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Compartment

Carry-on

Dakine Essentials 26L

(1/1)

I also shoved tons of stuff into the organizer pocket, a USB power bank to charge my many devices, chargers, writing pad, wireless earbuds, pens, and keys. I even grabbed a sandwich for my flight and put it in the insulated cooler pocket (it stayed pretty cool too for the hour it was in there).The adjustments are spot on and the backpack feels good while it’s on your back and I even took my hoodie out and strapped it into the skateboard carry straps, it’s truly great for carrying jackets and hoodies too! Overall the duel looks sleek and was great for a carry on and held all my personal and work items perfectly. I’ve also used the Duel for skateboarding day trips, it works great for strapping your board on to the skateboard carry straps, and it has storage for your pads, water bottle, and I’ve even used the insulated cooler pocket to keep some snacks in there too! If you’re looking for a great backpack to transition from skateboarding, hiking, or even work the Duel can do it all, it’s stylish and functional

Positive
22 days ago

Size

Dakine Essentials 26L

(1/1)

I’m shorter than you and still went with the 26L. The 21L was way too small for me. If you have any intention of packing shoes, clothes, and standard edc I’d strongly recommend the 26L. I often have to pack boxing gloves and my Gi for martial arts so it was a no brainer

Positive
22 days ago

Strap