This is a good back pack for cruisin around on the mountain. I wouldn't say it's excellent for back country only because it's not made for that. It's made for daily uses. But for the snowboard aspect it's not bad if you want to use it to haul your food around or something. The pockets on the inside aren't very big. Unfourtunatly i got the white one and it's more of a brown backpack now. But like i said, It's just ok.