Looking to get my first snowboard backpack. It will probably be used for small hikes into the backcountry and day trips just to whistler. Haven't had many experiences with backpacks. was looking at Burton Rider's Backpack.
I'm fan of my Deuter Edge 25. Enough space for day trips, compf straps, good quality, sealed zips, has a separate easy access compartment for shovel etc, and - most of all - an integrated back protector (I don't fancy the idea of falling on my back on a soft backpack having a thermos or something else rigid inside)
I really thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger issue in my life when I was little