- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Dakine really nailed it with the Canyon series of packs. Technically sound and lifestyle inspired, the packs will work for all pursuits.
I went with the 24L for added space. I really love the design, taller/longer with a slim profile, and a top loading system that opens really nicely for packing. Thoughtful design all around. I was most impressed with the pockets through out. Three on the exterior, a larger one on top, a small fleece lined pocket in the middle for a phone and a bonus pocket for small items at the base. The interior has a larger laptop/bladder sleeve, and another small secret pocket - ideal for stashing import documents while traveling.
The exterior fabric is burly, definitely designed to take some abuse. Technically speaking, the back panel works well for ventilation and the harness straps are reinforced at the yolk/neck of the pack for carrying heavy stuff.
All in all, Dakine really nailed, it's the Dakine DNA I'd expect to see in a pack with all of the technical feature we outdoorsy folks require.