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Poacher 22L Backpack

3 out of 5 stars
1 Review
Current price: $146.25 Original price: $195.00
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Why We Like The Poacher 22L Backpack

If you're going to take your adventure out of bounds, you're going to want the Dakine Poacher 22L pack on your back, ensuring your gear is right where you need it. Its 22-liter capacity gives you plenty of space to stow your layers without adding unnecessary bulk to your load. Access options include the top and back panel—which allows you to get to your gear even if your skis or snowboard are stowed in one of the convenient carry configurations. An avy tool pocket helps you prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, and an insulated hydration sleeve helps you perform your best by keeping your water flowing instead of freezing.


  • 22L pack made with streamlined space for day-long tours
  • Dual ski carry and vertical snowboard carry eases bootpacks
  • Backpanel access lets you change layers without fumbling with skis
  • Stay organized with the avalanche-tool pocket and helmet carry
  • Ice axe and other gear loops ensure your tools are on-hand
  • Insulated hydration sleeve resists freezing
  • Fleece-lined top pocket protects your goggles
  • Item #DAKZ7H6
Responsible Collection
100% recycled HD nylon
22L (1343cu in)
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
bladder sleeve
front panel, back
2 side, 2 hipbelt
Ski Carry
diagonal, A-frame
Snowboard Carry
Helmet Carry
Ice Axe Carry
Weight Capacity
3lb 3oz
24 x 11.5 x 7in
Claimed Weight
3lb 5oz
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

3 based on 1 ratings

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3 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2022

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

I'm a long time Dakine customer and own (and use) a 2007 Tactic (27L) and 2019 36L Poacher. I was looking for a replacement for the Tactic and purchased this pack. The current Poacher series has some significant improvements over past models and retains some of the flaws. The Good: Excellent materials and workmanship. The belt pocket can fit and iPhone SE in an Otter box case. Zip pockets/hydration tube access/ insulated sleeve on both shoulder straps is a plus. The pack has clean lines, is compact, and comfortable to wear.. Good layout for tools, skis/board and helmet attachment. Pocket/compartment layout is very good with the following exception. The Bad: Personally I don't like that the main compartment can only be accessed through the back panel necessitating taking the pack off. Granted this is a big plus for those that need to hike with their skis or board, not so good for the rest of us. There are no daisy chains or other external attachment points in particular on the shoulder straps. The Ugly: All the Poachers suffer from this problem and it continues with this iteration. The hydration tube routing from the compartment to the shoulder strap is very restricted by the back panel and difficult to use. Its so tight it can restrict the flow of water through the tube. Come on Dakine I'm not the only person that has noted this and it needs to be fixed. The weight of the new Poachers is ridiculous. This 22L pack weighs more than my Poacher 36L by 85 grams. Although its not a lot of weight, the comparative (old to new series) ratio of volume to weight is way out of line. Thus I returned the pack and will try out a 20L Osprey Kamber.

George D

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com