Find Your Bag at Sports Basement

Our fresh new backpacks and bags are in, and we are so proud of our buyers because they've picked out a bag for everyone. YOU get a bag! YOU get a bag! Everybody is getting a bag! Do you need a backpack for work? Got ‘em. Need a backpack to start your car-free commute? Got it. Need a bag for your weekend surf sessions? Yup, we got it. We especially have backpacks for the kids who are hearing those three dreaded words: back to school. Basically, we've got your bag the bag. But which bag profile fits you? Read on to find out.

The Actual Kid - Burton Youth Metalhead

Burton’s Youth Metalhead backpack is the perfect size for the kiddos heading back to school. With plenty of room for their school supplies (and the ever important lunch), they’ll be excited to show off their new backpack. Even if they’re not exactly excited about the homework in it.

The Tween (is that still a thing?) - Jansport Right Pack

Middle school is all about style and you can’t go wrong with a classic Jansport Right Pack, one of the most popular backpacks of all time. With its simple design, spacious capacity, and in so many colors and styles, your kids will look "hashtag onflock" or whatever kids are sayin’ these days.

The Textbook Hoarder - The North Face Borealis

From the head of the class to MVP of the soccer team, your teens do it all. So, they need a backpack that holds it all. The North Face Borealis is one of our most popular packs for its versatility and comfort. Two pockets organize work and play, while the straps and back are designed for safe, comfortable support, especially when they’re carrying textbooks. Now if only hearing about their day was that easy.

The College All Star - Timbuk2 Parkside Backpack


Class, work, study, repeat. Don’t miss a beat with Timbuk2’s Parkside Backpack, perfect for college students. The padded laptop sleeve keeps your laptop safe on your way to class while still leaving room for lunch. Its sleek design and ventilated back panel make it easy to carry to Friday night “study sessions” with your friends.

The Car-free Commuter - Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L


Whether you’re catching BART or cruising on a bike (or both!), The Black Hole Pack is primed to protect you and your stuff from the daily grind. The durable water proof material protects your belongings from rain, while a daisy chain allows you to tie your cleats to the outside of your pack. Plus, with plenty of room for a change of clothes, you can go from the office to the gym...or happy hour.

The Business Trip Trekker - Timbuk2 Jet Pack

Those conferences aren’t going to confer themselves. Look sharp and be ready for all your business trips with Timbuk2’s Jet Pack. The clamshell design opens like a suitcase and has a zippered mesh to keep all of your belongings inside. This business bag is definitely flying first class.

The Weekend Warrior - Dakine Cyclone II Dry Pack

From Point Reyes to Monterey, your weekend getaway trip pairs perfectly with Dakine’s Cyclone II Dry Pack. Completely watertight, it’s ready for your next surf, rafting, or swim adventure. Our favorite feature? The two-way purge valve that allows inflation (so it’ll float) or compression (so you can stash it anywhere). It even has a laptop sleeve, but don’t tell your boss.

The Festival Fiend - Patagonia LW Travel Mini Hip Pack

Thanks to all you music festival fans, fanny packs are back in a big way. Patagonia’s Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack is a must for Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly, and any other end-of-summer festivals. Store your essentials for easy access, safe keeping, and hands-free dancing. Flower crown not included.

The Adventure Seeker - Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

If you’re a jungle explorer or an outback enthusiast, look no further than the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel. It’s available in 45, 60, 90, and 120L sizes and it conveniently fits back into the small bag you purchase it in. It’s also got weatherproof TPU laminate, a durable water repellent finish, and backpack straps for easy carry. All we’re saying is, if they’re tough enough to survive a black hole, they’re tough enough to handle SFO.

Check out our (very) full selection of bags and backpacks online and in-store. When you find the one, snap a picture and tag us on Instagram!

1 comment

  • ND says...

    Well written, and quite funny. Thanks for the recommendations!

    On August 16, 2017

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