In the Bag: Salomon


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.

The smallest bag we tested with separate boot compartments, Salomon's Racing Week-End Bag ($75; $90 with wheels) is great for the light-packer. The top of the duffel/shoulder bag opens for easy loading, and a front zipper pocket is ideal for keys and sunglasses. Also, two side handles make it easy to lift the bag into high places. If you want wheels, try the Racing Wheel Bag. Downfall: The bag's shoulder strap is not detachable. Call Salomon, (800) 225-6850.