- Price: £200
- Capacity: Various (max 150 Litres)
Scandi luggage brand DoucheBags dropped in on the board transporting game with a unique and novel re-imagining of the humble snowboard coffin. In short, this lightweight-yet-durable snowboard bag allows you to easily adjust the length – up to a maximum 205cm – to match your steed. When your next trip to the mountains is a painfully long way off, you can roll it all the way up like a sleeping mat to massively save space in your pad.
With the bag fully unfurled, you lay your board in the bag and simply roll up the excess length until you reach the tip. Then a sturdy handle is attached via buckles that fit onto sections of webbing on the top and bottom, keeping it all in shape. When you empty it out just roll the whole thing up and attach the handle, and the DoucheBag (now roughly the size of a large handbag) can be carried and stored way more easily.
"This lightweight-yet-durable snowboard bag allows you to easily adjust the length to match your steed"
‘Rib Cage’ construction allows the bag to be lightweight and compactable as described above, yet offers sufficient travel protection to your hardware, clothing and anything else you’d routinely jam in your bag for a trip. The fabric is heavy-duty nylon for the most part, though the top panel is more rubbery and water-resistant.
Inside, the DoucheBag Snow Roller is effectively a large volume of fillable space; there are a couple of zippered pockets to separate a few bits and bobs, but like most board bags this is fundamentally about securely transporting your gear to the mountains. At maximum it can store a whopping 150 litres, and because it weighs a mere 3.8kg it means you can definitely pack a few extra items without feeling the wrath of budget airline policy.
The DoucheBag Snow Roller features big, beefy wheels and a selection of large, strong, comfortable handles – one at each end, two more on the top and a padded shoulder strap – to make dragging and carrying your load easier. You can even easily and securely attach other items of DoucheBags luggage – put simply, carrying your gear through the airports of the world has never been easier.
Truls Brataas - Founder/CEO, DoucheBags
Before starting this company we couldn’t find any travel gear that met our demands, so we set out on a journey to redefine bags for active travel.
The Douchebag Snow Roller was the first product we developed. Based on feedback from hundreds of travellers, we developed a patented product that solved the problems we’d encountered when traveling with snow gear. Now we finally had a bag that was length-adjustable to fit all types of skis and snowboards, protection that made sure our gear arrived in one piece, a lightweight construction that avoided airport charges, and a highly compressible product for easy storage when not in use. It redefined how to travel with skis and snowboards, and it soon turned out that we weren’t the only ones wanting this product.
In the spirit of redefining the travel experience with better equipment we have continued to developed unique products for the modern explorer – when your bag is your home, it really makes life easier to have gear that enables smart traveling.