Originally Posted by Caroline Horner
Hi there..Caroline here from Skboot. Thank you so much for your feedback on "selling online". I totally agree with you and in the next couple of days, the new website should be uploaded with the option to "buy online". As a start up company, we got lots of comments from retailers that basically said that we would sell more if we didn't sell online. So, that was a corporate mistake on my part which is to be rectified!
The Skboot bag was launched at the SIA Snow Show in Denver at the beginning of the month, so products will be available in the US and Canada in August (and in Australia at the beginning of June), but as we have been inundated with requests, we are asking that people email us with a pre-order (no obligation of course and no payment required), and we will email them closer to the time to see if they would like to make the official order ONLINE! :-)
I know I invented the bag, but it is awesome! :-) Bear in mind though, it is not a backpack or a duffel bag - but rather a very stylish boot ON WHEELS which doubles as a great weekender/travel bag. If you look up Skboot on You Tube, there are some very informative videos there (and some not so informative) and lots of pictures, including product shots.
Thanks again for your feedback - it is very much appreciated.
Caroline, nice that you're here to add some insight! I'm also glad to hear you've decided to be an online retailer! Good move to put some videos on YouTube.
I particularly liked the video that shows everything that can be packed into your bag. This has always been my philosophy when flying to a ski resort; not only do I carry on my boots but also everything else that I need to ski for at least one day. Even if your bags get lost or delayed you can ski the next day! The appears to be the approach you took when you designed your bag.
My solution so far has been the Transpak backpack boot bag. The TRV Pro has plenty of room for everything including my new helmet. I usually just wear my jacket, because that takes a lot of room. With the bag on my shoulders this frees up my hands for the wheeled computer bag that I also travel with. Your video actually compares your bag to a different Transpak model or just a similar backpack bag. (I'd suggest this picture of your bag fully packed with ski clothing on your website.)
It doesn't look like your bag is big enough to hold a helmet though. Your bag would be perfect for me (and my wife) if it could hold or attach a helmet. If it couldn't fit inside, maybe a zippered nylon bag to hold the helmet with one of those plastic buckle fasteners to attach it to your bag. The bag could be detached when stowing the bag overhead or under your seat. Just thinking out loud.
Good luck with your endeavor!