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Snowboarders are typically hoarders, collecting anything else their friends are trying to get rid of. If you’re smart, you can even piece together your entire boarding setup with second-hand equipment from friends. Once your setup is complete, you’re going to need somewhere to store everything. A good bag that actually fits your board isn’t easy to come by. Totes simply don’t cut it. Duffel bags are too small. Other options are awkward and leave your board prone to damage. Purchasing the best snowboard bag, however, will protect your gear, simplify transportation, and help you avoid being laughed at while lugging all your gear around.

Snowboard bags vary, which is why it’s important to think about what you will be using your bag for. Will it be more of a storage unit for your gear, staying in one place for long periods of time? Or will you be using it to travel from the Rockies to the Alps to the Andes? Would wheels make traveling much easier? Or are you going to be hauling your bag through the snow? A snowboard bag is the final piece in a complete snowboarding setup and there are plenty of options in this article.

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Quick Answer - The Best Snowboard Bags

  1. Burton Space Sack
  2. PICTURE ORGANIC
  3. DAKINE Tour
  4. Thule RoundTrip
  5. Athletico Freestyle
  6. Element Equipment Tour Deluxe
  7. Burton Wheelie Gig
  8. DAKINE Low Roller
  9. DAKINE High Roller
  10. Burton Wheelie Locker

 

Comparison Table - Best Snowboard Bag

PictureNameWeightShoulder StrapLockable ZipperWheelsPriceRating
Burton Space Sack2 lbs. 7 oz.Yes (removable)YesNo$$4.1
PICTURE ORGANICN/ANoYesNo$$3.8
DAKINE Tour2 lbs. 13 oz.YesYesNo$$4.5
Thule RoundTrip2 lbs. 14 oz.YesYesNo$$$4.5
Athletico Freestyle2 lbs. 8 oz.YesNoNo$3.7
Element Equipment Tour Deluxe3 lbs. 10 oz.YesNoNo$$4.1
Burton Wheelie Gig3 lbs. 10 oz.YesYesYes$$$4.5
DAKINE Low Roller6 lbs. 3 oz.YesYesYes$$4.3
DAKINE High Roller7 lbs.YesYesYes$$$4.5
Burton Wheelie Locker10 lbs. 7 oz.YesYesYes$$$4.6
PictureNameWeightShoulder StrapLockable ZipperWheelsPriceRating
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Reviews - The Best Bags for Snowboards

Burton Space Sack

Specs
  • Dimensions: 156 cm: 63 x 13.75 x 6.5 inches
  • Material: Polyester with thermoplastic backing
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes (removable)
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Many Different Sizes To Choose From
  • Comes In 15 Different Colors
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Lockable Zipper Fits TSA Standards

BEST BAG FOR BEGINNERS

The Burton Space Sack gets the job done at an affordable price point. It doesn’t offer much in terms of protection, but if you’re just throwing your boards in storage, you don’t need to worry about that. The Space Sack comes in a variety of color options, which makes it easy to find a bag that adds a bit of flair to your setup. This bag is perfect for beginners who want to gauge whether a bag is necessary or not.

PICTURE ORGANIC

Specs
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 6.3 x 65 in
  • Material: Recycled Polyester + Polyester
  • Weight: N/A
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: No
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Comes in 2 Different Colors
  • Eco-Friendly: Made with 50% Recycled Material
  • Lockable Zipper On The Main Compartment So You Can Protect Your Valuables
  • External Compression Straps To Prevent Sliding and Help Save Space

BEST ECO-FRIENDLY BAG

This bag is very simple and at the same price point as other bags on this list with many more features. It only has one main hand strap for carrying, and a handle on the end which allows for simple dragging (without wheels). The thing that sets this bag apart is the fact that it’s made with recycled material, making the purchase lighter on your eco-conscience. The bag comes in two different unisex colors so you’re sure to find a style that fits you.

DAKINE Tour

Specs
  • Dimensions: 157 cm: 65 x 12 x 6 in // 165 cm: 69 x 12 x 6 in
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Locking Exterior Zipper Pocket Fits TSA Standards And Protects Your Belongings
  • Dual End Handles For Easy Carrying
  • 360-degree Padded Board Protection To Prevent Your Board From Getting Damaged
  • Packs Small When In Storage

BEST BUDGET BAG FOR MORE EXTREME SNOWBOARDERS

Dakine has a reputation to uphold, and the Tour Snowboard bag lives up to the high expectations. It has 360-degree protection, which makes it ideal for traveling. Plus the bag is very light in comparison to other models with padding. There are many different sizes to choose from, which will facilitate purchasing the optimal bag. The Dakine Tour is one of the most-loved bags on the market.

Thule RoundTrip

Specs
  • Dimensions: 66.1 x 16.1 x 7.1 in
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Internal Compression Straps for non-shifting protection
  • Internal Zippered Pockets For Storing Your Valuables
  • External Compression Straps For Secure Packing

BEST TRAVEL BAG FOR DUAL-SPORT ATHLETES

Thule’s bags are guaranteed to protect your precious equipment. The Roundtrip has a handful of unique features that other bags in this list simply can’t compete with. The internal compression straps, for example, help lock your gear in place. This will give your stuff maximum protection as you travel from mountain to mountain. Even though that bag features padded protection, it still is light enough for easy transportation. The bag also has an internal sleeve for poles. So if you are transporting a board and skis constantly, look no further. The Thule Roundtrip is a great all-around performer.

Athletico Freestyle

Specs
  • Dimensions: 175 cm: 71 in x 12 in
  • Material: Polyester with a Tarpaulin Bottom
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: No
Features
  • Fully Padded Throughout For Maximum Equipment Protection
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or Your Money Back
  • Adjustable Compression Strap Packs Your Gear Down Tight For Travel

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY BAG

The Athletico Freestyle is the most affordable bag on the list. It’s spacious, durable, and easy to transport. There is dense foam padding throughout the bag as well, which will protect your gear. This bag, unlike others, has a top and a bottom. The bottom side is made of tarpaulin, which resists water and is much more durable. The bag will fit your board and clothing but is a bit too small to carry your boots as well. The bag only comes in a navy blue color and in one size. This bag is the most affordable for a reason. Simply put, it does not perform as well as the others, but it will get the job done.

Element Equipment Tour Deluxe

Specs
  • Dimensions: 157 cm: 62 x 12 x 5.5 in // 165 cm: 65 x 12 x 5.5 in
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 3 lbs. 10 oz.
  • Wheels: No
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: No
Features
  • Adjustable Internal Compression Straps For Secure Packing
  • Waterproof Liner
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee If You Aren’t Satisfied

BEST WATERPROOF BAG

This bag from Element is truly ready for all of the elements. It’s the most waterproof bag on the list, keeping your things dry in even the most extreme weather. This bag is an all-around beast when it comes to packing. You’ll have internal compression straps, locking your gear in place no matter what. Plus, the two different size options make it easy to snag a bag that’s going to fit well.

Burton Wheelie Gig

Specs
  • Dimensions: 156 cm: 63 x 13 x 8.3 in // 166 cm: 66.9 x 13 x 8.3 in // 181 cm: 72.4 x 13.4 x 9.4 in
  • Material: Polyester with Thermoplastic backing
  • Weight: 3 lbs. 10 oz.
  • Wheels: Yes
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Fully Padded Storage for Multiple Boards
  • IXION Skate Wheel System For Super Easy And Convenient Transport
  • Comes in 6 different colors
  • Lifetime Warranty

BEST ROLLER BAG FOR TALL SNOWBOARDERS

Tall snowboarders know that it can be hard to find the gear that accommodates your size. Burton, fortunately, has made a bag that will fit a large 181 cm board no problem. Burton doesn’t cut any corners on this bag. It’s an incredible all-around performer that has all of the features you need to transport your gear. The higher price is due to the rolling capabilities this bag has. If you’re serious about protection and want a bag that rolls, the Burton Wheelie Gig is an awesome option.

DAKINE Low Roller

Specs
  • Dimensions: 157 CM: 67 x 12 x 6 in. // 165 CM: 70 x 12 x 6 in. // 175 CM: 74 x 12 x 6 in.
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Wheels: Yes
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Compatible Handle System That Pairs With Other Rolling Luggage
  • Comes in 9 different colors
  • Packs Down For Easy Storage
  • 360 Degree Padded Board Protection
  • Lifetime Warranty

BEST BUDGET ROLLER BAG

If you know a rolling bag is necessary for transporting your gear to the mountain and you don’t want to break the bank, then this bag is for you. It doesn’t come with a shoulder strap, which a lot of boarders find annoying. This bag is a low roller, which is great for travelers. You can easily haul your bag alongside other suitcases. If you are only transporting one board, then this bag can also fit your boots.

DAKINE High Roller

Specs
  • Dimensions: 165 CM: 70 x 13.5 x 11.5 in. // 175 CM: 74 x 13.5 x 11.5 in.
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Wheels: Yes
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • 2 Removable Interior Bags
  • 360 Degree Padded Board Protection
  • Comes In 2 Different Colors

BEST BAG WITH REMOVABLE BAGS

If you are planning to haul your friends’ boards, this bag is a good option. The bag features 2 different removable interior bags, one for your boots and another for your outerwear. This saves a ton of space and also makes it easy to transport your other mountain necessities. The bag itself is also very spacious, which is why a lot of professional snowboarders depend on it for their year-round travel. If you’re a serious boarder, this may be the option for you.

Burton Wheelie Locker

Specs
  • Dimensions: 67 x 12.6 x 11.4 in
  • Material: Polyester with Thermoplastic Backing
  • Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Wheels: Yes
  • Shoulder Strap: Yes
  • Lockable Zipper: Yes
Features
  • Removable Internal Boot and Binding Bag
  • IXION Skate Wheels For Easy And Convenient Transportation
  • Side And Front Haul Handles For Easy Carrying
  • Internal Zippered Storage And Webbing Straps For Secure Packing
  • Lockable zipper Fits TSA Standards And Protects Your Valuables
  • Lifetime Warranty

BEST ALL-AROUND PROTECTIVE BAG

Simply put, you aren’t going to find a better bag than the Burton Wheelie Locker. The bag is a straight-up beast that can carry a whole lot of gear. One of the downsides of this bag is its weight. This may cause an issue if you air-travel a bunch. There are straps that allow for easy carry, but you won’t be able to carry it for a very long due to the weight. If you are transporting multiple boards without bindings, this bag has a compartment for sliding extra boards in.If you travel with a single pair of bindings, then you will be able to transport up to 5 or more boards.

 

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A SNOWBOARD BAG

LOCKABLE ZIPPERS

Zippers, really? If you are going to be leaving your bag in a public place, a lockable zipper is recommended. These also come in handy when flying.

 

MATERIAL

All the bags included in this article are made with polyester. Polyester is a water-resistant fabric, so your gear will not get wet unless the weather is extreme. Bags with a thermoplastic backing protect your bag from the hard ground better than those without.

 

SIZE

Some people think it’s best to purchase the largest bag in order to get the most out of it. That’s not the case with a snowboard bag. Instead, try and get a bag that will fit snugly around your board. It’s much more difficult to transport a bag that slouches on the ends or has boards shifting around inside.

 

SHOULDER STRAP

Carrying a snowboard bag on your shoulder is much more comfortable than carrying it in your arms. If you buy a bag that comes with a strap, you will be able to carry your bag much longer distances. If you are flying with your bag and don’t want a bag with wheels, a shoulder strap is indispensable. On most bags, the shoulder strap is removable so you can choose to use it only when necessary.

 

WHEELS

What are you going to be using your bag for? If you’re going to be flying with your boards, then wheels will serve you well. However, if you are just tossing your snowboard bag in the back of your car and heading up to the mountains, wheels may not be necessary. A bag with wheels is more expensive, but often has many more features than a simple transport bag.

 

PADDED PROTECTION

Again, how do you plan on utilizing your bag? Traveling a bunch? Padded protection will serve you well. Driving to the mountains? Well, as long as you keep your bag stable, your boards won’t be damaged, so you can go without padding.

 

 

FEATURES EXPLAINED

DUAL END HANDLES

If you can’t carry your bag alone, dual end handles will make carrying the bag between two people much easier. Before you purchase your bag, be sure to locate all of the different handles it has. Rolling bags typically have more options for transportation than simpler bags. For some, this may be a deal-breaker. For others, handles aren’t too important. Again, just think of how you want to utilize your bag.

COMPRESSION STRAPS

Straps on the inside or outside of your bag will really lock your board or boards into place. If not secured, boards can scratch against each other. Nothing is more frustrating than opening your bag at the slopes and finding a huge scratch on your snowboard.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

If you are going to put your bag through the wringer, the warranty should impact which bag you purchase. If you damage your bag years down the line, a company like Burton, Dakine, or Thule will replace it.

REMOVABLE INTERIOR BAGS

The most serious of boarders love this feature. It allows them to pack everything into one bag, or pack more boards into the main bag and carry their other equipment outside the bag. If you’re a beginner, it’s probably less of a necessity. 

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