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Dakine Heli Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.43 based on 335 reviews
Dakine Heli
91% of the Dakine Heli reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (72%)
Good (19%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)

- this bag is quite popular.

Specs across all Heli models
Capacity iconCapacity12-20 l (732-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-1.9 oz (0.7-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10-12 in (25-30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Dakine Heli:

Reviewers like these things about the Dakine Heli

  • Many reviewers commend the Dakine Heli backpack for the optimal comfort it delivers.
  • According to users, the bag has several attractive designs.
  • Reviewers note that it has a specialized fleece lined pocket for small items.
  • Testers noted that the pack is durable due to its fabric.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found its pockets are spacious enough to hold essentials.
  • Other users thought that the pack ensures balance and load stability.
  • Reviewers noted that the main compartment could be accessed quickly.
  • Testers said that it could carry several equipment including vertical snowboard and diagonal skis.
  • Other testers thought that the pack is compatible with hydration bladders.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a compartment dedicated for laptops.
  • Reviewers thought that the bag could be waterproof.
  • Testers thought that the bag stays close to the body when riding lifts.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag is a little small.
  • Another reviewer noted that it has no place designated to hold the helmet.

Popular Models

Dakine Heli Pro

100% choose the Dakine Heli Pro

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Dakine Heli features:
  • Snowboard carry
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Ski carry
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Shovel pocket
  • Insulated
  • Hip belt
  • Helmet carry

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Dakine Heli models (the most popular choice is the Heli pro).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

1212 l1.6 oz0.13 oz/L
pro20 l1.9 oz0.1 oz/L

Dakine Heli
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Dakine Heli ranks #3 compared with the other Dakine bags.

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The Dakine Heli ranks #128 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

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To wrap things up, this bag is great for the outdoor winter adventure, be it skiing, snowboarding, or ice climbing. It has a few configurations to hold your skis/board and does a good job at that. It’s pretty decent for hiking too but not ideal for EDC, as it lacks the organizational components needed.

Posted 23 January 2018 by Geoff C - Read full review

Mtn Weekly

The Dakine Heli Pro 20L Backpack is perfect for someone that spends time riding at their local ski resort but also likes to duck the ropes and drop into the backcountry.

Posted 19 January 2015 by Mike Hardaker - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is an attractive pack but a little heavier. There are several attachment loops which should make it easy to attach a variety of items.

Posted 19 March 2009 by Arnold Peterson - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019