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Burton Snowboards Zoom Pack

Review Date: Mar 28, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Great fit, well built, works great to carry gear while skiing/boarding
Top storage too small, a few to many bits hanging off it

I too looked closely at this pack and the DaKine Sequence. Both were well built with the DaKine taking an edge there. They both held about as much photo gear as I want to carry skiing. The main reason I got the Burton was that it just felt better on, it seems to hug my 210 lb frame better. I would suggest you try both out for yourself if you can as the DaKine is no slouch of a pack at all.

I typically carry my 20D, 10-22, 24-105(or 70-200), 50 (or 85), 1.4 TC, 580EX(sometimes) and lots of goodies.

The rear outside pocket will carry a shovel and poles, or you can stuff a jacket in there.

The side mesh pocket is no good for a water bottle, it would fall out easy. The zippered pocket on the other side is quite handy.

One other beef is I find the sternum strap way too high up and it can't be moved lower.

I have rolled over hard on this pack a few times as I do not take it easy at all with it on and have had no damage at all to the camera gear. I would not use a Rebel (or Nikon's equivalent) plastic body in it though.

This is a quality, well built pack that works great for its intended purpose.