One of the finer pieces of gear we got our hands on last season was the new Ski-Doo Pro Gear Bag. The Ski-Doo accessory people took some time to demonstrate all of its neat features to us, and we must admit we were impressed. You could instantly tell there was some thought that went into the design, more so than the run-of-the-mill gear bags most of us used to use. Things like a roll-out mat to stand on while getting suited up and changing from shoes to boots. Or the boot compartment with drain holes so the bottom of the bag isnâ€™t holding the water. Or the fleece-lined helmet compartment so your face shield or goggles are in contact with a soft fabric, not getting abrasion from a rough nylon. Thereâ€™s even a slick tool compartment, ready for you to fit your essential tools into. Very cool.
The Pro Gear Bag is fairly huge, with ample room to fit your boots in their own place, the helmet in another, and the jacket and pants in the main middle â€œcavernousâ€ center compartment. While not the largest gear bag available, it is fitted with large diameter inline skate wheels, so it is a â€œrollerâ€ bag that also meets FAA rules for airline luggage. Thereâ€™s even a telescoping handle so you can be stylinâ€™ through the airports, or at least rolling your bag through the motel hallways instead of having to lug it the whole way.
Just because it says â€œSki-Dooâ€ on the side doesnâ€™t mean it can only be used for sledding, it serves double duty as an excellent gear bag for ATV and dirt bike riders as well. Weâ€™ve rarely ever seen a better-designed gear bag from anyone, if ever.
The Ski-Doo Pro Gear Bag is available at any and all authorized Ski-Doo dealers and retails for $189.99 USD ($209.99 CDN).