5 Rad Backcountry Packs


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.

Key features

Vertical or horizontal board carry

Fleece-lined goggle pocket

Insulated hydro sleeve

External shovel pocket

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Burton AK 23L Pack

Built for serious use and abuse. The 23L is a workhorse, with a comfy horizontal board carry and super load-compressing straps to keep it all tight. It is also one of the most adjustable bags out there for dialing in that perfect fit and load balance.

Key features

Low profile horizontal board carry

Vertical board carry

Cushy ergonomic shoulder harness

Hydro sleeve compatible

External probe storage

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Rome Blitz Pack

You never know what you may need, with the Blitz you can bring it all. This bag is big, with a 50L capacity and with the top-loading design you can easily access the main compartment without taking your board off it. Great for long days and long hikes.

Key features:

Vertical and horizontal board carry

Comfy back panel for comfort and airflow

Hydro pocket and port

Cushy bio-formed waist belt

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Volcom Fuselage Heli Pack

Everything you need, nothing you don't. This slim pack is perfect for keeping it minimal when loaded with just the essentials, but it expands if you need to bring an extra layer, lunch and more. Simple and functional, check.

Key features

Cushioned back panel

Vertical board carry

External shovel blade pocket

Hydro sleeve and port

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Electric Suppress Pack

Pockets for everything you can think of. With a spacious main compartment and smaller pockets all over featuring waterproof zippers, this pack stows mad gear. Fully adjustable board carry straps also double as load compressors.

Key features

External shovel and probe pockets

Vertical and horizontal board carry

Hydro sleeve and port

Cushy molded back panel

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