In the Bag: Transpack


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.

Transpack's Cargo ($89) bag has two specially designed side pockets¿complete with air and water holes for melting snow¿to fit even the largest ski boots. The roomy, central compartment is waterproof, and additional mesh pockets air out wet goggles and gloves. This duffel/shoulder bag converts quickly to a backpack. Downfall: Though the triangular shape spreads weight away from your back, it can still be bulky for the smaller traveler. Call Transpack, (800) 778-5735.