Traveling with skis isn’t simple. They are big, awkwardly shaped objects, you have to pay extra to check them, and the last thing you want is for your expensive skis to get damaged. A good ski bag is essential for ski travel, but there are so many out there to choose from. How do you find the best ski bags?
A good ski bag needs to be protective, most importantly. It should have good padding and structure to protect your ski gear from scratches and bumps during travel. You also want one that’s easy to carry through the airport and that has room and organization for all your ski gear.
Of course, it won’t be one size fits all. Here are the 10 best ski bags. Plus, I’ll break down where each one excels so you can find the best one for you.
Db is a Norwegian company that was founded by a professional freeskier and an engineer. They teamed up in 2009, and in 2012, their original ski bag design was a finalist for Innovation of the Year at ISPO, the largest outdoor product trade show in the world.
Since then, Db has branched out to include a full range of travel and ski gear including backpacks, luggage, surf bags, and more. They still stick to their roots though, and make some awesome gear for skiers and snowboarders.
The Db Snowroller 70L is a padded ski bag that offers fantastic protection, innovative features, and a sleek, no-nonsense design that’s easy to use. It easily fits up to two pairs of skis and poles—or one pair of skis plus your helmet, a pair of boots, all your ski clothing, and the rest of your gear for your trip.
The biggest advantage of the Snowroller is how protective it is. There is ample padding throughout the bag, and it uses Db’s innovative “Rib Cage Technology.” Essentially, that just means there are stiff plastic inserts along the sides that add extra structure and protection.
If you want the ultimate protection for your skis, a hard case is the way to go. This comes pretty close though, and it’s way more versatile.
Plus, since it’s a roller bag with sturdy wheels, it’s easy to maneuver through the airport, even when it’s loaded up with ski gear.
The Db Snowroller is fully length-adjustable, meaning you can fit it precisely to the length of your skis (up to 210 cm). It’s very easy to adjust: you just load your skis, zip it closed, fold the top over to fit your skis, and clip it into position. Simple as that! Plus, the adjustability means it works just as well as a ski or snowboard bag.