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Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L Ski Boot Bag – Test and Review

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Updated April 9th, 2024

Dakine Boot pack DLX 75L Review

Manufacturer and Model: Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L
List Price: $130


Summary

The Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L is a larger boot bag with lots of storage space. It has the high quality durable construction that Dakine is known for. It has lots of storage compartments and heavy duty padded construction. It is made from recycled materials. It is one of the best ski boot bags available today.

What we liked:

  • Very durable construction
  • Plenty of room for your ski boots and all the rest of your gear.
  • Padded to protect your boots and gear
  • Available in a lot of colors
  • Separate compartment for boots and gear

What we didn’t like:

  • Backpack straps can’t be removed
  • No drainage grommets or holes in the boot compartment

Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L product image

Specifications

  • Size – 24 x 17 x 14 inches
  • Volume – 75L
  • Features – Dedicated boot compartment, pockets for helmets, gloves and accessories

Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L Review

I have been using a Dakine Roller Ski Bag for a long time for ski travel. I’ve had it for around 15 years now and it probably has 50 flights on it plus a ton of road trips. It’s still going strong and might last another 10 years. When it came time to get a new boot bag, I went with a Dakine ski boot bag, knowing that it would have both good function and good durability.

Dakine makes a wide variety of boot bags from a 45L youth model up to the DLX 75L. I don’t like to have to cram everything into a bag to just barely get the zippers shut. I chose the larger DLX 75L bag for its larger size and more storage pockets.

Let’s get into all the details of the Daking Boot Pack DLX 75L

Dakine Boot Pack DLX side view

1 – 75 liters of Storage Volume

The Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L bag has a lot of space in it. It will easily fit a set of boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, base layers, ski jacket and pants, and whatever else you want to wear that day. It has a lot more room in it than a standard 50L boot bag. There is no struggle getting the zippers shut after loading it up.

The bag is still small enough to not take up too much space while traveling. I prefer this bag size over the 50L bags just for how much easier they are to load.

2 – Bag Construction and Recycled Materials

The bag is made with recycled 600D Polyester ripstop with a water repellent finish. It has padding all around the exterior of the bag with more rigid padding on the boot compartment opening flap. The bottom has an extra layer of material to prevent chafing and wear through into the bag. They use YKK zippers everywhere.

All the materials are bluesign® approved. This means that the materials are produced sustainably.

3 – Storage Compartments

How many compartments does this ski boot bag have? A lot. Let’s take a look.

Boot Compartment

The boot compartment opens from the back of the bag and has tarpaulin material on the bottom and opening flap. You can set the bag on the ground and use the opening flap as somewhere to step while putting boots on without stepping in the snow. It does mean you’re setting your boot bag down in whatever mess you are trying to avoid stepping in. This compartment will easily fit very large ski boots.

There are no grommets or other drainage holes at the bottom of the boot compartment. Keep that in mind if you put your boots away without removing all the snow first.

Boot Pack DLX 75L boot compartment

Helmet Compartment

There is a large compartment on top that is large enough to fit a big size XL ski helmet with lots of room to spare. My Smith Nexus size XL is in the image below.

Dakine Boot Pack 75L helmet compartment

Front Gear Compartment

The front of the bag has another large gear compartment that zips open from the front. This is large enough to fit your ski jacket and ski pants plus other clothes.

Boot Pack DLX 75L front compartment

Small top compartment

There is a smaller top compartment on top of the large helmet compartment. It is big enough for goggles or other gear. It’s a few inches deep but not deep enough for a ski helmet.

Dakine Boot Pack DLX top pocket

Side compartments

There is a zipper compartment on each side of the bag. They are big enough to hold a large water bottle and other miscellaneous items

Small front compartment

The vertical zipper on the front opens up another thin compartment where you can throw in some more clothing or other soft items that don’t need a lot of depth.

4 – Backpack Straps and Handles

The bag has padded backpack straps that also have a chest strap. The opening flap for the boot compartment is also padded on the back side so you don’t feel any edges on the boots pressing against your back. The straps are not stowable or removable.

The bag also has 2 carrying handles on the top. One in the front of the bag and one on the back of the bag.

Dakine Boot Pack 75L backpack straps

5 – Ski Straps

The bag has a set of webbing straps on each side that can be used for attaching skis or a snowboard. They have a lot of excess webbing for attaching large items. There are small velcro straps on each strap to keep the excess strap organized.

Recommendation – Buy or No Buy?

If you want a boot bag that is easy to load and unload with lots of compartments, then you can’t go wrong with the Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L. It has a lot of space and is made from durable recycled materials.

See our guide to the best ski boot bags for other good options.

Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L product image

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Ryan Craig
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days, I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible. Visit our About Us page and learn more.

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