Originally Posted by Scalce
Do I sound like a gaper to you.
I always have a bootbag with me so that is not an issue.
Bootbags can be far more gaperish than carrying boots over the shoulder. They also help breed the nasty rank ass crap that grows in ski boots.
Don't use one, and you can never get one stolen. It also forces you to pack lightly (what doesn't fit in my pockets, helmet on the way from the car, or in the cuff of my boot doesn't come skiing) which has additional theft and security benefits.
Of course, I also don't believe in lodges.
Booster straps are nice, but I vastly prefer the Nordica implementation to the real deal. Not as effective, but much easier to deal with on a daily basis.