In Gear In the Bag, K2


Tired of lugging and dragging your ski gear? Check out these seven solutions. With everything from quality inline skate wheels and bearings to padded shoulder straps and multiple side handles, today's high-performance bags are as easy to maneuver as your new shaped skis. Welcome to the world of 21st-century travel.

K2's Shaw Ski and Snowboard Bag ($149.95), complete with inline skate wheels and bearings, will save your back and shoulders. This heavily padded bag holds two pairs of skis and a snowboard and has separate compartments for each item. Inside straps hold your gear in place, and straps around the outside let you cinch down to create a compact package. Downfall: It's too big for one pair of skis and too long for short lengths. Comes in black/red or black/bronze. Call K2, (800) 972-4063.