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Rome Cache 2018-2019 Snowboard Bag Review

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You’ll read a lot of talk about ‘quiver’ boards in these pages. Those are the ones that come alive in certain conditions (usually deep powder), but fall short when used as a daily driver. So if you’ve got something specialist, it’s worth springing for something else that can be used when the going’s less good.

If you can spring for a quiver, then you need to be able to transport it to the mountains safely. There’s no point dropping all that cash on multiple sticks, only to then leave them at the mercy of the Ryanair baggage handlers.

“When fully loaded, this thing is a beast, which is why it has skate-style wheels to smoothen up those travel days”

What you need is something like this, the Rome Cache snowboard bag – specifically designed to cart the discerning riders’ whole range of rides, as well as everything else you’ll need for the mountains.

Like any good bag of its size, the Rome Cache doesn’t just get your gear where it needs to go. Thanks to the various zip-accessed compartments, you can stay organised on the move, as well as when you get to where you need to be. If you’ve ever crammed into a French sardine-tin apartment with half a dozen others, you’ll know the importance of this.

At 168cm you’d have to be riding something pretty out-there to need anything longer, but if your snowboard is a short then bear that in mind too – bags like this work best with a solid backbone.

“Thanks to the various zip-accessed compartments, you can stay organised on the move”

When fully loaded, this thing is a beast, which is why it has skate-style wheels to smoothen up those travel days. It’s also pretty tough, with a hard-wearing polyester shell, and the separate compartments have a foam padding that keeps your gear safe.

Smaller options like the Nomad and Roadie are available, but for the full living-out-your bag experience then only the Rome Cache snowboard bag will do.

Trade Secrets

Alek Østreng – Team Rider, Rome

 

“To me the Cache is the perfect board bag. Big enough to fit snowboards, boots, some outerwear and my skateboard, but without being so big that you always get charged overweight at the airport if you pack it full”.

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