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Steve Shoup

Every sportsman knows that just a bag won’t do when it comes to carrying his sports gear around. Of course, just any bag is not an option, what you need is a backpack. You need a backpack that you can call your friend! A backpack that won’t let you down and that will help you carry on through, despite hardships. One that can endure! So, a man chooses his friends carefully, and that is exactly how you should choose a backpack. This article will make your choice easier by showing you 10 most versatile sports backpacks. Here they are:


#1 CadoMotus

CadoMotus is the cyclists, skaters, mountain-bikers’ best friend! Waterproof material is easy to clean, and its zippers are extremely durable. It has two multifunctional compartments for wet and dry gear, plus a collapsible wet pouch for shoes or a wetsuit, separate pockets and two separate bottle pouches that are detachable. Easy-access accessory pockets on top and an internal zippered pocket, so what more to say?  


#2 Osprey Atmos

Professional or a beginner in adventures, hiking backpacks are crucial to this kind of sport. Osprey is THE brand when it comes to hiking, and Osprey Atmos is created with comfort in mind. This backpack is an innovation thanks to its Anti-Gravity suspension system that spreads the load out evenly. It’s great for summertime thanks to the material. But when it comes to hiking, one should be extra careful. Lightness and versatility are also critical. To be sure you made the right choice, go on and read about best-hiking backpacks in 2018.


#3  Montane Via Dragon 20

A great backpack for runners! With 20l capacity and the roll top, you can squeeze as much as you need in it. Many stretchy pockets on the sides and on the front, bottle holders and a bladder sleeve to the rear. The waist strap is stretchy, comfortable and easy to adjust. Weighing just 350g, it’s a great choice for a runner!


#4 Arc’teryx Khamski 31 backpack


If you enjoy winter sports this one is for you! It’s versatile as it can be in regards to winter sports, and if you get creative, for other sports too. It has an innovative removable top, that can be carried separately and used for small essentials. The main compartment is accessible thanks to the full-length side zipper. The light and durable material cuts the weight. It can carry skis and snowboard, and secure ice ax attachment system that can be used one-handed.


#5 Packsafe Metrosafe LS350


Urban sportsmen often head to the gym right from work. In that case, a backpack that is versatile and can be used both for the gym outfit and a laptop is a must-have. It’s comfortable enough to make your commuting easy. A great thing about the Packsafe backpack is that its zipper system makes life hard for pickpockets. Plus, it’s made from a material that protects your payment and ID cards from hacker scanning.


#6 Athletico National Soccer Backpack


Men, mind your balls! Whether you are a basketball, handball, or a soccer player! Athletico has found a pretty cool and practical solution for you, a solution that doesn’t stink! It has a large front ventilated pocket for a ball, plus a separate bottom compartment that is also ventilated and can be used for shoes while keeping the stink out. The middle compartment features a 7 pocket accessories organizer, while the back compartment features a padded laptop sleeve.


#7  Cressi Dry Gara backpack

If you are into watersports, there are many factors to look at. But let’s say a backpack should be spacy and able to keep your gear dry. Cressi offers TPU PVC waterproof and comfortable backpack.  If you are a diver, you’ll love that it has side fasteners for carrying a spear gun and a special front pocket for storing long fins. Rolltop system like most of the dry bags have, adjustable shoulder straps and 60l to store the gear you need.


#8 Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 Outdry Backpack


This one is built with versatility in mind! With Outdry waterproofing technology on its main compartment and ergonomic fit, Mountain Scrambler is a backpack which protects against bad weather and fits in just about anything you need. It also has an easy access hydration sleeve with drainage. If you carry a big load, no worries because the side compression straps keep any size load stable.  


#9 Chameleon Pack


This is literally the most versatile backpack in the world. For all outdoor creatures, this is a dream come true! The Chameleon backpack can be separated to form two packs, and if you get tired you can turn it into a chair! It has a special Penta-zip technology, and it’s very easy to use. Abrasion and water resistant, heavy-duty denier nylon exterior make it fit all conditions. Water bladder and laptop compartments are there as well, making it perfect for everything you need.


#10 Deuter Race X

Deuter has been known for designing excellent backpacks for cyclists! This backpack can be a real friend to any cyclist because it’s light, weighing only 550g. Another thing important to cyclists is ventilation. Deuter Race X has an exceptional ventilation and ergonomic mesh shoulder straps. It definitely won’t slow you down on the road! But it will keep you safe thanks to its reflective loop and 3M reflector. Attachment loops and hydration system are why this backpack is perfect for those who like to speed it up! And if you decide to get off the bike, it will serve you good as well!



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