Dakine is legendary for making stylish, technical packs to carry everything from backcountry equipment to photo gear. They didn’t skimp on the wallet-friendly 41L Boot Pack either.
This lightweight pack features a tarp-lined main compartment meant to carry wet or dry ski or snowboard boots and a top-loading helmet compartment to carry a helmet with goggles stuffed inside. The outside front pocket is perfect for carrying extra gear like gloves, socks or hats. Padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to wear as a pack and the top handle transforms it into a capable carry bag.
While the top compartment of the 41L Boot Pack is meant to hold a helmet, it seems to be easier to fit a helmet into the main compartment along with your boots—even with larger shell boots. If empty, it’s easy to stuff the soft-sided pack into another bag for later use.