I am contemplating between Dakine Heli, and Osprey Karve 11 or Karve 6. I am 5' 7", 140 lbs and don;t want a big size bag. The requirement is to carry somethings for the day in the slopes, as I am a beginner, I will be only in the groomers for most part.
Dakine looks good but a little bigger (Although the dimensions are pretty close, you tube videos it looks larger), Osprey karve 11 looks good for my size.
Here is the things that I am confused on
- Is Karve 6 almost the same size, and does it have the bladder capability as the Karve 11
- Does the Karve 11 come with the hydration bladder or I will have to buy it ?
- Many people are complaining about the waist belt being useless, will the top buckle be sufficient to hold it in the shoulders
- Dakine price is cheaper than the Osprey, the price of the Dakine and the osprey 3 L bladder is equal to the price of the Karve bag only.