We made the investment in our own ski gear and wanted to minimize the chance of it getting damaged when we ship it. The Sportube accomplishes that and more!
Works great!! My wife and I bought skis while on a skiing trip and needed a good way to get them home. Knowing that a friend was happy with his Series I, I decided to get the Series II and carry both pair in one tube. It works great, our two pair plus the carrier is under the 50 lb weight limit for the airlines so it is just costs for an additional bag (at least on Delta). Each pair of skis are strapped together, placed inside the protective hard cover and held snugly in place inside the tube; I could pack a few things (socks, gloves, etc) in between the two pair on the next trip and save a little suitcase space. Again a great product.
I needed a virtually indestructible case to carry my skis and my husband's snowboard when we travel by plane for a ski trip this January. I am NOT going to trust our gear to the baggage handlers in a soft bag! Haven't used the Sport Tube yet, but it seems very sturdy, and I love the wheels so I don't have to carry it. My skis w/bindings and my husband's board and boots fit easily inside, and its very easy to pack and close up. I plan on getting a TSA approved lock for extra security. I also love the fact that I can secure this to my car's roof rack when I'm traveling to my local mountain.
Thank you, Peter Glenn, for the excellent customer service and for the free (!) and fast shipping on this!
We bought four of these locks for our ski cases. We noticed at the airport that nobody locks their ski cases. These locks can be opened easily, so what's the point?
This is a must have item for a double Sportube. The first time I used my Sportube I improvised with a T-handle boot carrier. It hurt my hand trying to haul with it thru the airport. The Easy Pull Handle works so much better distributing the weight in your hand making the pull a lot more comfortable. The easy clip on works great too. You can pop it off and stow it in your carry-on for use at the other end of your flight.
The material that it is made out of is a little flimsy and it is complicated, especially for one person, to get each pair of skis with the poles inside. I prefer the single tube, but the advantage of the double tube is obvious.