If you’re just carrying books to school or taking your laptop to the library, any old pack will work. But when you’re out riding in the trees or hiking in the backcountry, you need a pack that’s got some legit functions. It’s gotta fit all your essentials: shovel, probe, extra gloves, and of course, lunch. It’s gotta have straps to carry your board. Most of all, it’s gotta be comfortable, with a good cushy waistbelt and shoulder straps.The five packs featured here have all these features and more. They are technical packs made just for snowboarders. That’s you, right?
DaKine Heli Pro Deluxe
Everything right where you want it. This model features Wolle Nyvelt pro model graphics and though it is low bulk and pretty low-profile, it carries a surprisingly large load, comfortably.
Vertical or horizontal board carry
Fleece-lined goggle pocket
Insulated hydro sleeve
External shovel pocket