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Backpacks

How to pick a backpack?

Winter, summer, in the mountain or in the streets, you can find the backpack that’s right for you on Glisshop. Technical backpacks are specifically designed for skiing or hiking or touring . They carry the most advanced techs to keep them light and waterproof. The main manufacturers keep bringing new innovative products on the market offering better lightweight and more functionalities. Icepick holder, ski or board carry systems, Camelbak, anti-avalanche system… Technical backpacks are work of art bringing technology to and design together. Street backpacks, urban, and school packs are more simple, they are made to be functional and easy to use in your everyday life. They are generally compact to help you move through the crowded streets or in the tube without having it getting in the way.
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Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Saphir/electric Blue OverviewMillet Backpack Ubic 30 Saphir/electric Blue Side
  • Recommended price

    £125.35

    -21%

    £98.47
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  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Black - Noir Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Navy-Blue Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Saphir/electric Blue Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Urban Chic Overview
Dakine Backpack Heli Pro 20l Black OverviewDakine Backpack Heli Pro 20l Black
  • Recommended price

    £89.51

    -10%

    £80.56

The Heli Pro 20L model from Dakine, here in Black, is a winter backpack for skiing and snowboarding with a fairly substantial load and transport capacity, while remaining compact and ergonomic.

Dakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L BLACK OverviewDakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L BLACK Side
  • Recommended price

    £44.71

    -14%

    £38.44
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  • Dakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L ASHCROFTCM Overview
  • Dakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L BLACK Overview
  • Dakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L DEEPRED Overview
  • Dakine Handbag HOT LAPS 2L MIDNIGHTBL Overview
Ortovox Backpack TRAVERSE 20 desert orange Overview
  • Recommended price

    £107.43

    -10%

    £96.68
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  • Ortovox Backpack TRAVERSE 20 black raven Overview
  • Ortovox Backpack TRAVERSE 20 desert orange Overview
  • Ortovox Backpack TRAVERSE 20 just blue Overview
Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Black - Noir OverviewMillet Backpack Ubic 30 Black - Noir Detail 6
  • Recommended price

    £125.35

    -21%

    £98.47
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  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Black - Noir Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Navy-Blue Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Saphir/electric Blue Overview
  • Millet Backpack Ubic 30 Urban Chic Overview
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Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Blue Graphite OverviewDakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Blue Graphite Side
  • Recommended price

    £71.59

    -20%

    £57.25

Fancy a compact backpack that’s both practical, efficient and tough? Here’s the reference, the best in its category, the Dakine Heli Pack 12L Greyscale!

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  • Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Blue Graphite Overview
  • Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Port Red Overview
Le Coq Sportif Backpack Efro 22 Backpack Dress Blues OverviewLe Coq Sportif Backpack Efro 22 Backpack Dress Blues Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £40.32

    -44%

    £22.40
Patagonia Travel bag Black Hole Duffel 70 L Black OverviewPatagonia Travel bag Black Hole Duffel 70 L Black Side
  • £125.35

Made for adventure, the Black Hole Duffel 70L Black from Patagonia makes it easy to organize your gear

Dakine Backpack Campus S 18L Crescent Floral OverviewDakine Backpack Campus S 18L Crescent Floral Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £44.71

    -40%

    £26.79
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  • Dakine Backpack Campus S 18L Carbon Overview
  • Dakine Backpack Campus S 18L Crescent Floral Overview
Ortovox Backpack Free Rider 22 Pacific Green OverviewOrtovox Backpack Free Rider 22 Pacific Green
  • Recommended price

    £143.27

    -6%

    £134.31

The Ortovox Free Rider 22L Pacific Green freeride ski backpack is a top-of-the-range design and is also suitable for ski touring and splitboarding.

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  • Ortovox Backpack Free Rider 22 Pacific Green Overview
Deuter Backpack Freerider Lite 20 Noir OverviewDeuter Backpack Freerider Lite 20 Noir Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £120.96

    -40%

    £72.49
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  • Deuter Backpack Freerider Lite 20 Citron Overview
  • Deuter Backpack Freerider Lite 20 Noir Overview
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Deuter Backpack Futura 23 Graphite-Shale OverviewDeuter Backpack Futura 23 Graphite-Shale Side
  • Recommended price

    £107.43

    -20%

    £85.93

The Deuter Futura 23L Graphite Shale backpack is your new adventure companion for your touring experience. It is very comfortable to wear and functional. 

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  • Deuter Backpack Futura 23 Graphite-Shale Overview
Deuter Backpack Futura 30 Sl Dusk-Slateblue OverviewDeuter Backpack Futura 30 Sl Dusk-Slateblue Side
  • Recommended price

    £134.31

    -20%

    £107.43

A major product of the brand, this women's backpack the Deuter Futura 30 SL Dusk Slateblue offers an invitation to the mountains without any unnecessary complications with the transportation of your necessary Equipement.  

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  • Deuter Backpack Futura 30 Sl Dusk-Slateblue Overview
Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Port Red OverviewDakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Port Red Side
  • Recommended price

    £71.59

    -20%

    £57.25

Fancy a compact backpack that’s both practical, efficient and tough? Here’s the reference, the best in its category, the Dakine Heli Pack 12L Greyscale!

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  • Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Blue Graphite Overview
  • Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12L Port Red Overview
Dakine Backpack Heli Pack 12l Black OverviewDakine Backpack Heli Pack 12l Black Back
  • Recommended price

    £71.59

    -10%

    £64.43

A must-have at Dakine, the Heli Pack 12L rucksack, here in a Black colour, is still as compact and practical as ever for carrying everything you need for your skiing or snowboarding sessions.

Dakine Backpack Heli Pro 20L Blue Graphite OverviewDakine Backpack Heli Pro 20L Blue Graphite Side
  • Recommended price

    £89.51

    -20%

    £71.59

The Heli Pro 20L Black men backpack is an ultra-functional and versatile model that was designed to be as practical and comfortable as possible

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  • Dakine Backpack Heli Pro 20L Blue Graphite Overview
Dakine Backpack Mission 25L Port Red OverviewDakine Backpack Mission 25L Port Red Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £80.55

    -40%

    £48.29
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  • Dakine Backpack Mission 25L Port Red Overview
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Burton Backpack Tinder 2.0 Gray Heather 30 L OverviewBurton Backpack Tinder 2.0 Gray Heather 30 L Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £62.63

    -40%

    £37.54

Handy for keeping the essentials on hand, including a tablet and laptop, the Tinder 2.0 Gray Heather 30L Gray Heather 30L backpack will follow you in all your adventures.

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  • Burton Backpack Tinder 2.0 Gray Heather 30 L Overview
Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Copen Blue OverviewSalomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Copen Blue Back
  • Recommended price

    £53.67

    -24%

    £40.32
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  • Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Copen Blue Overview
  • Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Green Gables Overview
Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Green Gables OverviewSalomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Green Gables Back
  • Recommended price

    £53.67

    -24%

    £40.32
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  • Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Copen Blue Overview
  • Salomon Backpack Trailblazer 20 Green Gables Overview

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Buyer’s guide for a backpack

A good backpack it’s not just two straps attached to a bag, it’s much more than that. Modern backpacks, may they be for an urban or a mountain use, are all going through R&D labs to deliver better performance and meet your highest expectations. The main goal of designers and engineers is to make products that are lighter and more functional. If at first sight they just look like any backpack, check out what’s inside, you will realise that it’s much more than this. Let’s have a look at what’s available on the market.

What is a ski backpack?

Whatever the brand, a good backpack needs to meet certain conditions in order to be useful. First, it needs to be light. Lightweight is your best friend during a day in the mountain. A light backpack is more comfortable to carry and it will create less fatigue and less muscular pain. But a backpack also needs to be strong and durable. Conditions can get rough in the mountain and the last thing you want is to see your shoulder strap tear apart when you’re on the peak. The brands we select, from Dakine to Burton or Arva, are all trusted manufacturers and make durable and reliable gear. Finally, a good backpack must be functional and clearly manufacturers have improved a lot on that point lately. From smart carry systems allowing to attach your skis or board easily to ice pick or shovel holders, you can attach pretty much anything on a backpack. Some are also compliant with mountaineering equipment like carabiners, ropes and most are compatible with hydration systems or water pockets. There are also the new avalanche bags like the ABS ones designed to host an airbag system. Then you have to pick the volume of your bag depending on your needs. If you are a hardcore tourer, if you can spend days in the mountains sleeping in a refuge, then you want a big bag (30 to 35L) able to carry a lot like clothing, food, skins, etc. If you are more of an occasional skier doing day-long trips from time to time, opt for a smaller bag (less than 20L) to keep the weight as low as possible.

If you don’t know where to start amongst all our brands, have a little look at the big names of the skiing world, you can’t be disappointed with specialists such as Deuter, Millet, The North Face, KV+, Mammut, Ortovox, Dynafit, Evoc, BCA or even Black Diamond. If you feel like it, you can add an little eco-friendly touch with brands such as Picture and Patagonia who make a point of only using organic, recycled & bio-sourced materials in the hope of creating a better tomorrow. If you just want the strongest package out there, check the Thule and finally, if you want to carry your board everywhere, the Nitro rucksacks will do nicely!

Which backpack for an urban use?

If technical backpacks are good in the mountain, they’ll feel bulky and oversized in the streets! You don’t need as many features down in the city but a big pocket to store your stuff and possibly smaller pockets for your keys and valuables. We have a selection of street backpacks all suitable for this type of activity. If that’s what you want, you should check what Herschel, Osprey, Oakley or Element have in store for you!

Check out our selection of backpacks and complete your equipment!