Everything you need for a weekend away.
Organized storage is the name of the game with the Dakine Split Adventure 38L Backpack. It's got everything you need for a quick road trip or short flight, with a versatile size that holds a weekend's worth of outfits and works easily as a carry-on. Its split design keeps everything organized in the main compartment, and you've also got a convenient laptop sleeve compartment to help you skate through security hassle free. Speaking of skating, you've got deployable board straps for when you settle in to home base and need a daypack to cruise around the city with.
- A versatile pack that loves to travel
- Split design keeps your clothes organized
- Separate laptop sleeve compartment makes security a breeze
- Deployable board straps accommodate a day of skating
Just what I was looking for!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I do weekend trip OFTEN as well as pack heavily for school. This pack is perfect! It fits everything I need and is saving me from having to pay for a locker at the gym!
**Addition (and one less star) upon further use: Why the heck doesn't this pack have a waist strap!? Seriously....
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I sent this to my mom because she was using an old, hideous backpack that I must've left in her house from when I was in Highschool. She flies a handful of times a year for weekend trips and this bag seemed perfect for her to not have to also have a duffel unless her trip was longer. She just used it last weekend and said that it wont fit under the seat in front of her but it does fit in the overhead bin. She's an over packer and said there was still some room in the bag for more. The Plum colorway is also super awesome, I have a backpack from Dakine in the same color and I love it!
Spacious but a bit heavy
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this bag looking for a nice travel bag with sufficient space for weekend trips that would still fit in an overhead compartment. I had considered a duffel bag, but I wanted the organization of a travel backpack.
Overall, I think this backpack does a good job but it's just a tad bit too big for me. While I seemed to have a never ending supply of things to fit in the big, the bag became a bit too heavy once it was full. And the weight was an issue because there weren't any waist straps to help offset the weight on my shoulders.
It's a sturdy, durable bag though with TONS of space. When I used it, i brought a computer, charger, pair of shoes, thick oversize coat, 2 books, 3 shirts, jeans, leggings, sweater, down coat, and a few other things. You can definitely pack a lot in there. For me, it's a bit too big; I definitely could have gone with a smaller pack. But if you're looking for a big backpack but don't want to go the backpacking route, this could be great for you!