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We're off for the long weekend—and we're leaving you with tips from two of our favorite frequent travelers. We caught up with pro-snowboarder Torah Bright and pro-skier Sarah Burke while they were in New York this week—and we totally ransacked their luggage (sorry, guys!). Check out what these two Roxy snow team members are packing in their long-weekend luggage on their off-season. Happy Fourth of July!
Torah Bright: I travel every week! Sometimes the flights are just an hour and a half, or else from west to east coast or to Japan or Europe—it just all depends but, midwinter, we have contests every weekend.
I'm based in Salt Lake City. The European airports are really great, Christchurch has a great airport. New Zealand Airlines/Air New Zealand is the best airline—their planes are beautiful, the seating is great, they have like a different class, premium economy? It's like business.
Coming here to New York, just for a couple of days, I don't need my snowboard equipment so I just have a wheelie and I don't even check it. But midwinter I've got a big travel bag and a big snowboard bag packed. I use all my snowboard equipment that's in my snowboard bag but in the travel bag? It's like I just pack it because I have to take it kind of thing—I just add extra things in because there's room. I definitely overpack a lot.
Roxy's Snow Team kicks off the 2010-2011 season:
We're at events, so yeah we'll go out for dinner but most of the time you keep to yourself a little bit and you cook in and you don't need all those clothes to go out and you end up hanging out in your tracksuit.
Apart from a book and an iPad, I usually pack all my own toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. But here I've been using the body lotion [in the hotel] and I only brought shampoo so I was like, I hope they have conditioner! I've used Bumble and Bumble and Pureology lately.
I'd never be seen in an airport in tracksuit pants, never! I look at people that are wearing it and I'm like, well, they look fine but I can never do it. I've always gotta have real pants on, or jeans. But now, you know how they make the stretchy jeans so I do have more comfortable pants. But I always dress properly. Real clothes.
I have this one Roxy hoodie that has a giant hood and I always bring it and I just pull it over because I sleep with my mouth open on the plane. So I just pull my hood over my face and no one can see it when I'm up against the wall just, aaaaaagh. [Makes sleeping-with-mouth-open face.]
For this trip I packed two pairs of pants, a couple pairs of shorts, something a little
nicer to go out in, a top and then lots of Roxy tees. And then I've got my bikini for the
pool—a Roxy bikini—and Roxy athletic stuff so I can get to the gym. Usually, to cut down luggage I won't take a street coat, I'll use just more hoodies
or something and I will actually use my outerwear jacket as my warm coat. That's my aim pretty much with my outerwear collaboration with Roxy—is that I want it to be used as streetwear as well.
Sarah Burke: I'm based in Whistler and my travel schedule is the same—we're going all year round but our competition season goes from December til April, roughly. This month alone I've probably been on a plane every four to five days going to different sponsor shoots for fall catalogs and that kind of thing. Here, we're with Roxy, and I went to do some hosting with ESPN in Jamaica, so it's just kind of all over the map.
Sarah Burke in action
I love packing for this—there's nothing like just going with a carry-on. In the winter, you get used to having this big 60 pound board bag, but's a lot of lugging around. Everyone's like, "What have you got in there? A dead body?" In the winter I have one board bag and then a travel bag and a backpack. It's not bad, but it keeps your hands full.
I've been through phases where airlines will lose my luggage every single time I fly without question. I don't know what it is, but I always get it back. It's hard when you're there for a contest and you're there for, like, four days and you have training for two days and you don't have your bags. Generally you just wait it out—you don't want to be in rental boots, you're not going to ride well, so you just wait it out and keep your fingers crossed, and keep calling and pestering the airline.
I try to pack as light as possible—so I kind of want everything to have a few uses. So this time I have a jean jacket, which is good for everything, a pair of shorts, a couple of tank tops that can be worn with a cover-up. Dresses are always nice. And then my computer, I've always got to have the computer.
A scarf is my must-have. It's a Roxy scarf that's so long it double-wraps around my head because on planes I fall asleep with my mouth open and it's not pretty. I can put the scarf over my head and then I can really just relax and pass out and not worry about it. For me, it's automatic—I can't travel without a scarf. It also doubles as a blanket.
I pack all my own toiletries. I like really good conditioner. Right now I've been using Pureology. And then body lotion. I feel like the hotel stuff isn't thick enough.
· Torah Bright [Roxy]
· Sarah Burke [Roxy]