If you have ever found yourself resembling a pack mule gallantly lugging your partners or children’s skis around the slopes or found yourself trudging through resort shouldering your skis and thinking ‘there has to be an easier way’, help could be at hand!
We at Just Flights like a good gadget especially when it’s as handy and practical as the Portaski!
Weighing in at only 217g the Portaski does exactly what it says on the tin. With a patented wheel sled the pocket sized device is designed to carry up to 70% of the weight of your skis enabling you to pull your skis along behind you with the minimal of fuss and exertion.
We packed a couple of Portaski’s off with our Website Manager Tom to give them a road test on his recent ski break to Tignes;
“It’s a really handy device to have in your bag especially if you are some distance from the slopes. In our case we had a good 10 minute walk to the lift in the mornings so strolling along with our skis gliding behind us made a real difference as well as drawing some envious glances!
It negotiated snow, ice and the gritted car park without any problems - and for families or those of us with weak willed partners - it’s a brilliant piece of kit to have!”
As their website states it could very well make carrying your skis a thing of the past. The Portaski retails for £29.95 and you can order online at www.portaski.com
We’re not the only ones to give the Portaski two thumbs up:
"If you are one of those gallant chaps who ends up with aching shoulders every year as you insist on lugging your partner's skis around as well as your own, then the Portaski could be just the thing for you...of course, it's great for skiing families as well, allowing youngsters to carry their own equipment easily. I think it's a bargain..." - Recommended by Neil English At The Mail On Sunday
“Although PortaSki has been available in the past, the new improved model is a lot sleeker, and it has an exciting new design too. And so impressive is the PortaSki, we think it may just become the ski accessory for 2009.” - ifyouski.com
“A Pocket-size device (weighing only 217g) to save your skis from damage caused by dragging. Clip your skis in and pull then over any terrain - road, ice or snow. The crafty wheel-sled technology will also ease the strain on your shoulders”. - Saturday Times 03/01/09