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NEW IN: SKATEBOARD BACKPACKS
By Sam Higgins, 15 May 2017
For the amount of use it gets, your backpack is probably one of the most reliable pieces in your wardrobe, so it might take some convincing to get you to switch things up. But that’s where all you curb-surfing and kick-flipping kids are in luck, as our latest arrival of bags come armed with, well, another set of arms to carry your board for you.
Contrary to what you might think, strapping your board to your bag won’t turn a minor annoyance into a bad back. These backpacks are built for both the wear and tear of everyday life and heavier-than-normal weight loads, without the silhouettes expanding to silly proportions.
The khaki Carhartt rucksack, for example, shows all the qualities of your usual commuter carriers when off duty, with its hiking-inspired elastic and skate strapping simply a neat functional detail until called into action. For fans of more a more sleek shell, however, opt for Nike SB’s khaki rucksack, which has done away with any added detailing and focused on creating a simple and stylish silhouette.
If, however, you want something more spacious for your snacks and the odd knee pad, Element’s black backpack boasts added side zips, buckled ties for your board and padded straps for extra comfort. Similarly, its blue sibling’s durable canvas outer and reinforced grab handle is perfect for steezily lugging around your skate gear.