Bags may be one of the more overlooked pieces of gear in your collection, but in reality, are perhaps the most vital. From protecting that precious laptop on your bike ride to class, to ensuring that you can adequately pack all the essentials for a multi-day backcountry excursion, it’s crucial to have a bag that you can whole-heartedly rely on for years to come. Below are seven of the best snowboard bags from the annual snowsports tradeshow in Denver that proved up to the task.
Dakine has always had a strong reputation for constructing quality bags, and 2019 looks to be business as usual. From daypacks that feature no frills yet plenty of functionality, to technical backcountry packs with Mammut® Removable Airbag System® compatibility, Dakine truly has a bag for everyone. Combine the technical aspects with their classic styling, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better collection of packs.
Nitro has been offering a diverse series of bags through their Urban, Daypack and Outdoor collections, and simply put, these 2019 bags look clean. Featuring everything from rolltops and low-key daypacks, to technical bags with vertical board-carrying straps, there’s sure to be a perfect style of bag for any style of rider. And while we can expect a few more color options in the 2019 collection, we do have to say that these black, leather-accented packs look pretty darn sharp.
Any time you see Travis Rice’s name on something, you know it’s not going to disappoint. Take the Quiksilver TR Platinum for instance – coming in at a 24L volume, it’s not only the largest bag in the Quiksilver lineup, but it’s also the most technically-sound. With hydration compatibility, shovel and probe compartments and a specific ice axe carrying system, this bag is sure to be a welcomed companion on any backcountry adventure. And once the snow melts, the TR Platinum even makes for an efficient daypack with its removable waist belt and interior laptop sleeve.
Have you ever reached for your luggage at the airport baggage carousel only to realize that the all-black duffel bag you’ve picked up is actually someone else’s? Well, if you’re looking for some new travel bags that will stand out among the rest, then Roxy has got you covered. Between the Tribute Backpack, the Long Haul Travel Bag and the Vermont Board Bag, Roxy’s eye-popping patterns will ensure your luggage is easily spotted among the sea of generic black bags.
The North Face continues along their technical backpack legacy with the tried-and-true Summit Series. Focusing on lightweight, bullet-proof designs, this series of bags caters to everyone from the entry-level backcountry rider to the gnarliest of mountaineers. Whether you opt for the smaller-packaged, do-it-all Phantom or the ultra-rugged, Denali guide-approved Prophet, there’s no doubt that your North Face Summit Series bag will hold up to any backcountry missions during any and all seasons.
Capita steps into the luggage game for 2019 with the introduction of their Roller Board Bag. Featuring a roomy 166cm size, this bag offers ample storage compartments in addition to the ability and luxury to carry multiple boards. With a bright red colorway and Capita’s NASA-inspired branding, you also won’t have to worry about mistaking your board bag with anyone else’s as you wait for it to arrive at the airport’s oversized luggage claim.
Patagonia has been synonymous with backcountry adventures since well before most of us were born. But if that’s not enough to get you hyped on their bags, then maybe their lightweight, highly durable and extremely versatile designs will. With a plethora of sizes, styles and colorways offered across their technical bag collection, you can bet you’ll find a bag that suits your lifestyle – both on snow and off.