If there ever was a conversation starter in an airport, rolling the Sportube (yep, it has wheels) through your local landing strip loaded with adventure gear is it. This hard-shelled plastic and adjustable-length container started up at least a dozen conversations and saved my gear from the abuse that notoriously happens with airlines. What did I pack the Sportube with?
1. Werner Rip Stick SUP Paddle
2. Patagonia R1 Wetsuit Top
3. Salvimar Speargun
4. Riffe Wetsuit
5. Cressi mask & snorkel
6. Dive weights & belt
The Sportube Series 2 was my selected size, which snugly fit all the gear listed above. While the Sayulita adventure called for water gear, Sportubes are more often used for ski and snowboard equipment. If you need to protect your skis, the Series 2 is it; if snowboarding is your passion, the Series 3 is the size for you.
This airline- and FedEx-friendly container performed amazingly well to keep my gear safe. So well, I’ve already bought the Series 3 for my splitboard I’ll be flying up to Bozeman for a hut trip. Gearheads rejoice, here’s your luggage piece.
- A lightweight, hardshell travel case for skis and snowboards
- Polyethylene construction for uncompromised strength and protection
- Adjustable length for a one-size-fits-all solution
- Lockable for added security
- Wheels and easy-pull handle provide easy transport
- Interior padding at both ends protects gear
- Internal hook and loop straps holds equipment secure
- Airline friendly
Size: [width/depth] 280 x 152 mm, [adjustable length from] 122 x 212 cm
Weight: 12 lb
Materials: high density polyethylene