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A Perfect Fit TRAVEL BAG MANUFACTURERS OFFER UP AN INCREASED FOCUS ON COMPARTMENTALIZATION

A LOT OF PEOPLE DROP OFF FROM SKIING BECAUSE IT'S TOO HARD. THE HARD PART ISN'T SKIING. IT'S KEEPING YOURSELF ORGANIZED. compartment and outside stash pockets. Travelers will appreciate the Bucket Boot Bag from High Sierra, which meets airline carry-on requirements while offering enough space for hats, gloves, tools and goggles, as well as its namesake ski or snowboard boots. Likewise Line’s Ski Roller Bag features a rigid, honeycomb-reinforced tip and tail to protect planks from the wear and tear of travel. Globetrotters with a lot on their packing lists will appreciate the Split Roller series from Dakine, available in 60-liter and 100-liter versions. Multiple compartments separate apparel from gear and clean items from dirty ones. The Aviator 40-liter from Douchebags is a unicast ABS shell carry-on roller. This season Athalon brings the heat with its “Amped” Boot Bag, which features a wraparound warming unit to keep boots toasty before users hit the hill. Meanwhile Transpack partners up with Glen Plake to give a special edition line of backpacks a hint of the world-renowned freeskier’s signature style. —Courtney Holden

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The K2 Mountain Duffle offers a ventilated bottom pocket to store your boots, stink-free, and a top section for extra layers. Carry it as a backpack or a messenger bag. Try it out in K2's booth today, #3949.

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EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: THAT COULD well be the motto for travel bag manufacturers given the focus on compartmentalization for 2016-17. And it makes sense, said David Abramowitz, founder/CEO of Kulkea. “It’s solving a real pain point. A lot of people hit a certain age and drop off from skiing because it’s too hard. And the hard part isn’t the skiing aspect; it’s keeping yourself organized.” Compartment systems also keep wet and dry gear separate and prevent more delicate necessities from getting marred — no more scratched goggle lenses or cosmetic nicks on the helmet exterior. “Beyond a timesaver when searching for particular things, it also helps your stuff dry quicker and keeps dirty boots, or other items, from spreading the mess,” said Josh Malczyk, global brand director for Line and Full Tilt. Consider the Slope Pack from Full Tilt with its puzzle-fit compartment to keep ski boots snug and secure. Also find goggle- and helmet-specific pockets and an integrated changing mat on the back panel. K2’s 55-liter Mountain Duffle is divided into a top section for extra layers and ventilated bottom pocket to store boots. Deployable straps allow users to carry the duffle as either a backpack or messenger bag. Meanwhile Kulkea’s Tandem cuts down on unnecessary luggage by offering separate compartments for the boots, helmet, apparel and gear of two young children — all in one pack. Sportube features the Freerider and Freeloader Padded Boot & Gear bags, with padded boot compartments and an extra-large central compartment to handle clothing, gloves, helmets and more. Sportube also adds the Overnighter Duffle, an airline-compliant bag with a three-way carrying system, with two openings for entry to the main

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