff :D. Durability is awesome, have used this pack year round for 3+ years and there is no sign of wear or tear. One thing I have to say is that, it isn't waterproof so make sure you don't put your cell phone on one of the outer pockets. Oh, and i gave up on using the camel back, too much fuss, i'll just stick to bottles.
Can this pack Carry an ice ax? Specificly a black diamond Venom
Can this pack Carry an ice ax? Specificly a black diamond Venom 57cm?
By: Hayden Beck
September 24, 2011
Yes the gear loops on the sides are perfect for an ice axe
By: Mitch Andrews
September 25, 2011
December 12, 2011
Solid and comfortable when packed correctly. I would say it was a bit on the small size for 2-3 day trips but doable if aren't in a rush to load up. Weight isn't a problem for me at least but there are 1 to maybe 2 lbs lighter packs out there but I doubt you could notice much difference. Pockets are a bit on the small side to be super useful but that keeps your load compact and streamlined and not hanging all over the place. Excellent choice for multi snow sport enthusiast as it might be the only pack that has built in carry for skis and a board. The back panel access is clutch when you need it. Still if your doing overnight winter tours and have a decent assortment of gear the guide series might suit that need better. I am borrowing this out to the lady friend and making the guide my go to winter camping pack.
Not made for anything in bounds. If your worst case scenario does not include a night of sleeping outside iwith snow on the ground you should look elsewhere.
Whats the difference between last years and this years models,
Whats the difference between last years and this years models, last years model only $80.00, whats the difference between the two if any, thanks.
By: Zach Perry
September 1, 2011
Just colors, Thats all...
By: Hayden Beck
September 24, 2011
Good, but watch your shovel choice.
October 3, 2011
I just bought this pack but haven't used it yet, it seems pretty good but I have one complaint. The shovel pocket seems designed for a telescoping shovel like the ones Dakine makes. I have a Voile collapsible shovel which is a pretty standard size but the handle is too long to fit in the shovel pocket properly, so I have to attach it through the loops on the side of the bag.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- 630D nylon, 1260D ballistic nylon
- 45 L
- yes, padded
- (external) 1 lid, 1 front shovel
- 3.7 lb
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry touring
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- Access Types:
- top, back panel
- Shovel Pocket:
- pre-curved framesheet
- Rain Cover:
- Ski Carry:
- yes, diagonal, , A-frame
- Snowboard Carry:
- yes, vertical
- Ice Axe Loops:
- Hydration Compatible:
- yes, insulated sleeve
- Reservoir Included: