Whether you ride your board to school or the office (and hit the skatepark on your way), you going to need a versatile skateboard bag to carry your everyday essentials, plus your board. Carrying your board around under your arm can be a pain and it’s better to have both of your hands free for other stuff, like opening doors and scratching your nose and stuff.
So, we’ve tested out a handful of skateboard bags for the daily commute and ranked them on their comfort, size, sturdiness, and pockets.
These skateboard bags already have decent reviews online, so now we’re going to get into the nitty gritty of them because the devil is in the detail.
Quick overview of the 5 skateboard bags we tested
|Enuff Skateboard Backpack||Straps are quite thin. Ok if you’re carrying lightweight stuff||Small, but good enuff if you travel light||The zips and clips are a bit flimsy||One zipped pocket at the front and water bottle pockets on the sides|
|Element Mohave Backpack||Super sturdy and comfy straps||Compact in size but ideal for a day at work or school||Really good quality clips and strong straps||15” padded laptop sleeve and plenty of pockets|
|adidas Kelton Backpack||Thick foam comfy straps||Generous bag with plenty of internal space for a 15” laptop||Well made and holds the skateboard nicely||Good size pockets inside and outside|
|Simbow Laptop Backpack||Nice soft straps and padded back||Good sized with plenty of space for a laptop||good quality for the price||Plenty of pockets inside and outside|
|NIXON Hauler Backpack||Super comfy cushion on the straps with extra support strap||This is the biggest bag out of the 5||Great quality but be careful with the zips||Plenty of pockets inside and space for a laptop|
Enuff Skateboards Enuff Backpack – 4/5
This is an uncomplicated skateboard bag, designed by an actual skateboard manufacturer Enuff. Its compact 20L capacity is made from heavy-duty polyester with adjustable shoulder straps and buckle-up skateboard carry straps. It has one large zip-up storage area and a small zip pocket on the front. There are also mesh drink pockets on either side of the bag. It’s a daily robust skateboard bag, my only issue would be that the straps could with a bit more padding.
Element Skateboard Backpack – 4.5 / 5
The Element Mohave skateboard bags are a larger 30L capacity with one large internal compartment. There is a padded internal section for a laptop and 4 pockets on the outside for smaller accessories. It’s great for sunglasses, ear pods, and skateboard tools.
The shoulder straps on this bag feel sturdy and have plenty of padding for a comfortable fit. The skateboard straps are also strong with really good quality clips. Overall the bag feels robust, and while I haven’t had it very long, I think it last for years.
Simbow Laptop Backpack – 4.5 / 5
This skateboard bag may look simple, but there are lots of extra details. There are loads of pockets inside the bag with space for a laptop, plus a zip-up pocket on the outside ideal for a skateboard tool.
It’s quite a flat design, which sits nicely against your back and the straps are nice and wide for a comfortable fit.
The bag also has a lock, USB port, and headphone jack. While these could be really handy I think these will be the first things to break.
adidas Kelton Backpack – 4.5 / 5
This bag has got really thick comfortable shoulder straps and is made to a really high standard. It’s a bit on the expensive side but it feels robust and hardy. There’s plenty of space inside the bag and a zip pocket on the outside.
The skateboard holding straps are velcro, instead of an adjustable clip, which works fine if you’re bag has a lot of stuff in it, but they can let you down a bit if your bag is on the empty side. Other than that this bag feels nice on your shoulders and carries the weight of the board nicely and evenly.
NIXON Hauler 25L Backpack – 4.5 / 5
This is another big backpack with a 25L capacity. Its unique front-zipper opens all the way down so you’ve easy access to everything inside. There are also lots of handy pockets inside the bag. There’s a space for a laptop and plenty of room for everything else you might need for a day at work or school.
The padded shoulder straps and back section make it really comfy to carry, which is good as you can fit quite a lot of stuff in here.
The straps on the front hold a skateboard nicely and you can adjust them to secure your board nice and tight.
Overall, this is a great looking back and really well made. They also get bonus points for being made out of recycled plastic bottles.