Today everything is sold in a direction. I found this Skateboarding bag great for everything. I climbed a 13er with it and all the pockets worked well. Easily turned it into a waterbag with a bladder. used the bottom velcro to strap rope to. But i also used the bag for river swimming trips in Texas, the bag floats and holds up! perfect for when I longboard and I cant wait to take it Snowboarding!