At just two pounds, the Light Speed makes good on its name while delivering ample space (915 cubic inches) for a day of sidecountry stashes and booter building. Plus, it withstood a beating during tight glade runs at Colorado's Beaver Creek, thanks to poke-proof 600-denier polyester fabric. There are plenty of organization options, from shovel sleeve to a clear map pocket to fuzz-lined compartments for delicate items. 2 lbs; northwave.com
Bonus: Carries your board either vertically or horizontally.
Bummer: Don't overload it—there's no framesheet.