Best Skateboard Backpacks

Complete Guide For 2020

Updated: October, 2020

Prologue

In the skateboarding world, there are two kinds of people. The ones that come to the skatepark barebones with just the skateboard AND there are the ones who come well prepared and equipped: Proper safety gear, quick hydration supplies, couple of snacks, some shades, and a favorite pair of headphones, apart from the skateboards of course.

And this article is for the latter kind. No Mall grabbing would be encouraged here, hah!

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Why go for a Skateboard Backpack anyway?

So to store and transport all the supplies and essentials, you need a backpack, yeah? The one that can also carry a full-sized skateboard comfortably. Enter the Skateboard backpack or merely the ‘skatepack’.

Skateboard backpacks are ergonomic multi-compartment bags with velcro straps (or any other system) to hold a skateboard on the back. 

They scream versatility since they can function as regular backpacks for your everyday use plus be capable of carrying your favorite skateboard to the skatepark at weekends. It is a no brainer!

And if you’re looking to buy a new one for yourself (why wouldn’t you?) then you’ve come to the right place!

But wait!

Don’t buy a skatepack without considering these!

Lots of storage 

Space to keep your belongings in safe is an essential aspect of any backpack. Many of the popular options in the market do not offer ample storage and skimp on its functionality. There should be well-made compartments to keep your various sports equipment and essentials.

They should also have a side mesh for your hydration supplies because why not? A tiring day at the skatepark will leave you thirsty at the end and a compartment to take your bottle from, for a quick sip is convenient.

Another essential thing to note is the storage of safety gear. As you’re a skater, you’d naturally have your pads and helmet with you. 

And having space you need to store and carry ALL the essential safety gear, should you require it, is crucial. So go with the backpacks that can fit in all the equipment mentioned above.

Skate straps

What makes a backpack a skateboard backpack? – the dual straps on the back to carry the skateboard, of course! These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

Some skatepacks only come with the top strap, and some are non-adjustable, both of which are a big NO-NO. You’d always want a dual strap system where it is easy to fasten the board to your bag securely. 

And always go with adjustable straps since those that don’t come with it tightly secure the board only when the backpack is full. When empty, the straps fail to fasten the board properly.

The majority of these backpacks come with velcro straps, which are pretty efficient at what they do and support 8-10 inch wide boards. Some come fitted with straps that can not hold anything wider than 9 inches, which is something you should actively avoid while purchasing your next skateboard backpack.

Reinforced material

Grip tape abrasion is a thing, and it damages not only your brand new kicks but also your skatepack if attached incorrectly or used with inferior material. 

Backpacks with material that are resistant to the abrasive nature of the grip tape are ideal. High-quality materials are used in the back padding since that is what comes in contact while you have the skateboard strapped on. If not present, gradually, the entire back portion of the backpack will be scrapped off and won’t look good after a month or two of use. 

Additional straps

Sternum straps and waist straps are crucial as well. You surely do not want your backpack all wobbling around while traveling to your skatepark, do you? 

A sternum strap is used to disperse the overall weight, so your shoulders don’t do all the work. It makes for a much better backpack wearing experience. You may tighten the strap to your desired preference – the tighter the fasten, the more displaced the weight will be.

And the waist strap especially helps stabilize that backpack (reduces swaying) with your body, especially when you have a skateboard strapped on with the other essentials inside. They work similarly to the sternum straps, but they help disperse load to the hips instead of the chest.

So, since you know what to look for in your next excellent purchase,

Let us jump right in – to the handpicked lineup of the best in class Skateboard backpacks!

The best backpacks!

Below is an array of the different models of popular skatepacks in the market right now that you may choose from!

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Eastsport Double Strap Skater Multipurpose Backpack, Black/Deep Cobult/Red Trim
  • Oversized Main Zip Compartment; Interior Tech Pocket (Fits Most 15” Laptops); Multiple Front Zip Pockets
  • Dual Front Velcro Straps for Skateboard; Ergonomically Designed High Density Foam Back
  • Side Mesh Hydration Pockets with Elastic; Top Fleece Lined Small Zip Pocket; Easy Glide Zippers With Plastic Pullers
  • Comfort Rubberized Top Handle; Ultra Padded Shoulder Straps- Panel; Durable Polyester Construction
  • MSRP $50; Limited Lifetime Guarantee; Dimensions: 19" by 13" by 8.5"
Eastsport Multi Compartment Skater Backpack with High Density Padded Straps
  • Oversized Main Zip Compartment; Interior Tech Pocket (Fits Most 15” Laptops); Multiple Front Zip Pockets
  • Dual Front Velcro Straps for Skateboard; Ergonomically Designed High Density Foam Back
  • Side Mesh Hydration Pockets with Elastic; Top Fleece Lined Small Zip Pocket; Easy Glide Zippers With Plastic Pullers
  • Comfort Rubberized Top Handle; Ultra Padded Shoulder Straps- Panel; Durable Polyester Construction
  • MSRP $50; Limited Lifetime Guarantee; Dimensions: 19" by 13" by 8.5"
Element Unisex Mohave Skateboard School Backpack, Flint Black 15
  • Backpack with internal laptop sleeve featuring large logo applique and double buckle straps
  • Zip side pockets and sunglass drop sleeve
  • Pockets: 1 interior slip, 4 ID windows
Dakine Mission 25L Laptop Backpack
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Fits most 15 inch laptops
  • Vertical board carry straps
  • Fleece lined padded iPad sleeve
  • Fleece lined sunglass or goggle pocket
Burton Kilo Backpack, Grey Heather
  • Dimensions: 17.5" x 11.5" x 6"; Volume: 27L; Durable polyester construction
  • Front webbing for carrying a skateboard; Large main compartment features internal organization
  • Ergonomic shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap for comfortable carrying
  • External zippered accessory pockets, internal zippered mesh pocket with key clip, and internal Velcro secured slip pocket for storage
  • Padded laptop compartment [16.5" x 10.5" x 1"] and tablet sleeve [9.5" x 10"]; Lifetime warranty
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GoRide Electric Skateboard or Regular Skateboard Longboard Backpack Bag Carrier for Any Size Board with Laptop Case and Large Storage Compartments for School, Work, or College Tech (Black)
  • PERFECT LAPTOP BAG - Our laptop slot is perfect for traveling, business, college, or school use.
  • EXTRA STORAGE - Double bottle holders for outdoor activities such as hiking. Large storage compartments are great as a day pack. Deep sides pockets are great for spare batteries, GoPro hand grip, or fold-able camera tripods.
  • UNIVERSAL DESIGN - Designed to hold most regular skateboards and mini electric skateboards up to 38" long and up to 20 lbs. Fashionable design is great for all ages. Carry your board in style!
  • IDEAL FIT - Padded and breathable for comfort with strap support for your shoulders and hip. Don't strain or hurt your body carrying a heavy board around all day.
  • QUALITY - Made with extra foam padding throughout. Backpack designed to keep items protected inside.
Crazy K&A Professional Skateboard Bag Carrying Pack Backpack for Skateboarding Deck & Helmet Black
  • Bag Size: 81 cm x 21 cm Please note your skateboard should be in a smaller size than the carry bag.
  • Color: Black.
  • Including: 1 bag (The Skateboard Board not including )
  • It is with adjustable strap and mash. You can adjust its length according to your feeling and put the cap on the mash.
  • material: durable and thick 600D nylon material .

Can you skateboard with a backpack?

It is generally not a good idea to wear a backpack while you skateboard as it can, depending on the weight, tip the center of gravity. It can also make the ride slightly unstable.

How do you attach a skateboard to a backpack?

Most skateboard backpacks come with ‘skate straps’ which are basically velcro straps that attach to both trucks which hold the board quite tightly.

What’s wrong with mall grabbing?

In the skateboarding community, it is not a particularly admirable practice to ‘mall grab’ since it creates a very unrefined look. Also, the grip tape rubs against your clothes as you walk around, thus damaging it. 

How do you carry an electric skateboard?

You can carry an electric board like any other skateboard with a backpack that is compatible with big wide boards. Alternatively, you could also use velcro straps and zip locks to hold the front end while you walk so the back end rolls along.

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