Quiksilver's Travis Rice Backpack has universally handy features like specialized pockets for avy tools and a Velcro back panel that opens to form a snow seat. But it does play favorites: while it will carry skis (diagonally), it was designed specifically for 'boarders and carries snowboards either horizontally or vertically. $120; quiksilver.com
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