Boot bags are not known for their style. Notoriously unattractive and unnecessarily bulky, they’re hard to stuff into overhead bins and look ridiculous stashed under your office desk. Most are decidedly less hitting-the-slopes-later, more hockey-practice-after-school.
James Poss, founder of Switch Designs, believes the boot bag can be better — transformed, even. Poss combined his passion for design and skiing in Switch, which aims to bring style and innovation to the ski luggage arena. Its premiere release is a boot bag unlike any other: Its patented design instantly converts from backpack to super-slim tote, making it easy to pack in the car, the overhead, or anywhere else you might need to stow it. Its durable 500D USA Nylon Cordura hits the sweet spot between rugged and polished.
1. Patented transformational design: With the click of one reversible buckle, the Switch boot bag transforms from backpack to tote. The tote configuration is slim and fits easily into narrow spots — a tight closet, an overpacked car, or a flight home for the holidays. The bag’s central section boasts two interior mesh pockets big enough for a 13-inch laptop or tablet, a hook for your keys and a pocket for your valuables. Once you’re all packed up, you can stuff your outer shell into the bungee straps and throw your water bottle onto one of the D-hooks. All set.
2. High-end durability: This is the kind of bag that can take being crammed into tight spaces. Its 500D USA Nylon Cordura exterior is a favorite of the military for its rugged durability and resistance to tearing. Trust us — you’ll use it for many winters. Switch also boasts a lifetime warranty so you can be sure it will never quit.
3. Rugged yet polished style: The bag is equally at home in a backcountry yurt or a private jet headed for the French Alps. Its two color options, Black and Coyote, are both classic neutrals that will pair well with any luggage you already own. Taped zippers, hardware by Fidlock and Trimmers Japan, and bark-tanned Wyoming elk leather trim round out the look.