Transpack Releases Kids Specific Boot Bag

New York, New York, June 3, 2008. Parents, the frustration is over! TRANSPACK solves the problem of dangling and lost ski and snowboard gear with its revolutionary patented EDGE JR backpack that carries boots, a helmet and gear. "Look … no hands" children can carry their gear hands free on their backs in ergonomic comfort.

TRANSPACK has provided unbeatable technology for hauling grown-up's gear to the slopes since 1995 – and is proud to help parents get their kids to the slopes much more easily with the EDGE JR. Boot backpack featuring the patented Isosceles Storage System TM whereby side pockets hold boots surrounding a roomy central compartment for helmet and gear (gloves, goggles, hats snacks, wallet etc…). This is the same patented Isosceles Storage System TM found in TRANSPACK's award-winning adult Pro-Series travel technology.

The EDGE JR. is made of tough water-resistant, 600 denier-coated polyester. This boot/gear backapck features a coated, water resistant central compartment and side boot pockets with air/water drainage grommets so that snow melting on boots drains away, ensuring that equipment stays bone dry. Double-locking, self-repairing nylon coil zippers, an internal zippered pocket to secure personal items (and cash for hot chocolate!) and comfy padded shoulder straps make the EDGE JR. the smartest boot bag on the mountain.

There is more! The EDGE Jr. comes in tons of colors and prints for boys and girls, and is designed to match Transpack's board and ski carrying bags. These single-padded, lightweight ski and snowboard bags are made from the same tough, water-resistant materials. Kids can haul skis and boards with ease – and look great doing it! The EDGE Jr. boot backpack – and coordinated ski/snowboard bags – offer cool patterns that boys and girls will covet: powder or pink floral, pink leopard, houndstooth, camo, and solids in purple, pink, orange, powder, black, red, navy, gray – and yummy lime green!

During the 06-07 ski season, over 55 million people visited ski resorts across the U.S.* – and over 69% of those visitors were between the ages of 7-17 years, zooming down the slopes on either skis or snowboards! ** Imagine the millions of mittens lost each day without a TRANSPACK!

According to the Snow Industry Association's (SIA) winter sports sales report, the TRANSPACK adult Boot Backpacks are the #1 boot bags sold in the U.S.A. Nothing else compares. The EDGE JR. backpack is on its way, straight to the top in sales – because TRANSPACK's stylish EDGE JR. makes getting to and from the slopes almost as fun as skiing down them. These bags won't break parents' budgets either! The EDGE JR. offers boot backpacks ranging from $29.95-$34.95; the ski/snowboard single padded carry bags range from $49.95 – $64.95

* Source: National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Kottke National End of Season Survey, 2006-07 Preliminary Report.

** Source: National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), 2006 Sports Participation Study.