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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Looking for the best tips to store ski boots- they are custom fitted - so don't want them to loose there shape. 

 

Also looking for a good boot backpack that will hold a helmet and a couple items like pants and jacket.. 

 

Thanks

 

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post #2 of 6

There are quite a few options for boot backpacks.  First you need to decide if you want the boots inside or on the outside.  The fancy approach is a heated boot bag, but I think that's rare for people who travel long distancesl to ski.

 

Personally I like the Transpack Sidekick Pro, but that's partially because I fly to ski a fair amount.  On the plane, I actually use a rolling boot suitcase for my boots.  The helmet and googles are in the Sidekick.  Then I can easily take everything I need when I head out to ski for a day, assuming not staying slope slide.

post #3 of 6

Store your boots buckled.  Be sure they're dry when you put them away, or put them away with good ventilation.  Be wary of mold if it can be a problem where you live and where you store the boots.  Dry air and circulating air, as always, prevents mold.

 

Boot bags are handy, but don't count of flying with them as carry-on bags.  Check the carry-on allowable sizes for the airline you're likely to fly.  It is OK to strap the boots together and hand carry them on the plane to stow in the overhead rack.  Do not put your custom fitted bags in checked luggage---on a trip to Banff one woman on our trip had her boots go to Reno.  The airline rented boots for her, but we know that isn't the same.  She did get the frequent flyer miles her boots earned on their side trip.

post #4 of 6
Given the OP is in Texas, make sure wherever you're storing them is cool, not some outdoor closet that goes up to 100 or more degrees. Not the trunk of your car.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

thanks- I just didn't know if they need to be stuffed with newspaper (like cowboy boots)- 

post #6 of 6
Buckled downstairs in a inside closet will be just fine
Don't leave em outside in the Texas heat n humidity
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