BURTON RIDERS PACKS BACKPACK REVIEW
Burton have been making bags for snowboarders since the late 80s, so they have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t. The Riders’ Pack, which we’ve selected in two different colourways for the Whitelines 100, is a great example. As well as looking pretty cool in both Black (left) and Mocha Block (right) this is absolutely ram-a-jam with useful functional features, especially for backcountry riders.
There’s the horizontal board carry on the back and the vertical board one on the front, flanked by two easy access side pockets. There’s the clip straps on the side that mean you can make the bag thinner when it’s empty, so it hugs your back more effectively and doesn’t pull you off balance. There’s the comfy waist strap with external pockets for small items and the fleece-lined goggle pocket designed to stop your spare lenses getting scratched. Inside, the bag has a capacity of 25 litres, so it’s big enough to hold most things you’d need for a day hiking lines. It also has specially-designed compartments for your shovel, probe, and splitboard poles, as well as a compartment for your Camelbak with a hole to pass the pipe through. All of this is finished off with a reinforced back panel to stop anything sharp from jabbing into you. In fact, the only thing these excellent bags are missing is the kitchen sink.snowandrock.com, surfdome.com, boardwise.co.uk, half-pipe.co.uk, citysurfshops.co.uk, tribalriders.com