The 10 Best Skateboard Backpacks
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2020. If you frequently take your skateboard with you, whether it's to school, the office, the skate park or anywhere else, there are inevitably times when you have to carry it. These backpacks not only provide a convenient way to do that, but they can also accommodate laptops, schoolbooks, food, drinks, and any other accessories that you might need while you're out and about. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 04, 2020:
Skateboarding has experienced a renaissance recently, with over eleven million active skateboarders in the world today. Such is its popularity, it has become an Olympic sport, and continues to be adopted as a pastime by a growing number of people with each passing year. The skateboarding market generates massive revenue annually, and most of this comes from the sale of gear and accessories, which include the backpacks in this ranking.
Skateboard backpacks are identifiable by one consistent feature, which are the two straps on the front with which you attach your board. This enables you to carry it hands-free as you travel to your skating destination and makes it easier to use public transport, ride escalators, jump in cabs, or simply navigate pedestrian traffic.
Some of the backpacks in this ranking are notably smaller, with a capacity of under 24 liters, and these include the Vans Skates, Adidas Kelton, and Oakley Street Skate. These make ideal day packs and are a good choice for traveling to school or the office. They are also less cumbersome to carry on your back as you skate, but are not suitable if you wish to carry bulkier items such as textbooks or clothing from day to day.
For this purpose, you might consider a larger capacity backpack such as the RVCA Curb, DC Men's Top Dunker, Dakine Duel, Nixon Ransack, Burton Kilo 2.0, or the Timbuk2 Vert. These are well-suited to casual daily use or for overnight travel, have large enough capacities to be taken on short-haul flights or weekend breaks, and all have dedicated laptop sleeves, so you can take your work with you as well as your skateboard.
One outlier is the GoRide Longboard which is better suited to carrying heavier boards of up to twenty pounds in weight, including electric longboards, and has a large protective flap to secure the deck as well as the usual two webbing straps across the front. While transporting boards is the primary function of this model, it still has a good capacity and can accommodate a fifteen inch laptop.