This bag doubles as my winter home, and home sweet home it is.
This bag has more wonderful features than a Vivid girl, and similar
ones too, such as easily stretchable compartments, multiple straps,
heavy duty zippers, and it doesn't weigh a ton, which will help minimize
the chances of you having to pay astronomical charges for overweight
bags at the airport.
With the amount of traveling I've done over the years, I've been beyond stoked with
how well this bag has held up, and refuse to use any other. Because of that, I highly recommend this bag to
anyone who's going out on the road with their skis for more than just a
weekend trip or two.
Of all the ski bags I've ever had, the design on this bag is by far the best I've seen, and it really makes it what it is.
I hated (almost as much as I hate mayonnaise) the fact that
in previous ski bags I've owned the boots compartments were on the
outside, as I found it
more difficult to pack the main compartment and zip it up as result of
the boots sinking down and interfering with the placement of the skis
(especially if you're taking two
But with Armada's Anchorage Ski Bag, in addition to the stellar main
compartment, which is big enough to pack two pairs of skis and a host
of outerwear, hoodies, shoes and other necessities for me while I'm on
the road, on the inside of the main compartment is four additional
pockets in which I can easily store my boots, goggles,
toques, bandanas, headphones, gloves, socks and base layers. Once
packed, it then nicely folds over the main compartment making packing
and my life that much easier, leaving me more time to focus on the more
important aspects of traveling, like how to convince the girl sitting
next to me on the airplane to 'join' me in the bathroom.
In addition to that portion of the design that differs from most other
ski bags bags out there, the Anchorage has a whopping 5 straps. The
standard top strap which was smooth on the hands as I dragged it
through airports all over the world, plus four additional ones on the
sides that made it a breeze for a muscle-less wimp like me to lift it
through narrow train doors in Europe while Italians screamed at me (trust me, it's happened), and
into the back of pick-up trucks for backcountry trips in BC while grizzly bears chased me (which hasn't actually happened, yet).
Take it from me...buy this bag if you're going to be traveling a lot. Last winter I was home for only 10 weeks between the end of December and July and was
basically living out of this bag at all times in between, and it served
me well. So if that doesn't prove just how badass of a ski bag this is,
I don't know what will.