What You Need to Protect Your Winter Gear
Racking up all the best ways to carry and store your winter cargo
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Keep your winter arsenal safe at home and on the road.
StoreYourBoard Timber Ski and Snow Wall Rack ($60)
Skis propped against a garage wall take up space and inevitably clatter to the ground. Keep yours organized with this simple-but-pretty red oak rack, which bolts to the wall and holds up to eight pairs of skis (or four snowboards) on horizontal arms.
Küat NV 2.0 Bike Rack ($649) with Phat Bike Kit ($10)
Get your whip to the trail with this hitch-mount rack. It fits rubber up to 4.8 inches wide and flips down with the push of a foot pedal for easy loading. We love the integrated bike stand that pops out of the rack.
Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carrier ($149)
This slim rack fits up to four pairs of skis or two snowboards laid bottom to bottom, is compatible with almost every roof bar out there, and features large release buttons that allow you to open and close it easily, even with gloved hands.
Thule Force XT Cargo Box ($500 and Up)
Here’s one for the family that skis together. Load the Force XT with four pairs of planks and you’ll still have enough room inside for four of Thule’s 60-liter GoPack duffel bags ($200 for a set of four). Nifty attachment claws click to tell you when they’re sufficiently tight on your roof bars.
Dakine Boundary Ski Roller Bag ($210)
In addition to room for two pairs of skis, this padded roller bag has two removable interior pouches—one lined with a polyethylene tarp material for wet boots and the other made of mesh for stinky clothes. The Boundary’s end handle straps onto all of Dakine’s roller suitcases for easy transport.
Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy Camper Shell ($3,299)
The all-aluminum Explorer comes with built-in rails for mounting roof racks, can handle 300 pounds of equipment, and will take a beating without showing signs of wear. Hinged doors on the back and sides mean you can access gear from any angle.