5 Snowboard Backpacks to take Back to School

Backpacks Back to School
Stacks of packs. Photo: Richard Barnes, 2013.

If you’re still in school, heading off to college, or just need something to carry all your stuff, we’ve complied a few of our favorite multi-use snowboard backpacks you can load up and bring to the mountain and wherever else life leads you. These bags have enough room to cram in your most prized possessions and are constructed with durable materials so you can toss ’em in the lodge or your locker. While these are good go-to’s for everyday use, we don’t recommend them for mega backcountry missions– they lack the girth and carrying capabilities we like for big treks– so stay tuned for a round-up of technical packs dropping soon.

Rome Party Pack $69.99

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Party in the front and back with this bag from Rome that’s tooled for you to take to the slopes and to class the next day. It has a sleek design and a grip of features including; dual board carrying straps for your snowboard or skate, padded back panel with airflow channels, and even boasts an insulated cooler pocket for keeping cans cold.

Features:
Dual Board-Carrying Straps:
Beefy straps for carrying a snowboard or skateboard
Separate compartment for laptop or tablet
Insulated ‘cooler’ pocket for keeping beverages cold
Front pockets for organization
Foam padded back panel with airflow channels

Dakine Heli Pro 20L Backpack $90

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The most ride-ready of this roundup, this classic Dakine pack is a solid choice for loading up with shred-gear, but also works great for everyday hauling. The back sleeve easily stores your laptop or water supple, while the organized front can fit your avy shovel, or notebooks and papers.

Features:
Vertical snowboard carry
Fleece lined goggle pocket
Hydration compatible
Non-padded sleeve fits most 15″ laptops
Organized front pocket
Rescue whistle on sternum strap

Oakley Enduro 22L Backpack $60.00

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Created for orderly storage and transport of daily gear, the Enduro 22L has a main zip compartment and an internal organizational panel that’s roomy and secure. As an Oakely original, it features a solid space to store your sunnies that’s fleece-lined and padded. Dual zippers allow for quick access to your stuff throughout the day.

Features:

Dedicated internal padded sleeves secure your tablet and up to a 15” laptop
Interior organization panel keeps daily essentials in order
Padded eyewear pocket protects your shades from damage
Dual mesh water bottle pockets offer quick access to hydration
22L Capacity

Vans Transient II Skatepack Vans $65.00

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More-suited to carry your skateboard over your snowboard, we’re hyped on Vans’ Transient II for it’s clean look and larger size. It’s a 32 liter pack, so it can fit a bunch of your goods and gear, but it’s not overly bulky. It’s ninja-like design includes a padded laptop compartment, ergonomic shoulder straps, moisture-wicking fabric, water bottle pocket, and hideaway skate straps to carry your board or jacket.

Features:

32 L Capacity
19.5 L x 13 W x 5.75 D inches
Padded Laptop Compartment
Water Bottle Pocket
Hideaway Skate Straps

Volcom Vagabond Backpack $60

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Back to the basics. This bag boasts a simple design with multiple compartments and has enough space for what you need, not what you don’t. The padded backstraps are comfy without being too bulky and it comes in plenty of color ways to satisfy your favorite flavor.

Features:
Large main compartment holds books, extra clothes, and your most essential gear
Front zippered compartment includes multi-mesh pockets
A large fleece lined compartment securely holds your laptop or tablet
Side zip pockets are sized for wallet and phone
Key clip at side
Padded, adjustable straps

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