(Inga Hendrickson)
2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Gear Transport Tools of 2020

Mission-critical kit for cars, trucks, and the garage


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Sportube Toaster Heated Boot Bag ($230)

(Courtesy Sportube)

Plug this handy heated bag into your vehicle’s auxiliary power outlet for the drive up the ski hill. When you arrive, your boots will be nice and toasty. Shove your gloves and hat in there, too­­­—it’s like pulling clothes straight from the dryer.

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Front Runner Outfitters Slimline II Roof Rack ($700 and up)

(Courtesy Front Runner)

Leave it to those overlanding South Africans to design the best rack. This tray can carry up to 650 pounds and comes in 55 sizes, so it’ll fit most vehicles. Plus, it works with more than 50 acces­sories to secure pretty much everything from skis to a rooftop tent.

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DryGuy Travel Dry DX Boot Dryer ($40)

(Courtesy DryGuy)

You need to dry your ski boots after every use, no excuses. This travel dryer is a convenient option. It’s small enough to toss in the glove box and powerful enough to get a pair of boots bone-dry overnight. 

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Rovr Products Phil Lewis Storage Bins ($60)

(Courtesy Rovr)

Organize your back-of-the-car gear (snacks, clothing, blankets, and safety stuff) with a couple of these colorful, durable canvas bins. The rigid plastic bottom won’t wet out when you toss in soggy gear, and the containers fold flat when empty, saving space.

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Rado Lifty Wall Rack ($70)

(Courtesy Rado)

Piling skis and snowboards in the corner of the garage at the end of the day is a quick route to chaos. This simple, attractive, inexpensive rack holds four setups of any length and attaches to the wall in minutes. We also dig the hooks at the bottom for holding poles or gloves. 

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Patagonia Black Hole 70 Wheeled Duffel Bag ($330)

(Courtesy Patagonia)

Keep all your ski stuff in this rugged bag, so when you head out the door at dawn for an epic powder day, you know exactly where everything is. The weather-resistant exterior means you can throw it in the back of your truck without a worry.

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From Winter 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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