Thick roller board bags are good for airplane travel, those thinner ones with shoulder straps are better for car travel because they fit into your roof rack and protect your board from the highway elements. Whether for travel or storage, everyone needs a board bag. These are the top five picks by the TWS editors.-A.F.
DaKine Low Roller
External zippered boot compartments, big urethane wheels, and a compact design make this bag a great choice for a mid-profile board bag. Pack all of your snowboard stuff inside, then bring the matching Split Roller for your street stuff. You’re staying under the weight limits and rolling in classy matching style. Available in 157, 165, and 175 cm.
Burton Wheelie Locker
Skate on up to the ticket counter with this rugged skate-wheel mounted bag. This is the top pick of the Burton team. There’s a compartment for everything from boots, bindings, goggles (mmm… fleecy) to tuning supplies. Psst, there’s even a secret zippered storage underneath area for your extra decks (shhh). Available in 166 and 185 cm.
The Agent grows from 175 to 195 cm. It holds one mounted board and three decks and includes a detachable internal boot bag (which is great for airing out those beasts). This is the only bag you’ll need this winter, but there’re no guarantees it’ll stay under the airlines’ 50-pound limit loaded with all those boards.
Ride Battery Board Backpack
The perfect wheel-free board bag-perfect because you can pull out those padded backpack strap and run for the hills. Thanks to the full padding, we recommend this for land or air travel. Fits up to a 170 cm board.
Bakoda Basic Sleeve
With the exception of well-placed handles, a durable zipper, and a shoulder strap, this bag is free of all bells and whistles. We’re going from point A to point B, and we’re not stopping.