Today’s skaters no longer carry their decks only, but a montage of peripherals and gadgetry, from a camcorder to document their latest feats to first aid kit in case the inevitable happens. In ways, their gear loads are quite similar to soldiers in an urban combat zone or a day hiker on the Appalachian Trail. Those factors prompted the designers at Nike SB to create the SB Backpack, a smaller derivative from actual combat gear, and the Eugene, an revised mountaineering pack from skateboarding. Like their professional counterparts, both bags are equipped with tried and true hardware to withstand the daily routine of a skater. Compartments are segmented to provide an even weight distribution of the content within. Extra padded shoulder & lumbar straps make these bags ideal to be either on or off a deck. The first set of the collection is now in store with Nike SB account, with a follow-up release to come next month.