I love riding and I also coach ability riders for a snowboarding team. We don't have mountains and backcountry pow lines but we do have endless terrain parks and rope tows to keep us on the hill. Ride happy my friends.
I live in MN where it gets ridiculously cold in the winter and I was looking for something comfy that I could throw under my snow pants and stay super warm without being super bulky. These are awesome! For sizing, I am 5' 4" and about 135lbs with athletic legs and the mediums are a little tight but still comfy. Overall, super comfy, super warm and super happy I got them.
This is a great bag! It's bigger than I thought it was going to be so when I first got it I was a little skeptical but as I started packing things into it the size was great to have. For snowboarding it's awesome, I throw all of my stuff in it, boots in the bottom and all of my clothes plus helmet and goggles up top. I travel a lot too and while I'm on the road I put my workout gear (shoes, resistance bands, workout dvd's, sweaty clothes, etc) in the bottom and all of my clean stuff up top. At first, I wish that it had some organizing pockets, but after using it I don't mind their absence. The tarp lining is awesome in case anything explodes and for wet boots in the bottom. Love this bag and super happy I got it. Don't let the size stop you, it's large and in charge when it comes to lugging your gear around.
I got this bag for a couple of reasons, I got it in the Belle color and I absolutely LOVE the look, I didn't even wait for Christmas, I had to have it right away. I got it as a purse, because I tend to carry a lot of crap, but the laptop sleeve is a bonus for school and work. It says it fits a 15" laptop but I think that's only if you have a really thin laptop, like a mac maybe. I have a 14" HP laptop that's a little thicker and I can just barely squeeze it in. When I use it for school I can fit my laptop and books just fine and when I use it for work I can fit my laptop and still use it as a purse with the extra space. I am a huge fan of Dakine in general but this bag is truly made to last. Great material, great handles that are super flexible and very sturdy hardware. If you're looking for a bag/purse or laptop bag that's made to last, you should definitely pick this one. I get compliments on it everywhere too. :-)