One of the trickiest things about traveling for the holidays is how to bring along everything you need. Especially if you’re flying or relying on rental cars, you might have a lot of logistical problems to solve. Will your rental have crossbars? How do you transport your cargo box or ski rack? Fortunately, we’ve got a simple solution that can handle your winter gear, and still fits in a suitcase.
No doubt that you have a lot to pack if you’re planning winter travel. Cold weather clothing often takes up more room in your suitcase or car, not to mention all the bulky gear you need for sports like skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. Add Christmas presents into the mix, and you’re looking at a lot of luggage. Fortunately, our magnetic ski rack is ultra portable, and is still sturdy and reliable enough to handle your skis or snowboard.
Our magnetic ski rack clocks in at just 15 x 22 inches and 12.41 pounds. Toss it into your checked luggage with your bindings, gloves, and snow pants. Each ski rack holds 2 skis or one snowboard, cradled in soft rubber pads that grip the metal roof of your car with special magnetic technology.
Once you reach your destination, it’s easy to install on all sorts of vehicles, so it’s no sweat if the rental company is all out of the vehicle you wanted a la Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Instead of haggling over whether the clerk has a car with cross bars and having to call the airline about if your ski rack will fit their checked baggage guidelines, you can simply pop the magnetized pads onto the roof of your rental.
The ski rack pads easily detach once you’re trip is over, but maintain a strong connection to the vehicle until it’s time for removal. With that kind of super-strong grip, you don’t have to worry that your skis are safe while you’re headed from the airport to the mountains.
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For even more peace of mind, the ski rack also comes with key locks, so you don’t have to worry about running into the store for snacks, hand warmers, water, or one of the delicious craft beers that always seem to be prevalent in mountain towns.
This style of ski rack isn’t just good for rentals, either. If you’re borrowing a friend’s four wheel drive to get into the backcountry, swap cars frequently with your spouse, like to carpool to the slopes, or just like having flexibility to face the unexpected, this ski rack is a simple, elegant solution for winter gear transport.
You might even want to add an extra magnetic ski rack to your suitcase to gift to a fellow powderfiend this holiday season. If your friend has a two door or coupe, they might be under the assumption that a ski rack won’t ever work with their car. They definitely won’t guess that a super strong, minimalist ski rack is what is wrapped and hiding under the tree!