High Sierra’s Deluxe Trapezoid boot bag offers great features and a great number of value for the traveling skier.
Actually, the High Sierra boot bag has been designed to hold a pair of boots, a helmet and various other accessories in a package sized to comply with airline carry-on rules. Constructed of government grade 1680 Denier nylon this boot bag is designed to hold up to rugged use. The bag layout is interesting in that the boots are housed in separate zippered compartments on either side of the bag. This arrangement protects the boots from damage during transit that might otherwise occur if they were packed together. Drain ports are featured in each boot compartment to remove any water that may accumulate after a day on the slopes.
And a large U-shaped zippered lid provides easy entry to the central storage area of the bag. The brightly colored interior features an attached netted compartment for helmet storage, along with a larger storage area for accessories such as googles, gloves and the like. A zippered security pocket is also provided inside. The exterior of the boot bag features two zippered pockets and gear loops line the front of the bag. The carrying system consists of a pair of adjustable padded shoulder straps and a heavy-duty curved handle. The zippers are heavy duty and feature bright lime green colored plastic pulls. The back of the boot bag is supported by a high-density plastic backboard for added stability and comfort during transport.
The High Sierra Deluxe Trapezoid boot bag was completely tested during a recent ski trip to Canada. Everything about this boot bag has been thoughtfully engineered to provide a balanced load. Packing the boot bag is easy, starting with placing one boot in each outside padded compartment. The author’s helmet was placed in the netted center storage compartment, which kept the helmet secure against the plastic backboard of the bag. After loading in three pairs of googles and two pairs of gloves, there still was a lot of room left in the center compartment. A ski jacket and pants could have been added if necessary. The author’s keys then found a home in the zippered security compartment. The larger of the two outside pockets was used to house a buff, hat, powder cords and a whistle.
And that, the second pocket housed a Kindle, reading glasses and IPod for use on the plane. The beefy padded handle has been placed in just the right location to provide a balanced load when picked up. For the author, the best part of the High Sierra boot bag was the adjustable shoulder straps. After years of struggling with a standard boot bag, it was a pleasure to hoist this boot bag onto his shoulders. The padded straps were easily adjusted by pulling the attached plastic rings. The load was well balanced and much easier to carry than a shoulder strap bag. Being hands-free was a plus. Upon entering the plane the bag fit nicely into the overhead bin. Once the destination had been reached, the brightly colored lime green interior and separate zippered pockets made finding the contents mush easier.
More importantly, High Sierra’s Deluxe Trapezoid boot bag provides professional and recreational skiers and boarders a well-engineered backpack style boot bag with loads of extra features at a very competitive price. As a matter of fact, the boot bag is airplane carry-on compliant is an added bonus for the traveler.