Originally Posted by oli
I'm tired of carrying my equipment over my shoulder every time i want to go to skiing.
Does anyone have any good solutions on how it would be easier to carry my gear?
I just love the Transpack boot bag. It's got two shoulder straps so you can wear it as a backpack. I got the largest size. I'm not one to dress in the parking lot; I want to bring things into the lodge and prepare. I seem to become the equipment mule for other people, including my kids.
- In it I put my boots, pants, helmet, gogs, gloves, spare shirt, socks, tuning/waxing equipment/tools, electronics, and on it goes.
- It solves the problem of having my boots drop in the snow and get wet/full of snow.
- It's one bag I keep by the door, ready to go.
- I only have to worry about one bag, my skis and poles.
- Separate compartments for boots, keeps everything dry.
- I don't lose things anymore.
- When carpooling, I know I've got everything.
- It makes walking in from the car much easier. When I want to buy a ticket outside, I just put my skis down, no equipment hassle.
- I've checked it as luggage, works great.
I used to do the same thing with a hockey bag, but it was too big and everything got wet and dirty. This keeps things organized and is much smaller and easier to handle. I have been known to leave, many things behind, never to be seen again, including pants and poles.
Some people like minimalist (small pack and bootstrap), but in my old age, I like fully contained.
I've never owned a ski tote, but it constantly amazes me they still are for sale at swaps and people actually buy them!