Your ski trip doesn't start when you get to the resort. It begins when you start packing your stuff. But, you can't just stuff your ski and snowboard equipment into your suitcase and head to the resort. You need the correct snow bags to transport your equipment safely.
What To Look For In Snow Bags
A snowboard bag will accommodate a couple of pairs of skis, but a ski bag won't take the extra width of a snowboard. However, you will see some snow bags designed to accommodate both.
Ski/snowboard bags are either hard cases or fabric sleeves. A sleeve is the most basic snow bag and can be well padded or have no padding at all. You should choose a padded one if you plan on flying with your snow equipment to ensure it's protected.
Snowboard bags are much wider and can often accommodate your snowboard outfit, boots, and helmet. This may also be a good option for skiers, especially if you want to transport more than one pair of skis.
Larger versions of these snow bags may be fitted with wheels, making it easier when fully loaded. A helpful feature some ski and snowboard bags have is internal straps. These allow you to secure your equipment, so it doesn't move around. This makes carrying the bag more manageable and keeps your stuff safe.
Hard cases are tough and durable, providing lots of protection for your equipment. But, they are narrow and not suitable for snowboards.
When you buy a boot bag, you need to consider a few things to ensure it's suitable.
The first thing to consider s its size. Just because the bag is large doesn't mean it has a large capacity. A compact boot bag with a large capacity offers more convenience and usability. Also, boot bags with multiple compartments help to organize your stuff.
You need to think about the boot bag's weight. Lighter ones are easy to carry, but they help with your baggage allowance on the plane.
There's nothing worse than getting to the resort to find you have wet boots. Therefore, your boot bag should be made from waterproof material. It's also beneficial for the bag to have ventilation, so your boots can dry.
Outdoor Master Snow Bags
Outdoor Master has a range of snow bags to make carrying your skis, snowboards, and boots in a safe and organized way.
Let's take a look at the snow bags in detail, so you can determine which one is right for you.
Polar Bear Boot Bag
The Polar Bear boot bag is a great way to carry your ski or snowboard boots. But, it is large and versatile enough to fit your helmet, goggles, gloves, and any other gear. There are even elastic cords on the outside so you can attach things to the exterior of this snow bag.
This snow bag does a great job of organizing your gear too. It has
3 quick-access zippered pockets on the outside, 1 wet/dry separation pocket inside & 2 key clips.
The organization goes hand-in-hand with its functional design. One of the compartments is designed to carry your helmet. The other compartment has drain holes in the bottom, so water from your ski boots can run out, and the ventilation allows your boots to dry.
This snow bag is made from durable materials, so it will survive punishment from the most careless baggage handler. The ergonomic handle and quick-access pocket make this boot bag easy to live with and carry through the airport.
50L Lynx Ski Boots Bag
The 50L Lynx is an excellent alternative to the Polar Bear boot bag. This is designed to be a little more versatile while being easy to carry.
This snow bag has a large main compartment to take care of your ski or snowboard boots. The top compartment easily fits your helmet, and the section on the front is ideal for gloves, goggles, etc.
This snow bag is a spacious 50l and has backpack-style shoulder and chest straps, so you can carry it hands-free. It also has two additional carrying straps to move it around.
You can be sure that the contents of your Lynx ski boot bag are kept nice and dry, thanks to its waterproof exterior and bottom.
You can attract attention for the wrong reasons when you don't have a good ski or snowboard bag. It can be pretty embarrassing when you're stuck awkwardly carrying your equipment through the airport.
But the Skiboard bag makes traveling with ski and snowboard equipment much easier and more pleasurable. This snow bag can fit skis and snowboards up to 63 inches (160cm) in length.
The carrying handles are comfortably padded, so you can easily carry the bag, even if you've stuffed it full of your clothing alongside your skis. The handles are highly durable, too, so you can expect many years of traveling with this snow bag.
It's not just the handles that are made well. The bag itself is constructed with 600D waterproof fabric. This nylon material is waterproof and resistant to wear, scuffs, and damage.
Are ski bags necessary?
Ski bags keep everything together and protect your equipment. They're helpful if you're driving but essential if you're flying. It's a requirement to take skis on a plane, just like your suitcase.
Are ski boot bags worth it?
Ski boot bags keep your boots warm and dry. They also have additional pockets for gloves, goggles, helmets, etc. Boot bags keep your expensive ski boots safe and help you stay organized when you travel.
Should you store skis in a ski bag?
Storing your skis in a ski bag will protect them from damage, dust, and sunlight. However, make sure that there is no moisture in the bag or on the skis when you pack the bag. Any water will cause surface rust to form on the edges of your skis.
It's best to store your skis in a breathable ski bag or just put them somewhere cool and safe away from sunlight.