By Bryn Clingwall..FSS Team Rider
In this blog it actually is my pleasure to introduce some backpack brands and some different styles of backpacks. I’m not sure about you, but I admit that I have a bag problem, ranging from skate to snow to camera packs. I love ’em, one cannot have too many bags, every one of them serves a specific purpose.
Take this bag for instance; the Dakine DLX, I actually just discovered this bag last year at FSS, its the perfect all around snow bag. With an external slot for your shovel handle, and a separate front opening shovel blade pocket. Making getting the shovel out and assembled simple and quick. Full straps and four clips to help you compress the bag as much as possible. The bag also has vertical and horizontal board carry, and vertical ski carry, offering a wide range of preferences. This makes the Dakine DLX the best bag for your buck.
Another bag I love to use all the time is the Dakine Reload, this bag caters to the photographer, with customizable equipment organizer, this bag can easily hold your camera body, three or four lenses and all of your flashes and accessories. It also has a padded pocket for your laptop, and two other pockets for more stash spots. Surprisingly enough it also has a vertical snowboard carry and rain cover if you decide to hit the backcountry. Coupled with an external tripod specific carry this bag is truly the photographers best friend.
This bag is one of the biggest, most heavy duty backpacks The North Face makes; The Conness 70. With 70 litres of storage, a removable top cover that converts to a lumbar pack, with a quick access zip on the front to get what you need out quickly. The North Face has really hit the spot with this bag, giving it the super customizable “Opti-Fit X”, which is a system they invented to adjust the pack on your back, allowing you to make the weight sit lower or higher, depending on your pack weight and height. This bag also has a dedicated sleeping bag pocket with its own opening for just grabbing it out and not disturbing the other contents of your bag. With a lightweight aluminium frame this bag weighs in at a stunning 5 pounds. For multiple day adventures this pack is a performer.
Even if you’re just looking for a nice new pack for cruising around town in, skating, snowboarding, photographing or maybe you like to roll around with a backpack and nothing in it. Whatever your style, your sure to find one, or two, you like at Free Spirit Sports.