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DAKINE Poacher RAS Vest / Backpack

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The Poacher RAS Vest is a backpack vest hybrid with easy access to all of your tools and a low profile fit. Tech features include a Removable Airbag System (RAS), hydration compatibility, two-way radio pocket, and beacon anchor. Pockets galore have room for all of your gear and board/ski carrying straps make backcountry trekking smooth sailing. This vest is designed for fitting over your jacket, so select the size you would normally wear for outerwear.

Weight (lb)
  • 3.2
Weather Tech
  • DWR Coating
Board Carry System
  • Vertical Board Carry
  • Diagonal Ski Carry
Hydration System
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Waist Strap
Fit Guideline
  • Dakine’s Poacher Vests are designed for fitting over your jacket. Please choose the size you would normally wear for outerwear
  • 840D Nylon/ 500D Nylon Two-Tone Ripstop with Water Repellent Finish / High Tenacity Heather Plain Weave with Water Repellent Finish
  • Two Zippered Compartments
  • Fleece Lined Sunglass Pocket
  • Dri-Mesh Back Panel
  • DK Impact Spine Protector Compatible (sold separately)
  • Two-Way Radio Handset or Insulated Hydration Compatible
  • Front Access Pockets
  • Snow Tool/Shovel Pocket
  • Internal Web Belt and Breathable Back Panel
  • Rescue Whistle on Sternum Strap
  • RAS 3.0 Compatible
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Weather Tech

DWR Coating - DWR (Durable Water Repellent) allows fabric to shed moisture and prevents saturation. DWR also helps repel oils and stains which can affect the fabric's breathability. Bags with a DWR finish are a must-have in snowy or wet conditions.


Waist Strap - Keeps your pack in place when you're moving, something you absolutely want on a pack that's going to be seeing any action.


RAS 3.0 Compatible - This backpack is fully compatible with the Mammut RAS 3.0 Removable Airbag System (sold separately) for proper avalanche safety. Don't forget to pair it with Mammut's Compressed Gas Cylinder (sold separately), as well.


Overall Rating
Reviewed by 3 customers
This is just right
by Gordon Levin in Helena, MT (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/26/2024
DAKINE Poacher RAS Vest / Backpack - black
Excellent fit and adjustments for a close fitting backpack that won't shift and move around while riding. You can cinch the pack up tight. The vest part has great pockets that are both easily accessible and also secure with good zippers. Not too heavy but very sturdy. Even though the sides have an open design that can help with ventilation when it is zipped up tight to you it does restrict pit zip venting. But the design does attempt to allow pit venting and if you have it on loose like you do when hiking it's no problem. Really a good design as a pack for riding along with being able to add an avalanche airbag. It's just right.
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Looks great, feels great. Now if only it would snow…
by Jeremiah in Montana (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/8/2024
DAKINE Poacher RAS Vest / Backpack - black
Purchased this as a Christmas gift for my sister since she’s really into snowboarding. Same day I ordered it, my mother, who is also a big snowboarder, had one come in the mail (so I panicked a bit, haha). Turns out she bought it for herself (whew).
When my sister opened it up, she was super excited. It fits great! I purchased the small and it fits her (5’ 2”) great when she has all her layers on. Only issue so far is that our local ski area has no snow. Fingers crossed for snow but so far I’m super happy with the vest!
(Also, don’t know if this would help for anyone else in terms of sizing but it fits me (M, 6’, 160) snugly with no layers on)
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Killer lightweight vest
by Jesi Robbins in Truckee, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/22/2018
DAKINE Poacher RAS Vest - black
My boyfriend, 5'10" weighs 150lbs absolutely loves this vest I bought him for Christmas!
4 people have found this review helpful