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Drive By :: Burton Wheelie Board Case

by , October 14, 2015

When it comes to snowboard bags the choices are limited.  Only a few brands have dedicated the time and energy to manufacturing a bag built for travel to the slopes.  The company that invented the category has excelled in providing one of the best snowboard cases in the market.  See why the Burton Wheelie Board Case has quickly become my favorite snowboard case.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Who It Suits

Built to travel, this board case is ideal for anyone who plans on taking a trip to the mountains to shred the gnar.  Whether by car, bus, or plane this case is as functional as it is stylish.

The price point may be a bit steep, but the case should last for many seasons with average use.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Who It Doesn’t

Anyone who doesn’t need the extra space or prefers a lighter carry option.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

The Good

The case is designed for the avid and casual snowboarder alike.  This particular style features a fashionable camo pattern, which not only looks great, but also stands out especially at the terminal and can be easily identified from the swarm of black bags.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

The construction is top-notch featuring 600D polyester TPE coated fabric, which is durable enough to withstand even the most brutal baggage handler.  The outer fabric while not completely waterproof does a good job in wicking away moisture.  The bottom of the case has additional support and padding to help protect the gear.  The water-resistant zippers are large and easy to pull open and closed.

The price point may be a bit steep, but the case should last for many seasons with average use.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

One key element of this bag is the signature Burton IXION wheel system.  I would say this could easily be the highlight that separates this bag from the rest.  The wheels roll smoothly and easily from point A to point B.  In the chance of a break, the wheels are even replaceable.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Two straps hold the case and all its belongings in place.  There are two handles, one at the top and one at the side.  The top handle allows for maneuverability while pulling the case on its wheels, while the side handle makes it easy to pick up when needed.  There is an included strap with padding for the off chance you would rather carry the case on your shoulder.  The shoulder strap snaps easily into place.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

The case performs in the way it’s supposed to, providing ample storage for your board(s) and gear.  I was able to pack two boards – my own 156 and my wife’s much smaller board – although a second 156 would have fit fine, two sets of bindings, two pairs of boots, two pairs of goggles and some of the outerwear.  It comfortably fits one board with bindings attached as well.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

I packed the case tight to see what the capacity would be, however we were right at the weight limit with all of this gear when checking it in for a flight.  Two removable cases help separate your gear and can fit boots, bindings, and outerwear.  This came in handy after riding to help keep the wet clothes separate from everything else, and mesh helps to provide ventilation and keep the funk away.

One key element of this bag is the signature Burton IXION wheel system.

Additional organization comes in the form of a large zippered exterior pocket.  When packing multiple boards inside there is lower board storage that adds extra protection and capacity.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

The Not So Good

The price can feel a bit high at $259.95.  I would also like to see an extra smaller internal pocket for additional organization that’s not as accessible for outsiders.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Others to Consider

The Douchebag is epic in this space and deserves a look. 😉

Two removable cases help separate your gear and can fit boots, bindings, and outerwear.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Verdict

Overall, this is the best snowboard bag I’ve ever owned.  It’s just the right size and holds enough gear for any snow-filled adventure.  The quality makes this a keeper and the styling ensures you’ll look like a pro even if you spend more time in the lodge than on the mountain.

Burton Wheelie Board Case

Burton Wheelie Board Case

The Breakdown

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Geek (Performance)

Space & Access
8
Organization
7
Comfort
9

Style (Design)

Look & Feel
8
Build, Materials & Hardware
7
Features
7

Stoke (Experience)

Warranty & Support
9
Brand experience
8
Value
8
X Factor
9

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