Review: High Sierra Single Padded Snowboard Bag
10 Nov, 2009
Intended Purpose: The High Sierra single padded snowboard bag is ideal for a riders first snowboard bag to fit their one setup for the snowboard trip once or a twice a year. I travel a good amount during the season, so having a wheeled snowboard bag with multiple compartments benefits me more.
Size: The single padded snowboard bag holds up to 170cm which I found ideal for my snowboard sizes since they are below 160cm. The description says one snowboard but I was able to carry two snowboards without bindings in the board bag and probably could have done three snowboards.
Appearance: I like blue so the appearance of the single padded in blue is my favorite, it’s clean and simple. It is better than black but it’s not a crazy original print that will stand out if you fly with other snowboard bags.
Ease of Travel: The best part of this bag is something I struggle with my wheelie locker, being below 50lbs when flying. With the lightness of this bag and enough space for your gear you’ll easily be under 50lbs. The shoulder straps help for carrying the board when traveling but for walking alot with it, having wheels is something I personally prefer.
Ease of Packing: The zippers are only on the top portion of the snowboard bag which I found difficult to evenly distribute packing other gear around it. Typically in my snowboard bags I pack clothes around the board to help protect it. With the single padded snowboard bag, since the zipper was only on the top portion once I put the snowboards into the bag, I had to cram and push down the jackets/clothes. Just took more time and wasn’t really distributed well.
Features: The High Sierra single padded snowboard bag features a fully padded main compartment meant for one snowboard (with bindings), zippered front accessory pocket, long webbing handles for a shoulder strap and extra large neoprene padded handle wrap for comfort. It’s a quite simple snowboard bag, enough padding to help protect gear but also can be folded up easily. I found that the best feature since I needed to bring a snowboard bag as a carry-on for my flight to California and planned to pick up 1 board (ended up being 2) for a flight from LA to San Fran. The shoulder strap helped at the airport and getting the snowboard bag around, the neoprene handles also were a added comfort. I’ve had older snowboard bags in the past that just hurt your hands to carry after a minute and you hate those bags.
Durability: After two flights, I started to see some wear and tear on the zippers but only from some cloth coming out and not sure how that will impact the zipper in the future. Overall the bag delivered and no visible damage from traveling. I encountered no damage to the snowboards on either flight.
Thoughts: This bag was much better than my first snowboard bag which was a pain to haul around years ago. Now I’m onto wheelie bags which are incredible for traveling and suit me as a traveler since I travel more often with multiple snowboards and gear. The added bonus of trying the high sierra snowboard bag was it was light, easy to fold up and suitable for traveling with boards (1 board with bindings or multiple boards without bindings).
Some wear and tear
High Sierra Single Padded Snowboard Bag Description
Review Disclosure: This product was given to me by High Sierra to test and review.