This hard case ski travel bag is the absolute BEST way to travel with your skis. Perfect for airline travel, train, bus, or car. Another unique feature is this ski case can be easily strapped to the roof rack of a car and withstand highway speeds for an extended period of time.
Each ski bag/case is designed to protect valuable winter sports equipment from the abuses of airline check-in or shipping by UPS or fedex. The hard plastic shell offers superior protection over a soft bag and creates a shield around the equipment protecting its contents better than a nylon bag. The hard shell plastic doesn't tear and is resilient to dings and bangs. There are no buckles, zips or permanently attached straps to get ripped, torn or broken. Therefore, it will hold up better and last much longer than a soft bag. Some airlines will only take liability for skis and boards packed in a hard case, soft bags may require a signed liability release. All Sportube cases are fitted with heavy duty rubber wheels making for an easy journey from the car to check-in or car to hotel. Sportube cases are now bigger than ever. Our design and size has changed to meet recent changes in ski design and the Sportube now fits almost all ski/binding systems (check dimensions below). Pulling the sportube through the airport or parking lot is now easier than ever thanks to the addition of the Easy Pull attachment point and the Easy pull Handle.
Sure there are tons of bags out there that are cheaper than this but if you want to protect your skis and make sure they make it out to the ski mountain in the same working condition as they left your house - you need this ski case! The Sportube Travel Cases are made out of High-Density Polyethylene which makes them strong but lightweight. Sportube stands behind their product with a 5 year warranty. The guys at Sportube thought of everything for this product. It has wheels for easy carrying, the ends are padded in foam to protect your skis, the case itself is adjustable in length to fit your short slalom skis and also your long powder skis, you can lock the case, and you can ship it via UPS or Fedex without a box.
A great feature about this hard carse is that it integrates seamlessly with Sportube's Boot Bags using their Hitchin technology. Essentially, Sportube has designed it so that the boot bag can easily "piggyback" on the bottom of their hard ski cases. Together, a hard ski case and this bag make a complete transport system for all of your ski gear. Since Sportube's hard cases can be rolled, it creates an effortless way to roll everything around in an airport or parking lot. If you don't already have a way to transport your boots and other gear, then we recommend a Sportube boot bag because everything they make is premium quality.
Established in 1996, Sportube is the World's #1 supplier of hard sided travel cases for Skis and Snowboards, Fly Fishing Rods and Reels, Spearfishing equipment, Water Skis and much more. Sportube cases are molded and assembled with pride in the USA using the best quality raw materials and components.
Sportube is the exclusive ski case sponsor for NAASF (North American Airline Ski Federation), Ski Cross racer, Matt Brady, the USA Telemark Ski Team, USA Men's and Ladies Spearfishing teams, USA Rafting team, as well as supporting many other aspiring racers, competitors, athletes and regional clubs.
We’re constantly listening to people and working on fresh ideas to ensure you have the best trip possible no matter what equipment you are taking with you. In fact, our cases are so versatile, they’ve been used for transporting firearms, spear guns, kayak paddles, swords and have just recently been discovered by kiting and soaring plane enthusiasts.
If you’re a serious skier, rider or angler and you want to keep your equipment at its best, check out the benefits of traveling with a Sportube.
Will My Skis Fit? As skis and bindings evolved, in 2006, the mold of all Sportube cases was modified to increase the size to accommodate all ski models and binding types. If you have have a question about your particular set of skis and bindings, please double check the dimensions above vs. the widest part of your ski.
We found we were able to fit a twin tip, full rocker pair of skis that are 160mm at their widest point. As long as you have regular alpine bindings, you are in the clear. If you do have riser plates or demo bindings (taller due to adjustment track), your skis need to be 140mm or less at their widest point.
The first time I used this TSA opened it and didn't close it properly. I'd imagine since it's quite a versatile bag that it may be used for other items (like rifles) and that's why they inspected it. Or it's just TSA bad luck.
It works well though. Has some foam at each end to aid in not damaging the tips/tails. The length and wheels make it somewhat cumbersome to roll, so I ended up carrying it, but with one pair of skis + poles it wasn't bad at all. Handled my skis just fine and it's nice having something hard-sided.
I am glad I found this product.
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