DaKine Women's Team Heli Pro DLX 18L:
For the serious female skier or snowboarder, the DaKine Women's Team Heli Pro DLX 18L Backpack will carry your gear comfortably whether carving turns in the backcountry or walking to the lodge. The smaller volume of this pack provides a better fit for the generally smaller female torso than DaKine's unisex version of the same pack. Also, the Heli-Pro DLX backpack has numerous features not found on its smaller cousin, the Heli Pro pack. For one, the Team Heli Pro DLX is capable of hauling a snowboard in a cross carry arrangement thanks to a secondary external back panel that creates a wide, stable carry sleeve. Another upgrade is the spacious, easily accessible external snowtool pocket, large enough for a snow shovel, skins, and an extra layer of clothing. And if that's not enough tool carrying capacity, a quick draw ice axe / shovel handle holster is also included. Additional carry features include a stable, one-strap, retractable ski carry and diagonal capability. The DaKine Women's Team Heli Pro DLX also offers upgraded pocket features. The zippered tool pocket includes a secure key clip and a zippered waistbelt pocket accommodates most digital cameras, making it real handy to record an unforgettable run. This pack also includes an insulated hydro sleeve built into a shoulder strap to prevent the annoyance of frozen bite valves and hydration tubes.