So once you’ve bought your ticket out to the mountains, you’re going to need a way of protecting all of your gear on the way out there (because we all know what the baggage handlers are like). Board bags come in all different shapes and sizes, so it’s important that you buy the right bag for your equipment.

Types of Snowboard bag

There are 3 main types of snowboard bags; Sleeves, Padded (non-wheel) and Padded (wheeled). All three types are useful for different kinds of travel.

Sleeve

Snowboard Bag 1
Snowboard sleeves are your basic snowboard bags. Sleeves are simple and normally offer little or no padding. We recommend sleeves to people who are going to drive to their destination, as padding isn’t particularly necessary for this kind of travel. Sleeves are also your cheapest option, but keep in mind that most sleeves can only fit one snowboard.

Padded (non-wheeled)

Snowboard Bag 2
Padded snowboard bags without wheels are the most popular type amongst traveling riders. Padded snowboard bags offer various levels of padding from fully padded to just padded on the floor of the bag. Padded snowboard bags come in single or multiple board carry options. Padded bags are highly recommended if you’re traveling by air or bus as they offer protection from other cargo and bag people. The drawback is that they can get quite heavy depending on how you pack and because of the lack of wheels, you have to carry this weight on your shoulders.

Padded Wheeled

Snowboard Bag 3
Wheeled snowboard bags are great for those who travel a lot and bring multiple boards along with them. Most padded wheel bags will be fully padded and have room for multiple boards. Some will even include boot bags that fit inside. Padded wheel bags usually offer a lot of packing space and you can typically fit all of your snowboard gear into it. The major downside is that they tend to be heavy and bulky so they are impractical to bring along to the mountain and are easy to over pack exceeding the airline limit. The benefit is that you have wheels to cart it around.

Snowboard Backpacks

Wheeled snowboard bags are great for those who travel a lot and bring multiple boards along with them. Most padded wheel bags will be fully padded and have room for multiple boards. Some will even include boot bags that fit inside. Padded wheel bags usually offer a lot of packing space and you can typically fit all of your snowboard gear into it. The major downside is that they tend to be heavy and bulky so they are impractical to bring along to the mountain and are easy to over pack exceeding the airline limit. The benefit is that you have wheels to cart it around.

examples of snowboard specific rucksack

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