Dakine Poacher R.A.S. snowboard backcountry vest in all black (rear view)
Dakine Poacher R.A.S. Pack - Black - Front view while wearing it

Dakine Poacher R.A.S. Vest 2024

Boardworks Breakdown: 

If you want all of the functionality of a lightweight airbag-ready snowboard pack, but don't want to feel like you are riding with a pack on, look no further. This vest is the way to go. It has plenty of room for your shovel, probe, splitboard skins, poles, and all sorts of other stuff. The vest re-destributes your carried weight so that you practically forget you are carrying anything. The only possible downside is that you may look like a turtle with it packed too full. But hey, turtles are pretty cool if you ask us. 

Manufacturer Description: 


Why carry more than you need? The Poacher R.A.S. Vest keeps backcountry essentials close at hand and gives you the option for an avalanche airbag without leaving you feeling overloaded. Designed with lift-assist laps and heli or snowcat trips in mind, the vest features an integrated low-profile pack for avalanche safety gear and front pockets to keep the small stuff within reach. It's compatible with the Mammut® Removable Airbag System 3.0 and features Dakine's exclusive RollTop closure.


  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Removable Airbag System 3.0 by Mammut® compatible (sold separately) with RollTop closure
  • Diagonal ski carry
  • Vertical snowboard carry
  • DK Impact Spine Protector compatible (sold separately)
  • Two-way radio handset or insulated hydration compatible
  • front access pockets (incl. beacon anchor)
  • Snow tool/shovel pocket
  • Internal web belt and breathable backpanel
  • Rescue whistle on sternum strap