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Best Snowboard Bags 2020-2021 | Our pick of the best bags to transport your snowboard in

Whether you're travelling by car, airplane or train, make sure you choose the right snowboard bag for your board

Choosing a good snowboard bag is important. After all, your snowboard bag not only needs to protect your snowboard but also your bindings, boots, outerwear and goggles too. With that in mind, you ought to make sure your bag is durable enough to handle the kind of rough treatment it will undoubtedly receive at various alpine airports.

What should you think about when buying a new snowboard bag? Well, first of all, there are the wheels to consider. If you’re going to be traveling longer distances or are expecting a situation where you have to run from one side of the airport to the other, you might want to make sure you choose a snowboard bag with wheels. A board bag with wheels might be a bit more expensive but, trust us, it’s well worth investing in a bag that comes with high-quality skate-style urethane wheels for a smoother glide to the check-in desk.

“Choosing a good snowboard bag is important”

Alternatively, if carrying 23kg of snowboard related stuff on your shoulder isn’t an issue then by all means invest in a cheaper wheels-free option.

Another thing you definitely want to keep an eye out for with snowboard bags is the amount of padding they offer. If you’re planning on going overseas a lot, make sure there is padding at the edges of your bag as it will provide your board with extra protection when it’s getting chucked on and off planes by baggage handlers.

Another major thing to consider when choosing the right snowboard bag is the durability of the material used in its construction. The sharp edges of the snowboard can tear up the bag from within (you want to make sure this doesn’t happen the first time you chuck your stuff in). The more durable the material of the bag, the longer it will last. A long lasting snowboard bag, it’s worth adding, can be good for both the environment and your wallet as you won’t have to chuck it away after one season and buy a new one.

On top of considering all these features, make sure you choose the right length too. There’s nothing more annoying to carry than a floppy board bag, so make sure you get the right size for your board.

As well as all that, you might also want to make sure there are additional pockets for you to stash your goggles, gloves, and passport in. We’re all guilty of stuffing our board bag to its maximum capacity in order to avoid paying for additional luggage, so make sure there’s a pocket for you to stash the important items you’ll need at a moment’s notice.

“Another major thing to consider when choosing the right snowboard bag is the durability of the material used”

Snowboard bags also tend to be a bit heavier than your average holiday suitcase so, as a final piece of advice, maybe think twice before you throw in that third jar of peanut butter and fifth pair of goggles. Is it really worth risking excess baggage charges for? Probably not.

Best Snowboard Bags 2020-2021


Burton Wheelie Gig Board Bag

SIZE: 146, 156, 166, 181
PRICE: £140

Known as Jake’s favourite and as a true quality classic, the Burton Wheelie Gig Board Bag is probably one of the most commonly seen snowboard bags at the airport.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Burton Wheelie Gig Board Bag here

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    Burton Space Sack Board Bag

    SIZE: 146, 156, 166, 181
    PRICE: £85

    Cheap and Cheerful. The Burton Space Sack Board Bag is the simplest way to carry your board around and protect it from the outside world.

    The Space Sack can fit one, two or three of your boards and has a baseline protection that’ll keep the boards safe from scratches. Remember, however, that this thing doesn’t come with wheels so if you are going to carry it around you might want to ease up on the filling.

    On the other hand, if you’re just planning on throwing your board bag into a car (and aren’t bothered about that little walk to and from the car) this product could be ideal. The Space Sack doesn’t take up much space either, so it’ll be perfect for a road trip.

    A durable design with a removable shoulder strap, Burton offers simplicity at its finest with their Space Sack Board Bag.

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    Dakine High Roller Snowboard Bag

    SIZE: 165 and 175
    PRICE: $230

    Allowing you to travel in style, the Dakine High Roller Snowboard Bag comes in all-black, camo and all-new camo coated.

    The coated design is part of Dakine’s weather-resistant travel collection, a collection made to take on everything that Mother Nature throws your way. A 900D Coated ripstop, YKK weatherproof zippers, sturdy grab handles and coated top fabric design will keep your boards safe in any situation

    Made to hold more than two boards (and one with mounted bindings), as well as one pair of boots and your outerwear, the High Roller is one hell of a roomy bag. It’s got 360-degree padded board protection to ensure the safety of your boards, while the over-sized 9cm urethane wheels will help you roll your bag through any airport with ease.

    Another plus point, this thing also packs down tight; making it easier to store around the house.

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    Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag

    SIZE: 157, 165, 175
    PRICE: $140

    Available in a bunch of cool designs, the Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag is a slightly smaller version of its big brother – the Dakine High Roller. It’s just as stylish and durable, mind.

    The Low Roller is designed to store two boards, of which one can have the bindings mounted. You can also fit one pair of boots in the removable boot bag and some outerwear in the main compartment. There’s plenty of space to store your stuff in, in other words.

    Padded 360-degree protection has been added to the snowboard bag to maximise the safety of your boards, while the end handle makes it easier to roll the bag on its wheels.

    The exterior zippered pocket is the ideal place to stash your gloves and goggles in. If you’re standing around at the airport or waiting for a bus, it’s also a perfect place to store your passport and water bottle.

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    Dakine Freestyle Snowboard Bag

    SIZE: 157 and 165
    PRICE: $70

    Dakine knows how to make a good-looking bag, and their Freestyle Snowboard Bag is no exception. Available in various different colourways, this wheel-free bag will look great on your shoulder (not the most important thing to consider but also, let’s be real, it sort of is).

    A padded tarp lined bottom here adds to the sense that your boards are in a good place (you won’t need to worry about them getting scratched or anything like that). The full-length zipper also makes it easier to get the boards in and out. Useful, as this bag is designed to fit a few.

    If you’re worried about that hefty shoulder strap getting caught up in something when the bag’s being moved in and out of the airplane, don’t be. You can go right ahead and remove the strap, placing it in the zippered accessory pocket on the top for safe keeping. It’s a good place to store other stuff too (use your imagination).

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    Dakine Boot Pack DLX 75L

    SIZE: 61x43x36cm
    PRICE: $100

    New for this winter, Dakine’s offering a boot pack that works for both snowboard boots and ski boots.

    The Dakine Boot Pack DXL 75L is packing zippers, pockets, and access points. You can zip up the back panel here, which is the easiest way to pack and unpack the bag. There’s also a large padded helmet pocket and a goggle pocket meaning you won’t have to fit a bulky helmet inside the main compartment, making the bag sit more comfortably on your back.

    On top of that, the top and front zippered cargo pockets and two large zippered side pockets are ideal for storing the rest of your belongings in. The side webbing straps are good for compression and attaching other bits and pieces.

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    Nidecker Weekend Warrior

    SIZE: 158
    PRICE: $80

    The Nidecker Weekend Warrior is the ideal Friday to Monday companion for your snowboards.

    Offered in size 158, the Weekend Warrior weighs less than 1kg (0.8kg to be exact). When choosing a snowboard bag that doesn’t come with wheels, you want to make sure the bag is light – as you’ll be carrying it around on your shoulder when you’re moving about.

    If you want, you can fit a few boards in this bag. Although, needless to say, make sure you leave room for the boots and the rest of your gear too. The bag has got a good amount of volume to it, but don’t fill it up with loads of heavy things as you do still need to carry it around remember.

    With a removable shoulder bag and an attached contact card for you to fill out your details in, in case the bag gets lost in transportation, the Nidecker Weekend Warrior is ideal for those shorter shred trips.

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    Rome Nomad

    SIZE: 162
    PRICE: £140

    Available at 162cm, and in Rome SDS’s signature black / beige camo snowboard bag design, the Rome Nomad is all about keeping things simple.

    A zippered main compartment will keep your snowboard safe and happily stored within the rugged nylon walls of the bag. You won’t even need to take off the bindings as the bag easily fits a mounted board within.

    For you to keep your wet gloves or smelly base layers separated from the rest, there’s an external zippered pocket on top next to the removable shoulder strap. The fabric of the handles has also been reinforced to give them a bit more durability.

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    YES. Board Bag

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    The YES. Board Bag is the perfect place to store your snowboard when you’re heading out into the unknown.

    Black shell fabric with a white YES logo is the way to go when you don’t want your bag to show everything it’s been through. The snowboard bag comes with wheels too, making it a lot easier to commute from one place to another. It will, for example, save you from a strenuous experience at Geneva Airport (also known as ‘hell on earth’).

    The inside of the bag can fit a few boards, a pair of boots, and your outerwear. The zippered pockets on the outside are good for storing goggles, gloves, and other necessities in.

    There are also two straps that go around the outer shell of the bag, ensuring your board has a more firm and stable ride.

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