It’s time to dust off the skis or snowboard and head for the slopes. With fresh powder to carve from Breckenridge to Jackson Hole, it’s time to hit the road and make fresh tracks on your favorite mountain.
And even if you’re still on the clock, why not work from a beautiful mountain resort and do some ski runs in between meetings?
If there’s one bad thing about the ski season, it’s packing and storing all your gear to and from the mountain. Without the right bag to stay organized, hitting the road early and getting first chair is that much more challenging.
If you’re bringing along your work things, you’ll need a bag that can easily store all your devices and your ski gear.
You probably have a few old bags in the garage that have seen one too many seasons traveling to and from the ski hill. Treat yourself this year to a durable bag that can stand up to even the most intense day trips and travel itineraries.
At AP Bags, our rugged and durable men’s bags are perfect for the commute to and from the slopes. Keep all your gear organized and accounted for, so you’ll never have to buy a new pair of socks or goggles once you get to the mountains.
Ski boots, heavy coat, helmet, and your work laptop — you can count on our roomy travel duffels and backpacks to haul all the essentials (minus your skis themselves).
Here are our favorite men’s travel bags to get you ready to work anywhere and go everywhere — with features that might just put your old bags to shame.
Best All-In-One Snow Gear Bag for The Road
It’s not always easy to find a travel bag that’s ideal for snow gear. The Hemi has all the space you need, while keeping your gear safe and secure to and from the mountains.
With dual T-16 aluminum compression buckles, you can comfortably carry heavy loads without straining your wrist, arms, or back. The massive 80 liters of space give you plenty of room to pack your boots, snow pants, and more. And daisy chains on each side of the bag give you extra space to latch on ski poles.
Don’t worry about keeping your gear dry — this men’s bag is made of water-proof 3-layer fabric that’ll keep your bag dry even if it’s dumping.
Best Convertible Backpack for Flying
It’s not enough to just have a backpack for your smaller gear. To hold absolutely everything, reach for The Vipr if you’re headed to your ski destination by plane.
Redefining men’s duffle bags and backpacks is our specialty at AP Bags, and this durable bag is no exception. We build our bags with extra capacity so you can store your bulky gear effortlessly.
Quickly transform the bag from a backpack to a duffle for easier-than-ever wear and packability. For international ski trips, tuck the shoulder straps away in the luggage passthrough to eliminate snag points and give you more space in the overhead bin.
There’s plenty of space for your work stuff, too (if you find yourself catching up on emails between lifts). The fully protected laptop sleeve can store your computer, iPad, and travel documents so you never need a separate bag for work trips.
Best Dual-Compartment Weekender Duffle Bag
We don’t like to play favorites, but The Fury is the kind of bag your buddies will be jealous of.
The cutting-edge design allows you to organize your gear in separate compartments — pack your gloves, goggles, hats, socks, and pants in one compartment, and store bigger items like boots and jackets in the other. For your ski pass, hand warmers, phone, wallet, and snacks, you’ve also got 2 quick-access pockets to access the small things right when you need them.
Heavy-duty nylon coil zippers and storm proof, hi-tenacity micro ballistic nylon keep your things dry and secure for any duration of travel. You won’t get weighed down with this backpack, either. Ergonomic shoulder straps are connected to the bag by Hypalon reinforced loops.
These are designed to move with your body to keep the weight off your back while you move, keeping you comfortable from the airport to the ski lodge.
Get the Best Bags for Travel
If you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough winter weather adventures.
But heading to the mountains or boarding a flight gets harder when your bag isn’t built for the challenge. To get the most out of your travel this winter, you’ll need a bag built for your rugged lifestyle no matter how you get there.
Best Primitive Hot Springs to Explore This Winter
When you’re ready to relax after a long day on the slopes, nothing’s better than taking a soak in a relaxing natural hot spring.
Kick off those heavy ski or snowboard boots and dip in steaming pools rich in minerals, and let those tired muscles unwind. With all those epic runs you crushed today, we think you deserve it.