Plan Ahead. Ship Instead!


Airline luggage fees are on the rise! Most airlines charge $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second bag. And many of them charge much more.

Vail, CO - (October 11, 2011) – With airline fees and baggage fees in particular at their highest levels ever, Sportube (, the leader in ski and snowboard protective travel cases, is encouraging consumers to ship their gear ahead of time to their destination instead of renting expensive lower quality demos at the slopes. Shipping ahead of time gives you the ability to track and insure your gear. It also keeps you from having to drag your luggage to and from the airport.

“Ski and snowboard enthusiasts that travel for sport typically take pride in owning high quality gear designed to fit their personal needs as an athlete,” said Paul Hields, President of Sportube. “It doesn't make sense to rent expensive, lower quality gear when they can ship straight to a resort and home again in a Sportube.”

Sportube cases can be shipped via FedEx, UPS and USPS without an additional box, directly to a destination; eliminating the hassle of checking your luggage at the airport and easily paying as much as $120 round trip!

Sportube's hard shell protective cases are specially designed to protect skis, snowboards and other winter equipment from travel-related abuse. Blow-molded from high-density polyethylene, the Sportube Ski Series 1 and 2 and Snowboard Series 3 cases are lightweight and extremely durable, lasting significantly longer than any ski bag.

About Sportube
Established in 1995, Sportube is the World's number one supplier of hard sided travel cases for winter sports equipment and manufacturer of fly fishing specific rod cases. Sportube cases are assembled with pride in the USA using the best quality raw materials and components. Sportube has three models of ski and snowboard cases and two-rod tubes. Each model is ergonomically designed, has wheels for easy transport and carries a 5-year or Lifetime Warranty depending on Model. For more information visit the Sportube website at


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