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Safely carry your precious shred stick.
Protect your board from dings, scratches, and overly aggressive airport agents with the Rome Escort Snowboard Bag. Holding boards up to 162cm in length, the Escort Bag features a roomy main compartment with an internal strap that prevents your board from flopping around. Its EVA-reinforced sidewalls and Duratuff lining keep your precious ride protected when it's loaded into jam-packed trunks, storage closets, and airport check-ins. Multiple exterior pockets stash away gloves, tools, waxing irons, and small shred accessories. In addition, its all-terrain wheels effortlessly cruise over rough sidewalks and airport terminals for smooth rolling wherever you roam.
- Let this tough snowboard bag show you how to travel
- Durable construction holds up against turbulence
- Large design holds your bigger boards
- Padded pockets safely carry goggles and tools
- Removable shoulder strap provides carry options
- Wheels roll smoother than an ancient river pebble
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- Q & A
Loving it so far
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've not yet taken the Rome Escort on an airplane (that's next week), but I've done about everything else. It's hauled all my gear several states over and up and down mountains, no problem.
I've been able to fit my board, bindings, boots, and all my cold weather gear into the bag with no major issues. Without unmounting the bindings and turning them, the fit is a bit snug and I have trouble closing the zipper. That's honestly the only real issue I have with the bag: I wish it was an inch or two taller. Everything fits, but just barely. Maybe my Cartels are just big.
Exterior features include three decent sized pockets covering the whole top of the bag, as well as carry/throw handles at both ends and in the middle. Wheels are relatively small, similar in size to skateboard wheels. In addition to a handle for carrying by hand, the bag also has a shoulder strap.
Interior features include two tie-down straps to keep the snowboard(s) in place, as well as a removal boot/luggage bag. The removal bag is permeable mesh, so don't expect any waterproofing on it. The entire interior is padded and coated with a tough (presumably waterproof) lining.
I briefly had a Dakine Low Roller to compare, and this is what I found the major differences to be:
The Low Roller has one exterior pocket to the Escort's three.
The Low Roller does not have the extra shoulder strap/carry handles the Escort does.
The Low Roller doesn't have straps to tie the snowboards down.
The Low Roller's internal luggage bag appears to be waterproof, but has an annoying way of fastening into the main bag.
The Low Roller is slightly taller.
The Low Roller has much larger wheels, maybe 3-4 inches across.
I ended up going with the Escort because of the extra pockets, the extra carry handles/straps, and the internal tie-downs, even though the Low Roller seemed slightly bigger, which is something I was looking for.
Things I really liked about the Rome Escort:
Multiple exterior pockets
Removable luggage bag
Internal board tie-down straps
External carry/throw handles (I can't emphasize the utility of the extra handles enough) and shoulder strap
Things I didn't like/would love changed:
I wish the bag had more height, maybe one or two inches taller, so bindings would fit better.
Go to boardbag
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used the Rome Escort bags for the last few years and they have never let me down. The wheels are smooth in the airport and rugged enough on slushy concrete. The top mounted throw handles are perfect for loading this bag in a car or van and are super handy when trying to hold if vertical in an elevator (trust me, this is a big deal.)
Overall, this is a great, bomproof bag at a fantastic price.