- Price: £220 / €270
- Lengths: 156, 166, 181
Choosing the best snowboard bag requires careful thought. You don’t want to get one that’s too big and too bulky if you’re only using it to carry the essentials from your house to the car; in those cases, a simple sleeve will do. However, for the snowboarder that’s hopping continents in search of the shred, a proper ‘coffin’ style bag is the only answer.
The Burton Wheelie Board Case is available in three sizes; the 156cm and 166cm versions that will be plenty long enough for most folk, and a whopping 181cm for those with insane powder guns (or an inability to travel light). Whichever you go for, your steed will be held securely in place by the internal straps, so it’ll stay safe even if you don’t fully stuff your bag.
Keeping things organised is easy thanks to the removable boot and binding bags within (also, never underestimate the benefits of keeping your boots away from the rest of your gear after a long trip…). There’s also an external pocket that’s ideal for quick access to essential gear, and a couple of straps for making the bag fit more snugly around your gear.
"Keeping things organised is easy thanks to the removable boot and binding bags"
When trawling through airport departure lounges, the Burton Wheelie Case will glide smoothly on its skate-style wheels, and there’s a handle on the side as well as the end. The zippers are built to last, and you can even fit a padlock through them if you’d rather not take the chance. For those relocating to spend a winter in the mountains, and whose life is in their board bag, that's a good feature to have.
"For those relocating to spend a winter in the mountains, and whose life is in their board bag, padlock-compatible zips are a good feature to have"
The padded outer shell of the Burton Wheelie Board Case is built to withstand dog’s abuse, hence the lifetime warranty. It’s certainly not cheap, but you get what you pay for in its built quality and ease of use. For those who get a lot of trips in and need something that can handle it, this won’t disappoint.
"Basically I live out of my bags, and you wouldn't believe how much easier your life is when you have a dope board bag that fits everything you need, is easy to roll around, and is super stylish at the same time."